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Old 12-22-2020, 06:47 PM   #1
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We have a small, less than 1/4 acre tank at our lease that is covered in the green pond scum weeds. Fargus, his son Wyatt and I went to the lease to try and see if we could scratch out a couple ducks. Made a quick sit Monday evening and managed to kill 2 wood duck drakes each. Went out this morning and it was like a switch flipped. We had ducks landing on the pond before legal shooting light, spooking off and almost instantly new ducks took their place. Once it was legal, we had a limit each of wood ducks in around 10 minutes. We just sat in the bushes and watched small flock after flock come in, eat a little and leave. Had 2 wigeon drakes come in and Chris got himself a double. It was an awesome time. Had to enlist Wyatt and his kayak to be our retriever. All in all, it was a great, quick trip. Chris and I both checked off a bucket list item, getting a wood duck for the wall.

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Old 12-22-2020, 07:13 PM   #2
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Sounds like a great trip and hunt.
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Old 12-22-2020, 07:19 PM   #3
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Had a pond just like it. They don't call them puddler's for nothin'
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Old 12-22-2020, 08:04 PM   #4
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Congrats on some beautiful birds!

That green pond scum looks like Duckweed.
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Old 12-22-2020, 08:06 PM   #5
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What's up guys??? Great hunt!
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Old 12-22-2020, 08:08 PM   #6
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Old 12-22-2020, 08:13 PM   #7
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It was a great time and my boy really enjoyed paddling around for those birds.

Now to get that elusive greenhead.
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Old 12-22-2020, 09:17 PM   #8
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awesome
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Old 12-22-2020, 09:25 PM   #9
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Chris sent me pics. Color me jealous. He said y’all after green heads then end up with a bunch of woodies.
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Old 12-22-2020, 10:04 PM   #10
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Way to go fellers!
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Old 12-22-2020, 10:56 PM   #11
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Congrats! Great Hunt!
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Old 12-22-2020, 11:46 PM   #12
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Fun times!
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Old 12-22-2020, 11:57 PM   #13
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Duck hunting can sure be fun. Looks like y’all got a perfect place to do it.
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Old 12-23-2020, 12:03 AM   #14
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Oh man I’m so freakin jealous!
Congrats on the ducks!
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Old 12-23-2020, 12:03 AM   #15
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If you'll take a coffee can, and broadcast, "Corn Gluten Meal" (50lb bag)
around the edges, as far out, as you can throw..............
That green pond scum will be gone in a couple weeks..........
I used it on my tank........Here's the results..........
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Old 12-23-2020, 12:43 AM   #16
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Heck yeah!!!

I hope you guys tipped the retreiver well!
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Old 12-23-2020, 06:01 AM   #17
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Quote:
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It was a great time and my boy really enjoyed paddling around for those birds.

Now to get that elusive greenhead.
feeder on the bank. mallets will come
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Old 12-23-2020, 06:48 AM   #18
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If you'll take a coffee can, and broadcast, "Corn Gluten Meal" (50lb bag)
around the edges, as far out, as you can throw..............
That green pond scum will be gone in a couple weeks..........
I used it on my tank........Here's the results..........
I’d imagine that would also put an end to the ducks. .

That looks like duck weed to me. Probably the only reason they’re coming in there.
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Old 12-23-2020, 06:48 AM   #19
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That looks like fun.


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Old 12-23-2020, 08:23 AM   #20
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That is cool. I really like wood ducks, growing up I never ever seen them around here. Now we have quite a few every summer that try and raise young. I like just watching them, never had the opportunity to hunt them and I don’t care to eat ducks so I really don’t have the desire to try and find a place to hunt them. But they are pretty and very cool little ducks. I hope there numbers continue to increase here. Looks like you guys had a great time, very cool.
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