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Do you smash a hen at first light???

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  1. CA Hunter

    CA Hunter Elite Refuge Member

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    If it flies, it dies!!!!:dv
     
  2. Silver Wings

    Silver Wings Elite Refuge Member

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    Depends on the light conditions and all, but we see a lot of Pintail here so most guys don’t have a problem with ID.

    Pass
     
  3. GK1

    GK1 Elite Refuge Member

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    I ain't starving neither is my family. Pass.
     
  4. Gomer

    Gomer Elite Refuge Member

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    When the USFWS and CADFW get off their arses and give us 3, I’ll be more selective. 1 a day dies whether hen or drake. ;-)
     
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  5. EL GURU

    EL GURU Senior Refuge Member

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    At first light I’m looking for green, if birds are moving around... I’m pretty selective then because I think there’s a greenhead working into the call just out of vision in the early morning twilight... once the sunrise is established and I have a total 360 awareness then we’ll consider shooting hens, teal and the whatever’s
     
  6. TonyM

    TonyM Senior Refuge Member

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    No. Let her go. There will be some bulls along at some point.
     
  7. Duck Seeker

    Duck Seeker Senior Refuge Member

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    Hen Spoonie seems to be my go to first light bird..... :sp
     
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  8. Rick Hall

    Rick Hall Elite Refuge Member

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    We've a few here, too:


    But the OP and I both said "first light" - and, while I suspect this venerable panel more serious about their birds than the rank and file, I don't even believe "most guys" among the general waterfowling population could tell an unaccompanied pintail hen from an unaccompanied gray hen in decent light..
     
  9. blackdog58

    blackdog58 Elite Refuge Member

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    Gray ducks get a pass also.
     
  10. Nocalhonker

    Nocalhonker Elite Refuge Member

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    Pass, at the end of the day one duck isn’t a big deal. To each there own usually an opportunity for a bull will come along.
     

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