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Offline Dan-o

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Re: Wood ducks
« Reply #15 on: April 29, 2024, 10:24:10 PM »
I have hunting access to a little piece of property in the Auburn valley that's a bit of a Wood Duck mecca.
I see Wood Ducks there all the time.
We shoot plenty of ducks off of it.

I've never shot a Wood Duck....    I think just because they're so stunningly beautiful.
I'm an old Wood Duck Softy.     :)
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Re: Wood ducks
« Reply #16 on: April 30, 2024, 05:05:03 AM »
Take a trip to the east coast. Maryland to South Carolina and wood ducks are about the only duck you can bet on killing!

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Re: Wood ducks
« Reply #17 on: May 01, 2024, 07:49:38 AM »
In my experience, wood ducks are very area specific. find those areas and you will shoot plenty of them. Also they fly right at first light so you better be ready. 

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Re: Wood ducks
« Reply #18 on: May 07, 2024, 03:56:23 PM »
2nd on the beaver ponds. See them on dnr land during deer season on ponds. They seem to like ponds near other little ponds so they can travel back and forth. These are usually a mile or so behind a lowland gate, which basically would a waste of time to duck hunt unless ur specifically targeting woodys. My friend just got his wood duck mount back, 2nd duck he ever shot on some slew up north of everett. Lucky dog

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Re: Wood ducks
« Reply #19 on: May 07, 2024, 04:10:25 PM »
Beaver ponds/flooded wooded areas near rivers hold them. They are creatures of habit so if you find them once they will probably be there for a while. There definitely seem to be a large distinction between the birds this time of year and the ones that are around in the season. The ones that winter here seem to be a smaller population.

That said....

My first and last wood ducks were shot in a drainage ditch next to a spud field.

Like many, I don't shoot them anymore. When I was a kid I shot quite a few and now 20 years later there still aren't any wood ducks in that area during the season.


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