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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-23-2019, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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Lots of wood ducks

Didn't duck hunt Saturday because my son had to work but he had off Monday and Tuesday so we duck hunted Monday, Tuesday and this morning before he went to work. Tried different spots and they all had wood ducks. 3 awesome hunts. My son got his limit every day with a total of 7 drakes and 2 hens and both hens were banded! I limited the first day with one being a banded drake and got 2 birds/day the other 2 days for a total of 16 (12 drakes and 4 hens) between the 2 of us. Neither of us had ever killed a banded duck before. Seems like conditions/migration is perfect this year. There are a lot of woodies and tons of mast in the water. Hopefully they stay awhile. Didn't see nearly this many last year
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-23-2019, 10:36 PM
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Wow, great hunts, wish i had as much action. Hunted Saturday and only saw one duck that rocketed by just before shooting time and heard only one volley of shooting much further down stream all morning. Went out Tuesday to a spot further up creek and had a woody early and a single mallard drake mid morning. You’ve must have the woody magic! Enjoy eating them, woodies are very tasty.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-24-2019, 02:31 AM
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congrats on your harvest , and a lot of action and fun. also quality time with your son
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-24-2019, 11:52 AM
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That first band is special. Nice hunt!
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-24-2019, 10:36 PM
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Great job and sounds like a great hunt. Congrats
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-28-2019, 07:21 AM
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The most woodies I've seen on the creek I hunt was this year. This past Saturday I shot 3 and when the 1st shot rang out, the water up and down the creek erupted with woodies. Probly 40 plus, and that's just the ones I could see on the stretch I was hunting. Great to see though!
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-28-2019, 07:28 AM
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Wood duck flank feathers make wonderful dry fly wings. They are costly little feathers!! On the Orvis site woody flank feathers cost $1 a feather!!!
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Wood duck flank feathers make wonderful dry fly wings. They are costly little feathers!! On the Orvis site woody flank feathers cost $1 a feather!!!
We gave 2 big ziplocks of flank feathers to a fly fishing friend. I may have to start charging him. LOL
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