Watertown and northern NY

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  1. magnumyammerhammer

    magnumyammerhammer Senior Refuge Member

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    I'm thinking about applying for a job in Watertown NY, and I'm wondering about the waterfowling oppurtunities in that part of the state? I'm especially interested in goose hunting.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks, Daniel
     
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    I'm sitting in Watertown right now. I'll ask the guy I'm here to see tomorrow. He waterfowl hunts.
     
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    magnumyammerhammer Senior Refuge Member

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    thanks
     
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    He says lots of good goose hunting around. Mostly need to get access to ag fields. Some goose hunting on the water with a boat too. It's not far from the St Lawrence, Henderson harbor, etc.

    If I'm not mistaken the regular goose season up there has a 1 bird limit and is 30 days this year.
     
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    magnumyammerhammer Senior Refuge Member

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    Yeah, I was looking at their regs the other evening.
    thanks for checking it out for me. I appreciate it.
     
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    Watertown area has some awesome duck and goose hunting. Nothing like late season diver hunting up there.
     
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    I just saw your post on ND forum, those guys are such Debbie downers. Always trying to chase away the Non-res. i have been going there for 5 years now. Love the place, everyone should do it once or twice in their life.

    Lot of marshes around Watertown, go north to the river or west to Ontario lotsa ducks, very different from ND. You might have to reduce yourself to shooting divers. but they are fun and you can marinate anything and make it taste good. If your going to hunt the lake or river you will need a sturdy boat.
     
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    yeah, there's a lot out here that don't care for out of staters, and not just for hunting. Lot of backwards thinking.

    I'm not a mallard purist by any means. I have no problem dropping a hammer on the bluebill or redhead. I've heard are some pretty good hunting in northern New York, but I wasn't sure how easy it was to come by. Do you do most of your diver gunning in boat blinds?

    Thanks for your reply
     
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    Some from the boat, often its just a matter of finding a good point and setting up a quick stick blind, there not the wariest birds.
    we'll be in ND in October, how do the conditions look? I'm sure water levels are low, but I would think that would just concentrate the birds.
     
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