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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-10-2014, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
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Still hearing woodcock?

I was hearing woodcock regularly through this past Saturday but I haven't heard one since. I am in the south central portion of the state. So who is still hearing woodcock and what portion of the state?
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Re: Still hearing woodcock?

I am in SW PA and am hearing loads of them. I have only seen one or two while hunting though. I have been trying to see them but they are pretty elusive.

Heard some drumming today as well. made my mind go off of turkey maniac mode and lift my spirits that some of the grouse that I had missed made it though this crazy winter. Man they are tough critters.

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Re: Still hearing woodcock?

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I was hearing woodcock regularly through this past Saturday but I haven't heard one since. I am in the south central portion of the state. So who is still hearing woodcock and what portion of the state?
you very much could not have any resident birds where you were hearing them but its possible more will show up. I think the rule of thumb is if you hear them after april 15th they are more than likely resident birds. Ill hear them talking depending on the year up till mid May and i even heard one on Memorial day last year so the Males will continue to look for some love
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Re: Still hearing woodcock?

I'm in southwest.. still hearing them every morning here.
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Re: Still hearing woodcock?

I was hearing them for 2 weeks straight but they seemed to have disappeared. I haven't heard any in 2 days now.

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Re: Still hearing woodcock?

I heard a couple this weekend in Wayne County

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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-29-2014, 09:51 AM
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Had a MY out for the youth turk hunt on Sat and she got to watch her first doodle sky dances. She was amazed how high up they go then drop like a rock : )
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Re: Still hearing woodcock?

Back about April 18 near the full moon I heard 2 peenting at around midnight which was pretty cool. Near Gettysburg battlefield
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I had one peenting and then sky dancing right across the road Saturday night, finished up by flying across the road between the house and kennel directly overhead and unto a dormant field on the other side of the yard.

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Re: Still hearing woodcock?

We found a woodcock on SGL sitting on nest Friday.. She flew off just a bit and we counted 4 eggs in her nest.
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