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What is your favorite Duck to hunt and shoot ,Anything but a Mallard

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  1. H20DAD

    H20DAD Elite Refuge Member

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    The limit should be zero. The population is in trouble.


    Black bellys. Lucky for me you guys don’t know what you are missing.
     
  2. OneShotBandit

    OneShotBandit Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    GUNNERX2 Elite Refuge Member

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    From all the comments, no one be lovin' them some spooners.
    Personally, GWT are my favorite. Fast, agile and right good on the table.
     
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    bullpinnie Elite Refuge Member

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    Spoonies are all of the above. I'll smoke a full 6 duck limit of spoonies anytime.:yes
    #theothergreenhead
     
  5. bill cooksey

    bill cooksey Elite Refuge Member

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    That's asinine. If we managed black bellys based on continental numbers, the season would be closed everywhere in North America, yet you believe that's how sprig should be managed. Fortunately, biologists are beginning to look deeper. There are pretty good sprig numbers in my flyway, but I think the current limit is appropriate here. I believe it should be lower in one flyway and higher in others.
     
  6. seiowa

    seiowa Elite Refuge Member

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    Things I like shooting in order of most satisfying to least:

    red tailed hawks off fence posts

    grebes on a duckless day

    stray cats

    thieves
     
  7. Billy Bob

    Billy Bob Elite Refuge Member

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    Never been to the Pacific flyway, have you? The population is NOT in trouble here. Your flyway has maybe at best 5% of the pintails so people from your side of the country think they're going extinct. Out here we have near 70%...clouds of them. Same with wigeon but there are no restrictions on them.
     
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    Ratdaddy Senior Refuge Member

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    + 1 on the sprig limit in the Pacific flyway. Tons of sprig this year. If there was even a 3 bird limit we would have targeted them and probably raised our overall season harvest by 25%.

    I think the black bellied tree duck should be closed for hunting. I haven't seen one in my 40 years of duck hunting on the west coast....

    Bill

    Bill
     
  9. H20DAD

    H20DAD Elite Refuge Member

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    You guys are a sad lot. The science the science the science, except when we don’t like the science.

    3/30 should be the response to the science. No flooded corn.

    And I’d love a population study each year of black belly’s and when they nest. They are expanding. They are the hope for the future of duck hunting across the southern us.

    Bill, you should be specifically ashamed of your response.
     
  10. bill cooksey

    bill cooksey Elite Refuge Member

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    Why, it was accurate? My personal feeling is if the hope for the future of duck hunting is an invasive species, I have no interest in that future. You enjoy them, and that's fine, but you have no interest in science, real duck hunting or real duck hunters
     

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