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Discussion in 'The Duck Hunters Forum' started by MarshmanDon, Mar 4, 2020.
Blacks in the late season
Wood ducks. I cut my teeth hunting woodies in cypress/Tupelo gum swamps and still humbled at times after all these years.
Guess I can't vote
After a lot of thought I,d have to say my favorite are the ones with feathers. I,ll give em all an equal change to go home with me!
I like to shoot "Water Doves (Teal)" they are very sporting IMO.
You best check out the Merriam-Webster dictionary it's spelled both ways!
ex: Coupons or Qoupons?
Shooting a good wood duck roost in the woods can be pretty dang fun.
To hunt and shoot, blue wing teal. I also like eating them. Throw 10 of them in the turkey fryer for 10 minutes, hard to beat.
Mallards make me look like I know what I'm doing. Pintails are drop dead gorgeous in the sun. And nothing's more fun to shoot than green-wings.
But my favorites "to hunt and shoot" were black ducks when I lived up north and their mottled cousins down here by the Gulf. Being residents they wise up fast and, after opening week, usually have to be tricked into straying from known-to-be-safe places or routes. That, or hunted there, which can be a fun challenge in its own right.
Then, too, there's the "pilot duck" element. Aside from other humans, there's not a whole lot more irritating in waterfowling than breaking a flight down from way the hey up only to have a pair of mottleds get up out yonder and pilot them to safe harbor. So there's even an element of revenge to tripping local mottleds, which is, indeed, sweet.