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Scott M

Lots of teal on the move

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Been seeing lots of teal flocking up on some bigger and even smaller water. I'm sure they are getting things started...that means we are getting that much closer!!!

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I've been noticing the crows, blackbirds and sparrows doing the same. Just saw a bunch of teal (30-40) myself on the pond today coming home from the archery shop.

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as of today there is 44 days until duck opener. but I am going to try to put duck hunting on the back burner this year. I am going back to school. and duk hunting is what screwed me up the 1st time I went to school.

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The BWT should be just about gone about the time opener gets here. Southern states have an early teal/woodduck season that starts in September. That would equate to probably lake August or EARLY September here. I think it would be a greet idea, even if it is only a 9 day hunt (2 weekends and one week). Think this would chase too many of the local birds around or out? Considering around opener, the only birds I see are Mallards, teal, and woodducks, I think this would make a lot of sense. By the 2nd weekend of the season, there are next to no woodducks, or teal around, and the local mallards have moved on anyways. 9 day early season for teal and woodies, then a 51 day season that starts a litle later in October, say 2nd weekend or so. Maybe we would miss out on a few less late season ducks when it closes before the big push.

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ive always been confused when everyone says that the teal are long gone by mid october but ive killed teal over ice before and get them regularly into mid-november. one year i kicked up a flock of about 20 wood ducks the friday evening before firearms deer season

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The majority of the teal are gone by then. I have shot a number of teal and woodies over skim ice too. The vast majority bug out around opener though.

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It all depends on the weather. I know a few years back I shot teal and woodies for almost the whole month of October then picked off strays as the ice started to form. Then even got a coule woodies over Thanksgiving that year. I know this doesnt happen every year but the weather is what pushes them down south. This years weather well we just have to wait and see what it brings.

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