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Old 12-09-2015, 02:22 PM   #27
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I hunt the same area 95% of the time and this past weekend was the most boat blinds we had all season on this piece of water.
Birds just got here in huntable numbers for everyone if you worked at it.
Sure wish we at least had until Sunday but I do not make the rules!
I would sure trade those weekends in Oct for a couple more now!
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Old 12-09-2015, 03:48 PM   #28
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Well what ya know, another year of Iowa's duck season ending too soon when birds actual arrive in certain parts of this state.

Last year, it was colder than hell, we still had them. This year, a nice front moved them in and with this warm weather, I guess we will get to see them coming into the spreads for the next month.

Boy those days in October were sure a lot better than these December days, said no sane duck hunter ever....
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TH just because you seen traditional high use areas full of hunters does not mean when its froze they quit. They changed their tactics and could be hunting areas the birds are to be found under those cold ice conditions.

Yeah we know your opinion. Open water mean ducks, problem with that is you can have 10 million acres of open water but if you haven't a duck to fill it, your opportunity might as well be shit.

Many got a good taste of that.
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I sure didn't mind shooting limits of Woodducks almost every day I went out in October....the "Get out and find them" approach works year around, not just when you want it to
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I sure didn't mind shooting limits of Woodducks almost every day I went out in October....the "Get out and find them" approach works year around, not just when you want it to
Obviously by reading previous post it doesn't for you..
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I sure didn't mind shooting limits of Woodducks almost every day I went out in October....the "Get out and find them" approach works year around, not just when you want it to
You set your goals pretty high.....3 wood ducks (which is more times than not just pass shooting) vs. a 6 bag limit of mixed ducks..
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I like permanent spot but next year the boat blind will be on for sure. I will take getting burned this year as a learning experience.
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You set your goals pretty high.....3 wood ducks (which is more times than not just pass shooting) vs. a 6 bag limit of mixed ducks..
There were plenty of teal, shovelers, and gadwall to be had in October. The majority of the ducks I shot were in October and early November...before the layoff in late november when the temps were fluctuating. I'm not disputing that there are ducks around now, because there are, all I'm saying is there were plenty of ducks around in October too.
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Obviously by reading previous post it doesn't for you..
I'm not sure what previous post you are referring to, but being that I hunted all the way up to the last day, and most days in between, I shot most of my birds early compared to late. I was out every opportunity I had, and there were dead days in late November and early December just the same.
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I have a question for some of the guys who say change is against the guys who are in charge of structuring seasons agenda.

What is their agenda? i don't pay much attention to any of the gossip or arguments on this subject for the simple fact it does me no good and just gets my heart rate up, so I'm not trying to be a smart ass when i ask this but what is their agenda? or at least in your eyes what do you feel is the reason they don't extend the season or are ignoring these requests?

For the record I'm all for a later season in any way shape or form, I usually dont even hunt ducks until late October - November.
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There were plenty of teal, shovelers, and gadwall to be had in October. The majority of the ducks I shot were in October and early November...before the layoff in late november when the temps were fluctuating. I'm not disputing that there are ducks around now, because there are, all I'm saying is there were plenty of ducks around in October too.
Hey sport I can assure you that there were very few if any ducks during the time frame you were talking about down here in SW Ia.
Please remember we can have zones and these zones in no way should be less then 2 weeks apart.
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Hey sport I can assure you that there were very few if any ducks during the time frame you were talking about down here in SW Ia.
Please remember we can have zones and these zones in no way should be less then 2 weeks apart.
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Right, and I agree with you whole heartedly. However, for some reason there is a reluctant mindset to separate the dates of the zones much, just as you said. Rather, the seasons are tending to maintain a specific/constant amount of time between North and South and the seasons get shifted together. Such is this year, when the North season now ends on the weekend (which I'm not concerned about losing a couple days early to accommodate guys in the north that want to hunt late). My worry is this, the DNR does not want to lengthen the offset between north and south zone season, yet there is a constant push from the southern zone guys for a later season (which is understandable since there are still high concentrations of birds around down there). So, if there is a shift towards a later season, yet the offset between zones doesn't change, that leaves me to believe that the north zone is gradually going to start shifting later along with the south, which is something many northern guys don't want. You all say yourselves that the DNR won't lengthen the time between zone seasons, so doesn't that seem like what may happen?
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Old 12-10-2015, 01:21 PM   #39
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I shot 2 woodducks this year. What a barn burner. Glad we set our seasons for them.
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