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Discussion in 'Diver Hunters Forum' started by Winchester 1897, Dec 20, 2018.
First one I've shot at, or seen, since I was 15.
Nice Barrow's drake. Congratulations !
Congrats. Always a great feeling when you check another specie on the list.
Just a boring old mallard but another first for me
A couple other firsts from this year.
The first band? That's quite a pile of pygmy Canadas too. Your brant season is already open? Call me jealous, ours is only select dates in Jan. I plan on trying to kill one with my bow if the weather permits.
First band, first Aleutians, first brant.
Brant season opens in November and ends in December here. Heard the season is going to shortened next year.
One day id really like to come up to WA for gray bellies.
Strange, I don't see them get thic where I hunt until about this time of year. Those Aleutians are cool little birds. I may be showing my age a bit but I remember when we couldn't hunt them or cacklers.
The grey bellies aren't common where I hunt but I've seen a couple. Someday I hope to put one on my wall with the black.
I guess at one time the season opened a lot later, ran into February. The guides who I hunted with said that the huntin was much better then, and that once fish and game/USFWS switched the season to November/December they thought that would ruin brant huntin. The one guy said he didn't know brant even used Humboldt bay before January
I really wish they would move some of our dates up to December so we could hunt them before they have time to settle in. They are easy to pattern here but hard to hunt after they've had time to settle. Once they do they stay way out on the flats and don't come near shore.