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  1. Willie McKoy

    Willie McKoy New Member

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    Everybody ready for a cold opener?
     
  2. TheDuckSlayer

    TheDuckSlayer Elite Refuge Member

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    wasnt bad. 10 greys and 2 wigeons for us. bluebills and bootlips took a beat down
     
  3. Willie McKoy

    Willie McKoy New Member

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    2 limits of grays and robber ducks is a nice morning. I'm longing for some more of that cold now. I scratched on the opener for the first time in many years. Scouted some birds but made a last minute change in plans to hunt a new spot that "looked" good instead. Won't do that again.
     
  4. Matejka

    Matejka Refuge Member

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    Hows the huntin down in dixie? My brother is down in Fairhope and keeps telling me to make the trip down because the bay is loaded. What is a robber duck ? Bluebills?
     
  5. Willie McKoy

    Willie McKoy New Member

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    Hey Matejka,

    Hunting here is like most places - some days its on fire some days its slow. Nothing like the number of birds you see in parts of Nebraska, but we have our days. Robber duck is a nickname for wigeon, based on their habit of hanging out with divers and robbing them of vegetation when they come up.
     
  6. 3.5 XTREMA

    3.5 XTREMA Senior Refuge Member

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    We call baldpates "robbers" cause they look like they are ready to rob a bank with that swoosh across their eyes!
     
  7. solitude

    solitude Senior Refuge Member

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    From what I understand wigeon are also robbers because they steal food out of the mouth of diver ducks.
     
  8. JP

    JP Elite Refuge Member

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    Perhaps, they should be re-named, politicians ?
     

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