Whos got their Teal spots picked out?

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  1. buck19

    buck19 Senior Refuge Member

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    Drove quite a ways west Sunday trying to line up a camping spot and 3-4 teal spots. Based on what I saw Im going to stay home and suggest you do as well. No damn water and definitely no teal. Mallard and woodduck numbers looked strong. Who ever thought a teal season would provide a viable ethical waterfowling opportunity is crazy…. lol Since I’ll be out there anyone know where I get get some number 6 steel loads? For doves of course….
     
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  2. Matt Jones

    Matt Jones Senior Refuge Member

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    One in the same in my opinion, tomato---tomatoe
     
  3. musher

    musher Elite Refuge Member

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    Mostly old hen mallards
     
  4. Zehyani

    Zehyani Senior Refuge Member

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    Not going to hunt teal in the early season.
    I just don't trust my eyesight enough to not shoot a juvie mallard or gad.
    plus mosquitos.
    good luck all, be carefull
     
  5. Bullet21XD

    Bullet21XD Elite Refuge Member

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    That's too bad, Z.

    After scouting this weekend, if things remain unchanged the next week...i'm expecting some stellar teal action next week!
     
  6. megasupermagnum

    megasupermagnum Senior Refuge Member

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    Well all that rain really changes things. The ducks seem to be more or less in the same areas... for now. It's not enough rain to flood anything like a field, but a lot of semi-dry sloughs are now all water, and even a lot of water in ditches. It also kick started the bears. I hadn't got a single bear on either bait all week. Then it rained, and both baits, 20 miles apart, had a bear on it that evening.

    It will be interesting to see how this season plays out. The last big drought I recall it being a normal spring, tapering off into a dry fall. It resulted in one of the best hunting seasons I can recall. If this trend of rain continues, it will be interesting to see how animals react, especially after duck opener. Or maybe it will continue to be dry. Too early to tell for sure.
     
  7. CrahNX

    CrahNX Elite Refuge Member

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    Moved to WI back in April, but may head back this coming weekend and mix in a teal hunt with early goose over the several days. My brother recently purchased an absolutely amazing waterfowl/deer hunting property and it needs to be broken in. I haven’t bothered to figure out waterfowl hunting out here yet, but shouldn’t be too difficult as the only thing people care about is slinging arrows from their Matthew’s at deer.
     
  8. megasupermagnum

    megasupermagnum Senior Refuge Member

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    Did you end up getting a lot of rain in WI the last couple weeks?
     
  9. Zehyani

    Zehyani Senior Refuge Member

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    Good luck all this weekend.
    Stay safe.
    The DNR will be trying to observe hunters and checking bags, they say.
    Early goose and teal.
     
  10. Neighbor Guy

    Neighbor Guy Elite Refuge Member

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    And this is why we can’t have nice things…

    I see at least 4 non teal on this strap

    fake book is pulling posts as fast as people can post them. Not a teal only pile pick yet.

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