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Other Hunting => Waterfowl => Topic started by: Copperwood on October 01, 2017, 05:35:38 PM

Title: Ridgefield Refuge Results
Post by: Copperwood on October 01, 2017, 05:35:38 PM
Hey everyone,  I'm just curious what picks you all received from ridgefield. I got a 7th pick. My dad got a 14th pick and two buddies got a 15th and 14th pick. All one pick and high. I'm wondering if it's just bad luck or they messed up the draw again.
Title: Re: Ridgefield Refuge Results
Post by: hitman2 on October 03, 2017, 05:10:14 AM
No mess up, got three draws ,son got three, and buddy got four
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Post by: fowl smacker on October 03, 2017, 06:52:11 AM
I haven't hunted Ridgefield in probably 15 years.  What a joke!  Skybusters, guys yelling at their dogs that won't listen.  I'll take off refuge public hunting any day of the week before I ever set foot there again.
Title: Re: Ridgefield Refuge Results
Post by: goosegunner on October 04, 2017, 06:10:59 AM
I got 2 draws both are #5 picks. My son only got 1 and its a #13 draw. All of our draws are in the late season to.
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Post by: curtdiesel on October 04, 2017, 03:51:45 PM
I drew a #3 and a #12
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Post by: quackattack90 on October 05, 2017, 01:28:28 PM
Drew a #5,8, and 12.  My buddy didn't get a single pick.
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Post by: pianoman9701 on October 05, 2017, 02:01:16 PM
So, are these draws for the whole year? How does it work?
Title: Re: Ridgefield Refuge Results
Post by: goosegunner on October 05, 2017, 02:07:47 PM
Yes Ridgefield does there draw for the whole year preseason. You can enter a max of 30 picks. Up until a couple years ago they broke it up into 3 different draw dates with a max of 10 picks each session.
Title: Re: Ridgefield Refuge Results
Post by: pianoman9701 on October 05, 2017, 02:25:51 PM
are there any field sites or are they all water? I'm without a dog, so...
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Post by: Duckgtr on October 05, 2017, 03:54:30 PM
are there any field sites or are they all water? I'm without a dog, so...
If you got an open spot I can bring mine. I forgot to put in
Title: Re: Ridgefield Refuge Results
Post by: pianoman9701 on October 05, 2017, 03:58:27 PM
are there any field sites or are they all water? I'm without a dog, so...
If you got an open spot I can bring mine. I forgot to put in

I didn't know they drew before the season. The last time I hunted there was with another guy and we went around mid-morning to wait for spots to open up. That was 20 years ago. It seemed like a zoo.
Title: Re: Ridgefield Refuge Results
Post by: goosegunner on October 06, 2017, 06:42:13 AM
 You can still do  that at 10am. they do a draw at 10am to refill blinds, then any time after 10 that you show up you can choose any open blind. You can also show up 1 3/4 hours before shoot time with all the reservation holders. Once all the reservation hunters are taken care of. They will do a standby draw just like they do at 10am to fill any blinds that are open.

 Also you can hunt Ridgefield without a dog. All the ponds are very wadable for the most part, There are only a couple spots that can be tricky. But a dog sure does make it easier.
Title: Re: Ridgefield Refuge Results
Post by: h2ofowlr on October 06, 2017, 07:23:00 AM
The spoonie killing will commence in T-8 days.   :chuckle: :chuckle:
Title: Re: Ridgefield Refuge Results
Post by: pianoman9701 on October 06, 2017, 08:44:02 AM
You can still do  that at 10am. they do a draw at 10am to refill blinds, then any time after 10 that you show up you can choose any open blind. You can also show up 1 3/4 hours before shoot time with all the reservation holders. Once all the reservation hunters are taken care of. They will do a standby draw just like they do at 10am to fill any blinds that are open.

 Also you can hunt Ridgefield without a dog. All the ponds are very wadable for the most part, There are only a couple spots that can be tricky. But a dog sure does make it easier.

Same as it has been in the past then. Thanks!
Title: Re: Ridgefield Refuge Results
Post by: goosegunner on October 06, 2017, 09:59:05 AM
The spoonie killing will commence in T-8 days.   :chuckle: :chuckle:

 Only if you want to. If you lay off the spoonies its possible to kill limits of all good birds. Between my son and I we kill over 100 birds a year down there and there will only be 3 or 4 spoonies in that total. I do like to kill a couple nice drakes in the late season.
Title: Re: Ridgefield Refuge Results
Post by: Copperwood on October 06, 2017, 12:32:58 PM
Well looks like I wasn't as lucky as others as far as the draw goes. I'm glad some ended up with some good pics. Ridgefield is always kind of a *censored* show but it not a bad place to take a young dog when the birds are flying. Thanks for the responses everyone. Good luck this season!
Title: Re: Ridgefield Refuge Results
Post by: fethrduster on October 16, 2017, 12:26:43 PM
I'm bummed I didn't get drawn for a slot.