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#74747 - 02/13/02 12:49 AM Shorter Duck Season?
BigShark Offline
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Registered: 08/20/01
Posts: 224
Loc: PDX
According to another BB, DU biologists at the PDX
sportsman show think a shortened season my be in the cards for next season. The problem seems to be the lack of water in Alberta and central Canada. I wish I knew more about it. Do we have that many birds in the Pacific Flyway from this area?
When a seasons length is changed do we take time off of both the front and end of the season? Seems to me we start a little too early anyway. On the otherhand, I sure would hate to see the season end any sooner. I can't ever remember a Sat, Sun & Wed only season as was mentioned as a possibility. Any comments appreciated.

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#74748 - 02/13/02 01:34 AM Re: Shorter Duck Season?
spawnout Offline
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Registered: 01/21/02
Posts: 845
Loc: Satsop
Knew this was coming, and really about time - this last year I had no northern greenheads at all on my farm in Satsop - in normal years I get 500-1000 a day during December and January. And the bands I have recovered have all been from Alberta - the local contribution pales by comparison.

What I would like to see is a later start to the season - start mid October at the earliest, the third week would be better. I would also like to see a split in the season - let the birds have a month off and then start it up again - shooting really is a lot better this way and the ducks have a chance to settle into areas a bit. What I really hope is that they don't end it early - then I will never get a chance to shoot northerns as they pretty much never get down to the Chehalis valley until mid-December, and then I only get a month to go after them frown
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#74749 - 02/13/02 05:22 PM Re: Shorter Duck Season?
BigShark Offline
Juvenille at Sea

Registered: 08/20/01
Posts: 224
Loc: PDX
Spawnout, thanks for the reply. I agree that a later start on the season would sure be helpful.
As an FYI, a local fed biologist here in PDX is
monitoring some of the hunting boards to get a feel for what hunters think. Found this out purely by chance today when I talked to a friend at breakfast. Anyway, he mentioned this board as the guy's newest to watch. Hope he sees our two opinions and passes them on to whoever he reports to.

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#74750 - 02/14/02 12:49 AM Re: Shorter Duck Season?
HBP Offline
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Registered: 01/07/02
Posts: 941
Loc: Everett,Wa
Sat,Sun and wednesdays only? I would sell all my waterfowl gear before I would hunt on the weekend I have not hunted a weekend in a couple years. there is too much skybusting and people setting up dekes 50yds from your set to put up with that sh!t. It used to be that there was a split season for ducks, I think thats a good idea it would give the ducks a chance to chill for a while. The other thing I like would be a later start to the season, nothing worse than trying to hunt in E. Wa. when it's 70 degrees in mid-october
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