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Old 12-12-2015, 10:43 AM   #53
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The Tale of 2 regions.

I have said this before and maybe some really haven't paid much mind to it or looked at it in a different way.

All you have to do to understand the difference between North zone & South zone is look at the harvest statistics for the same time periods you are both open. This means to include looking at the species harvested during the same time frames.

Then look at the final harvest statistic when its all said and done and the fat lady has sang. There is a lot to be said about those statistics that south zone duck hunters haven't even begun to use to their advantage. You can request that data from your new waterfowl biologist.

Why is the harvests physical makeup of species so different during the same time periods of both seasons open?

A migration is a migration right or is it?
Habitat Differences?
Habitat Use differences?
God knows the damn season structures about mirror each other.

So why the big discrepancy in harvest statistics in total and by species?

I will leave the rest up to those willing to read it and look at the info.

This is for the 1st segment 5 day period.
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Old 12-12-2015, 10:07 PM   #55
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I consider myself an early season guy, and in my mind duck season should start somewhere Oct 25 in the south zone.
Earlier than is just teal and local .
love the teal season so that's covered.
I am in total agreement with you late season guys as long as we are talking liberal seasons.
Which I suspect might be 60 duck days ad infinitum. Because money
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Not seeing a big difference. Pretty amazing how they mirror each other in rank from most to least. Would have expected the mythical Iowa breeding grounds to have caused a wider difference in big duck kill.
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YOUR CLOSE BUT NO CIGAR.

There is a difference in production region vs staging region and so there is a difference in Habitat as well. Opportunity is also different. South zone hunters do not have the number of shallow wetlands to hunt. The only thing you're right on is about how the north zone season is a mirror of the south zone season dates. I guess that is what happens when you're a state with 3 zones and some try to manage it as a statewide season structure. That's what you have had more of over the years than anything.
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YOUR CLOSE BUT NO CIGAR.

There is a difference in production region vs staging region and so there is a difference in Habitat as well. Opportunity is also different. South zone hunters do not have the number of shallow wetlands to hunt. The only thing you're right on is about how the north zone season is a mirror of the south zone season dates. I guess that is what happens when you're a state with 3 zones and some try to manage it as a statewide season structure. That's what you have had more of over the years than anything.
Not close no cigar.
Numbers are very similar except the south zone killing quite a few more teal... whose habitat is what?????....... shallow wetlands.
Nice job professor.
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You have far more shallow wetland habitat areas up in the north zone vs the south zone and so you see a greater number of birds shot in that region vs the south zone during the same time period. I know its true, get the numbers from your New state waterfowl biologist.


You point to the teal being a big issue for the south zone. Well didnt I just say staging area? I think I did.
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