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Been doing a lot of duck hunting this fall. The hunting has been fantastic to say the least. Lots of days with around 10 ducks each. Best day was 14 i think. Inland is closed now so off to the coast for the next couple weeks.
If anyone is interested in coastal puddle duck and sea duck hunting contact Mitch Filson of Filson Charters he will set you up on some birds, knows the coast very well and is a great guide. 603-731-3481
Coastal zone is still open until January 10th. You owe it to yourself to try it out if you are a waterfowler.
The Duck Boat 16 foot wide body mod-v jon boat with a johnson 15hp, goes 24.7mph with gear and still holds 20+ mph with slipknot as BALLAST...
Me and slipknot with a limit of 8 mallards in 9 minutes on 11 shots we had to make two finishing shots and we shot the same duck in the air once hence needing 11 shots. Look at the heads on a couple of those drakes, a head shot of 3.5 inch BB loads at 6-10 yards really causes a duck head some major issues.
Mitch and Slipknot with 6 nice mallards.
6 mallards and a black with slipknot, got 2 more after the pic to round it out to 9 for the day.
Good to hear from you again Adrien! Looks like you and Craig have the ducks down pretty good! (no pun intended)
There have been some HUGE mallards this season. I shot a few in the beginning of the late season that I thought were geese when they were coming towards me.
I have been using #3 Black Clouds (3 inch mags) and they have been good medicine for most ducks...even big blacks. I do keep 3.5 BBs in my pocket though for when the Canadas come through.
Looks like you had a great season Adrien. Ours has been about average. Our shooting has been subpar and we've had some slow days but have also had days where the ducks and geese just filled the skies until 9 or 10.
Yup, we saw a couple of mallards like that, big old canadian red leggers twice the size of any other mallard we shot, just crazy looking to say the least.
We have all been experimantying with different shot this season and all seem to do the trick on birds over the decoys.
We have used black cloud, plain old winchester expert, i love the new remington HyperSonic steel. 3.5in BB's at 1700 fps is pretty deadly on a duck. bought some more black cloud today, 3.5in #2 with 1.5 ounces of shot at 1500 fps, no more holes in the pattern, thats hundreads of pellets just smashing them. (good or bad not sure yet???)
I have to say i like the bb's but there are holes in the pattern with them out around 30 yards unless you are shooting a full choke. not many feather puffs with a BB load, if hit, they go down. anxious to try the black clouds i bought, im up in canada now for x-mas and going to pound some blacks and seas ducks 4 black a day limit up here.
what are you doing with the feathers. I take all you get of the mail mallard.
what are you doing with the feathers arrien.
Iwould take all mail mallard feathers if you would save them for me jim