Virginia Flyway Forum Sponsors

Well?

Discussion in 'Virginia Flyway Forum' started by Little Ruddy, Nov 20, 2019.

  1. markd

    markd Elite Refuge Member

    Messages:
    5,335
    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2003
    Location:
    Leesburg, Virginia
    Liked.
     
  2. RedDog

    RedDog Elite Refuge Member

    Messages:
    1,644
    Joined:
    May 21, 2008
    Location:
    ESVA
    First ducks I killed as a boy and still my favorite to hunt. We have a load of them out here on the coast.
     
  3. Deadrise

    Deadrise Senior Refuge Member

    Messages:
    389
    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2015
    Location:
    Tidewater
    Crazy how they act.
     
  4. bird junkie

    bird junkie Elite Refuge Member

    Messages:
    2,333
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2005
    Location:
    Front Royal, Va.
    10 years ago I used to see a lot of black ducks up here in the northern valley not so many anymore. The can be tough to talk down in my experience
     
  5. Montauker

    Montauker Elite Refuge Member

    Messages:
    6,416
    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2005
    Location:
    Virginia/Montauk NY
    In my experience talking to them is a waste of time, but I have hunted some places (salt marsh ES) where they ate up the call.

    About 20-25 years ago I was on a saltwater lake in NY and the sun had just set. On a good day you'd see 20 or so. Well as I'm picking up I watched groups of 100+ descend from up on high. I probably watched 2000 + over 20 minutes come and land in the middle of this lake. They were gone the next day. But that afternoon is burned in my memory.
     
  6. creedsduckman

    creedsduckman Elite Refuge Member

    Messages:
    4,293
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2005
    Location:
    Virginia
    In my experience black ducks either ignore you or they eat the call up. The colder and windier it is the more the latter becomes the norm, add ice and its game over. I don't know if there is a dumber duck than a black duck in the ice.
     
    Montauker and Valleyhonker like this.
  7. ctm

    ctm New Member

    Messages:
    17
    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2019
    Location:
    Central, VA
    I agree with creed regarding black ducks and ice. That has been my experience as well in the backwater.
     
  8. Little Ruddy

    Little Ruddy Elite Refuge Member

    Messages:
    2,297
    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2002
    Location:
    Poquoson,Va.
    Well,don't know how every one else is doing but we are at rock bottom. We are lower than
    Whale #%&# right now. Absolutely nauseating,Mr. Grinch! I went after deer today instead of duck that's historic.
     
  9. Blackduck

    Blackduck Senior Refuge Member

    Messages:
    843
    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2000
    Location:
    VA
    Also doing poorly right now. Hunting deer tmrw. We will see
     
  10. bird junkie

    bird junkie Elite Refuge Member

    Messages:
    2,333
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2005
    Location:
    Front Royal, Va.
    Had ducks show last night greys and couple ringers.
     

Share This Page