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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-15-2019, 12:06 PM Thread Starter
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I am extremely new to waterfowl hunting. I had a quick question regarding the habits of wood ducks.


I have recently found a pocket of them this spring. Will they typically be living in the same general areas in the fall as they are found now?


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All depends on weather and dates of the season
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Hey,

I am extremely new to waterfowl hunting. I had a quick question regarding the habits of wood ducks.


I have recently found a pocket of them this spring. Will they typically be living in the same general areas in the fall as they are found now?


Thanks!
They are getting ready to nest right now, when the young leave the nests they will stay in the same area till they young can fly, not necessarily the same place because the hen will lead them away from the nesting area. In the fall when they migrate the best place to find concentrations of them is moving water with oak trees on the banks, however they will use ponds and rivers when migrating. You will need to scout areas you want to hunt in the fall because they are staging for the migrations at that time and move around to find food and shelter. That said, if you found them in the spring, you will more than likely find them there in the fall for a while if they do not get pressured.
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Hey,

I am extremely new to waterfowl hunting. I had a quick question regarding the habits of wood ducks.


I have recently found a pocket of them this spring. Will they typically be living in the same general areas in the fall as they are found now?


Thanks!
They are getting ready to nest right now, when the young leave the nests they will stay in the same area till they young can fly, not necessarily the same place because the hen will lead them away from the nesting area. In the fall when they migrate the best place to find concentrations of them is moving water with oak trees on the banks, however they will use ponds and rivers when migrating. Woodies and teal are some of the first to migrate . You will need to scout areas you want to hunt in the fall because they are staging for the migrations at that time and move around to find food and shelter. That said, if you found them in the spring, you will more than likely find them there in the fall for a while if they do not get pressured. I had a winding wooded creek with oaks and other trees along the banks. I would hunt them once a year by slowly wading the stream and It was nit unusual to come around a bend in the stream and come upon a dozen birds in the water and or sitting on a log in the water. I would take a pair and them be done hunting them for the season. It was the same creek every year. I hung about a dozen woodie nesting boxes on trees along that stream to make sure they had places to nest.
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Thanks Woods walker! I appreciate the response!
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