Where the Ducks at?

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  • duckmanJRduckmanJR Posts: 18,225 AG
    If its an aluminum canoe...the recycler is paying good money for aluminum....might have enough to buy some nice breakfast.
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  • Capt Jeff KraynikCapt Jeff Kraynik Posts: 578 Officer
    blackmagic wrote: »
    I sure hope those miscreants aren't leaving canoes, "litter", out there again this year. It is illegal.

    Per Doug Voltilina, leaving a non-motorized boat out of the water & up on a levee "is not illegal!!!" during hunting season.

    It is allowed throughout the entire upper basin.

    A canoe is treated just like a "hunt camp"

    It has to be removed after the season or Ray & his crew will dispose of it for you.

    Several years backs, (5) five canoes left on the west levee of MOC were "disposed" of by the district.
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  • Silver PigeonSilver Pigeon Posts: 26 Greenhorn
    Be careful though, sometimes things left on leves can become useful urinals for most of the season.... :shrug
  • duckboneduckbone Posts: 285 Officer
    We would have been happy to find nut deep water this morning.

    The high water is doing a great job of knocking the veg back, but alot is still to deep to hunt!!!

    It's alot lower then it was last year at this time. Feet lower in fact, so don't blame that for lack of ducks.
  • duliferdulifer Posts: 180 Officer
    Ringers in the SE pond on I-95 and Palm Bay Road. There are a few very nice drakes. They're probably just stopping off for a nap and a snack before they head to Lake Keenansville. :blowkiss Hitch
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  • Capt Jeff KraynikCapt Jeff Kraynik Posts: 578 Officer
    duckbone wrote: »
    It's alot lower then it was last year at this time. Feet lower in fact, so don't blame that for lack of ducks.

    Not blaming the water, the ducks just aren't here in numbers yet!!!

    The thousands of birds we saw in places last week have moved on & spread out.

    And not in just one location, but in several that we checked over the last couple of days.

    Don't get me wrong, we found our birds but we've put in the time & effort.

    First phase is always a "hit & miss" & a shakedown for the equipment.

    We'll have a fantastic second opener that will last (2) two weeks, then the (2) two week lull around the holidays will take place, then the last couple of weeks we'll see the reverse migration & we'll be covered up again.

    By the youth waterfowl weekend, all the spots will be loaded up.

    Clockwork!!!
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  • duliferdulifer Posts: 180 Officer
    Ducks are here, you just have to find them. Hitch
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  • duckboneduckbone Posts: 285 Officer
    Jeff I agree except you kill me with that reverse migration stuff in jan. Your about 2 months early on that one. What you see in Jan. is birds out looking for food because they have ate out and the water dried up their non pressured area's they have been hiding in.
  • blackmagicblackmagic Posts: 59 Greenhorn
    Per Doug Voltilina, leaving a non-motorized boat out of the water & up on a levee "is not illegal!!!" during hunting season.

    Confucius say, lazy man should not be surprised when he find pee-pee in canoe he too lazy to move it.
  • duckmanJRduckmanJR Posts: 18,225 AG
    I know we are all breathlessly waiting for photos of those "Trophy Ringnecks"......:rotflmao
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  • duckmanJRduckmanJR Posts: 18,225 AG
    blackmagic wrote: »
    Confucius say, lazy man should not be surprised when he find pee-pee in canoe he too lazy to move it.

    I can pee anywhere...what I like is a nice place so sit and drop a duece!
    Canoes have two nice seats...:wink
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  • Capt Jeff KraynikCapt Jeff Kraynik Posts: 578 Officer
    duckbone wrote: »
    Jeff I agree except you kill me with that reverse migration stuff in jan. Your about 2 months early on that one. What you see in Jan. is birds out looking for food because they have ate out and the water dried up their non pressured area's they have been hiding in.

    I take no credit for coining that term.

    When I was teaching the duck hunting workshop with Biologist RB, he spoke of this occurring during that time of year.

    The way he explained it was the ducks "pulse" back from the southern ends of the flyways.

    The flocks just continue to get smaller as the travel south just as they continue to get bigger as they fly back north

    One hundred ducks fly south, 10 stop in NC leaving 90, 10 stop in SC leaving 80 & so on & so forth.

    If yo can't believe a double Master degreed biologist that got his thesis in the migrations of canvasbacks, who can you believe?
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  • binellishtrbinellishtr Posts: 7,152 Admiral
    some guys named Stu,Left,and FLip left some canoes back up in Flamingo yrs ago...it was fun to join them and learn something.They even said use them if you ever want if were not here. Never seen any poop or pee in them,nor a bunch of girls complain about them.We kept that little secret amongst us girls for yrs without any disturbance.Boy o boy the fishin was good back up in that canal...it's all over FS now for everyone to enjoy. Haven't seen those 3 in the park for yrs?
  • duckboneduckbone Posts: 285 Officer
    I take no credit for coining that term.

    When I was teaching the duck hunting workshop with Biologist RB, he spoke of this occurring during that time of year.

    The way he explained it was the ducks "pulse" back from the southern ends of the flyways.

    The flocks just continue to get smaller as the travel south just as they continue to get bigger as they fly back north

    One hundred ducks fly south, 10 stop in NC leaving 90, 10 stop in SC leaving 80 & so on & so forth.

    If yo can't believe a double Master degreed biologist that got his thesis in the migrations of canvasbacks, who can you believe?

    Sorry I'm not buying it I don't care if he was Carl Sagan. I got my degree hunting these ducks in this area for 30yrs. Those trophy teal reverse migrating in april and may sure missed the bus didn't they?
  • blackmagicblackmagic Posts: 59 Greenhorn
    some guys named Stu,Left,and FLip left some canoes back up in Flamingo yrs ago...it was fun to join them and learn something.They even said use them if you ever want if were not here. Never seen any poop or pee in them,nor a bunch of girls complain about them.We kept that little secret amongst us girls for yrs without any disturbance.Boy o boy the fishin was good back up in that canal...it's all over FS now for everyone to enjoy. Haven't seen those 3 in the park for yrs?

    seeing that they're all approaching the century mark, I don't think they've been dragging canoes in and out of the back of Flamingo.

    And the whiner extraordinaire, binellishtr, calling other people complaining girls........priceless.
  • duckmanJRduckmanJR Posts: 18,225 AG
    Flip lives up by T-ville...He's not going to be making many trips down there.....and when he goes I'm sure he'll go with his buddy John D who is one of the premier backcountry guides.
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  • duckmanJRduckmanJR Posts: 18,225 AG
    If yo can't believe a double Master degreed biologist that got his thesis in the migrations of canvasbacks, who can you believe?

    For actually knowing what happens outside in the marsh...I like the guy who's out there every day over the " I've got an advanced degree" guy.

    Ron is a good guy...and knows alot about mottled ducks for sure...but that whole "pair bonding" and "reverse migration in January".... It just isn't "real world". There are more birds in Florida the first two weeks in February than anytime of the year...which is good since that is when we have our youth hunt weekend...which is where our next crop of waterfowlers will be recruited from....it's awesome that they get to tear into them at the peak!
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  • Capt Jeff KraynikCapt Jeff Kraynik Posts: 578 Officer
    Ok!!!
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  • duckmanJRduckmanJR Posts: 18,225 AG
    Ok!!!

    Hey,...I'm no "guide" and hold no degrees in anything but I am an " anecdotal evidence technician"....so I may be wrong about just about everything that I have seen for the past 48 seasons that I've hunted ducks...:shrug
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  • Capt Jeff KraynikCapt Jeff Kraynik Posts: 578 Officer
    Have a great opener!!!
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