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Posted By:
frankie g
Web Member

Kent County 12-26-2012 16:00
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 30-34 Degrees – Open Water
Hunted Monday the 24th in the morning. Saw a fair number of ducks. Had four or five groups working the decoys but just wouldn’t commit so went home empty handed again.

Posted By:
frankie g
Web Member

Kent County 12-26-2012 15:58
Cloudy, High Winds – 35-40 Degrees
Hunted Saturday the 22nd in the morning. High winds plus not many ducks flying. Didn’t pick up a gun…..

Posted By:
Tony Senn
Web Member

Leipsic, DE 10-09-2012 10:13
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DELAWARE DUCKS UNLIMITED
6th ANNUAL WATERFOWL HUNTER PARTY
When—Sunday November 11, 2012
Where-Leipsic Fire Hall-Leipsic, DE
Time— 12-Noon to 3:00 pm
Price—$35.00 Adult $15.00 17 and under
Includes- Homemade SNAPPER SOUP, Wings, Meatballs, Beer and Sodas
Other Activities- Lots and Lots of Raffles, Silent Auction and 6 Guns
OVER 100 DOZEN DECOYS!!!!

Contact –
Tickets available online at- www.ducks.org/de
Lou Caputo 302-388-1474 louis.caputo@pnc.com
Tony Senn 302-422-5068 tsenn@ducks.org

Posted By:
Tony Senn
Web Member

09-28-2011 13:55
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2011 DEDU

WATERFOWL HUNTERS’ PARTY

WHEN- SUNDAY NOV. 20, 2011

WHERE- LEIPSIC FIREHOUSE LEIPSIC, DE

Time -12:00-noon to 3:00 pm

COST- $35.00

WHAT’S INCLUDED- 1Year DU Membership, Beer, Soda, Snapper Soup, Various Appetizers, at least 6 guns, many many raffles and much more!!!!!!

TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE—
copy and paste-https://www.ducksystem.com/cgibin/www.cgi?tp=IS&pg=SPW048X&isn=5&kp=DE00012012010&ex=TICKETS

Tony Senn 302-422-5068

Online ticket sales end on 11/19/2011. Buy now, only 52 days left!

Posted By:
Bill Erhart
Field Editor

New Castle County Delaware River 12-18-2010 20:23
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 10-20 Degrees – Open Water
In the middle of the river a raft of Canada geese about 3/4 of a mile long. Several thousand.

On yes, four mallards.

Posted By:
Gecko
Web Member

East of Dover 11-26-2010 11:04
Mostly Cloudy, No Precipitation – 40-45 Degrees
visiting but not a lot going on with the ducks, even at Bombay hook. got a new bird to hunt however, first time I ever saw geese, sea gulls and the Delaware state buzzards all loafing around together. buzzards would take off every now and then I guess checking to see if any of the geese or gulls dropped dead for lunch. What is the buzzard bag limit anyway………… would it be baiting if yu tossed a couple of road kill possums out for them ?????

Posted By:
Bill Erhart
Field Editor

Smyrna 11-20-2010 03:39
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 35-40 Degrees
Just deer hunting last weekend near a marsh. Saw a few wood ducks and heard a few mallards. Saw dozens of snow geese and hundreds of Canada geese.

Posted By:
TonySenn
Web Member

Delaware DU Waterfowl Hunters Party 11-11-2010 07:11
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THIS YEAR’S DEDU WATERFOWLERS PARTY
IS GOING TO BE BIGGER THAN EVER !!!!!!

OVER 80 DOZEN DECOYS TO BE GIVEN AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tickets will be limited so ACT FAST!!!!!!!

Date – Sunday November 21, 2010 (The day between Deer Season Closing and Waterfowl Season Opening!)

Location- Leipsic Fire House Leipsic, DE

Time – 12 Noon – 3:00 pm

Cost –Only $25 and that includes a free 1yr membership in Ducks Unlimited!!

What’s included- Light appetizers, sodas, beer. FREE Gun Raffle to all wearing Camo or a DU LOGO!!
There will be a silent auction and plenty of guns and walk around raffles…………

Tickets are available Online at – www.ducks.org/states/35/events/event23180.html

For more information and tickets-
Call Lou Caputo 302-388-1474 louis.caputo@pnc.com

Tony Senn 302-422-5068 tsenn@ducks.org

Posted By:
Mike Napier
Field Editor

Kent County WMA 10-25-2010 11:18
Sunny & Clear, High Winds – 50-60 Degrees
A little bit of wind pushed a few teal around. Killed some teal but there were really not any good numbers to speak of.

Posted By:
Bill Erhart
Field Editor

New Castle County 09-15-2010 20:36
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – Over 70 Degrees
Modest numbers of teal.

Woodducks around.

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Posted By:
Mike Napier
Field Editor

Kent County 12-27-2009 13:09
Cloudy, Occassional Rain Showers – 40-45 Degrees
Rain washed away the snow and there were ducks everywhere in the fields. Killed our limit of mallards in about 30 mins and should have been sooner. I would say the birds are here.

Posted By:
Mike Napier
Field Editor

Kent County 12-25-2009 13:59
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Area fields are too deep with snow to hunt. Not sure what the next move will be. Hopefully the rain will wash away some snow. Hunting for a few hours on 12/24 and did not see a duck or goose.

Posted By:
Bill Erhart
Field Editor

Port Penn 12-21-2009 19:18
Arctic Blast – 25-30 Degrees – Ice
On Saturday December 19th. Mallards flying all morning. The ice made it tricky getting them to decoy. Two of us finally limited out on mallards. Six drakes and two hens.

Posted By:
Mike Napier
Field Editor

Kent County 12-07-2009 15:06
– – 35-40 Degrees
Finally think we got a push of birds now that the split is over. We can hope they stick around for the final split and that we get some new ones.

Posted By:
Bill Erhart
Field Editor

Southern New Castle County 11-02-2009 06:36
Cloudy, Light Rain & Drizzle – 50-60 Degrees
Very spotty hunting. On Friday Oct 30th, some folks saw hundreds of teal. But over all, few hunters I spoke to did well. Wood ducks have dropped off compared to a couple of weeks ago.

Posted By:
TonySenn
Web Member

DELAWARE DUCKS UNLIMITED 10-22-2009 08:35
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THIS YEAR’S DEDU WATERFOWLERS PARTY
IS GOING TO BE BIG!!!!!!

Tickets will be limited to 300 so ACT FAST!!!!!!!

Location is moving back to the Leipsic Fire House in Leipsic, DE

Date – Sunday November 22, 2009 (The day between Deer Season Closing and Waterfowl Season Opening!)

Time – 12 Noon – 3:00 pm

Cost –Only $25 and that includes a free 1yr membership in Ducks Unlimited!!

What’s included- Light appetizers, sodas, beer. FREE Gun Raffle to all wearing CAMO!!

There will be a silent auction and plenty of guns (at least 5!!) and walk around raffles…………

Tickets are available Online at – http://www.ducks.org/states/35/events/index.html

For more information and tickets contact –

Lou Caputo 302-388-1474 louis.caputo@pnc.com
Tony Senn 302-422-5068 tsenn@ducks.org

Posted By:
Mike Napier
Field Editor

New Castle County 10-17-2009 10:48
Cloudy, Occassional Rain Showers – 40-45 Degrees
I have been seeing a steady flow of Canada Geese heading down all day every day. They are very noisy and hungry I am sure. This Nor’easter had them going crazy the last few days. No real sights of ducks yet, will have to do more scouting.

Posted By:
Bill Erhart
Field Editor

Lower New Castle County 09-04-2009 17:31
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 60-65 Degrees
Small flock of Canadas came right in.

Saw about six mallards and one wood duck.

No teal.

Posted By:
Mike Napier
Field Editor

Kent County 08-31-2009 16:24
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Have not seen or heard of any teal either anywhere. I may make a final scouting mission tomorrow but at this point, I am not sure they are worth chasing.

Posted By:
Bill Erhart
Field Editor

08-29-2009 05:14
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I have not heard reports of any teal worth pursuing.

Dove are accumulated in various pockets, but I guess they are resident birds.

September 1 and 2 don’t seem promising.

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Posted By:
Mike Napier
Field Editor

New Castle County 07-16-2009 21:43
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – Over 70 Degrees
Starting to see signs of life from the resident geese. Hopefully they provide us with some early season action to get tuned up for the main season.

Posted By:
Tony Senn
Web Member

Delaware Ducks Unlimited Blue Hen Classic 01-26-2009 14:38
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Delaware Ducks Unlimited
Presents the
13th Annual Ducks Unlimited Blue Hen Classic
at
Hopkins Game Farm
March 13, 14 & 15

**Guarenteed $25,000 in Prizes including 30 Guns**

Schedule of Events

Friday, March 13

Small Gauge Events
20, 28 and .410
Entry – $50 per gauge/50 targets
Payouts – $10 per shooter per gauge
returned to class
Master through E – 1st, 2nd, 3rd (50/30/20)

Preliminary Event

Entry – $105/100 targets
Shells are included for this event
Payouts – HOA & Master through E
HOA – Benelli Nova & 1 case of shells
1st in class – Benelli Nova
2nd in class – 3 cases of shells
3rd in class – 2 cases of shells
4th in class – 1 case of shells
5th in class – 1 case of shells
Concurrents
1st in class – 2 cases of shells
2nd in class – 1 case of shells

Saturday & Sunday, March 14 & 15

NSCA 5-Stand – Squadded
Entry – $55/50 targets
Shells are included for this event
Payouts – Master through E
1st, 2nd & 3rd
Ducks Unlimited Merchandise

Saturday & Sunday, March 14 & 15

Main Event – Flight time required

Entry – $230/200 targets/100 targets daily
Shells are included for this event

Payouts – HOA & Master through E & Hunters
HOA – Beretta 391 & $300 cash
1st in class – Beretta 391
2nd in class – Remington 1187
3rd in class – Tri Star Viper
4th through 6th in class
Exclusive Ducks Unlimited Merchandise
Concurrents
1st in class – 3 cases of shells
2nd in class – 2 cases of shells
3rd in class – 1 case of shells
All events are NSCA sanctioned.
Target fees included in entry fees.
HOA- not eligible for Class or
Concurrent prizes.

Lunch will be available daily for purchase.
Prizes and awards for the Preliminary Event
and Small Gauge events will be presented
Friday evening after all events are final.
Refreshments will be served.
An Eastern Shore Buffet Dinner will be
included for all competitors Saturday night.
Entertainment will be provided by the
Cripple Creek Bluegrass Band.

For More Information Contact-
Hopkins Game Farm-(410) 348-5287
hopkinshunting@gmail.com

Tony Senn- (302)422-5068
tsenn@ducks.org

Posted By:
fmsfd29
Web Member

Bethany 01-08-2009 15:02
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 35-40 Degrees
Hunted the Assawomen Bay the Day after Xmass with a friend from South Carolina (his first diver hunt). Couldnt believe the number of mallards in the area. All the ponds were full. Shot 9 Buffels and rolled a dozen more but they flew away, you know the drill. The lotto was packed (9) parties, for the beach thats a sell out crowd. According to the draw stats the birds are there. Will be returning soon for another round.

Posted By:
fmsfd29
Web Member

Augustine 01-08-2009 14:59
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 30-34 Degrees – Open Water
Hunted the River last week in the “Augustine Area”. 2 Mallards, 1 Black and a Teal. Several Buffels few through but we missed poorly. Saw hundreds of big birds working the shore lines and bars. Hope it freezes up soon, thats when then fun starts.

Posted By:
Mike Napier
Field Editor

Where The Wind Was BLOWING 12-31-2008 20:55
Cloudy, High Winds – 35-40 Degrees
The wind was blowing, blowing and blowing harder. Scratched out a mixed bag of ducks, Canadas, and Snow Geese. Fun by all unless you had to stick your head out of the pit or actually get out of the pit. One group of ducks locked up and took 18 mins to hit the spread. I think the wind was gusting at 189MPH at one point. Good luck if you had any decoys that were not staked down because I am sure they ended up in the ocean eventually. Yes, the wind was blowing that hard.

Posted By:
Bill Erhart
Field Editor

Delaware City 12-30-2008 17:07
Cloudy, Winds Calm – 35-40 Degrees
Just so Mike is not lonely.

Over the course of a long morning, saw maybe 100 mallards. Guy in the next blind shot a pintail.

Canadas are decoying in pairs. Based upon how thin the ones we shot are, they must be migrating geese. Shot one last week that was as fat as your mama so I expect it was a local bird.

Posted By:
Mike Napier
Field Editor

Who Cares 12-27-2008 19:34
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I would like to share a report but can someone else post so that I can know that I am not typing to myself. Thanks

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Posted By:
Mike Napier
Field Editor

Kent County 12-19-2008 21:03
Cloudy, Occassional Rain Showers – 35-40 Degrees
Tons of Canada’s in the area. Not as many ducks as I would have hoped to see. Many more black ducks than normal though. Did get a banded mallard. All in all a fun day for all as we scratch off a few ducks here and there all day with one snow and one canada. Again, duck numbers seemed low considering the weather.

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Posted By:
Bill Erhart
Field Editor

Augustine area 11-28-2008 20:18
Cloudy, Winds Calm – 35-40 Degrees
Very few ducks in general some flocks of mallards. Some diving ducks.

Heard from a couple of sources that some guys in the past few days had hunted some roosting areas. Could explain small number of ducks; during calm winds, they may have laid up on the river.

Posted By:
Jerry Kryspin
Field Editor

Southeast of Smyrna, DE 11-28-2008 09:11
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 40-45 Degrees
Standard-issue flight of snow geese with premeditated destinations flying westward.

Canada Goose flight was decent, but flocks were large groups that I’d prefer not to bust into.

Duck flight was exceptional… before shooting time.

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Posted By:
Bill Erhart
Field Editor

Smyrna 11-27-2008 18:28
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 30-34 Degrees – Ice
The usual number of snows too high to bother with. Large numbers of Canadas, mostly flying from the North to the South towards the prison. Generally showed no interest in our spread.

Moderate numbers of Mallards. Most showed great caution and one had to remain completely still and call very softly to get any of them to decoy. Many hunters around us sky busting, which added to the skittishness of the birds.

All of this made for a very modest day of hunting.

Posted By:
Mike Napier
Field Editor

Northeast Of Leipsic 11-24-2008 17:33
Mostly Cloudy, No Precipitation – 25-30 Degrees – Ice
Birds never flew in the early am. Plenty of Canada’s in the air but then the duck flight started around 10am. Pretty good amount of mallards in the area. Good day had by all.

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Posted By:
Bill Erhart
Field Editor

Lower New Castle County 11-07-2008 19:10
Cloudy, Light Rain & Drizzle – 60-65 Degrees
Thursday, November 6th

Saw a few big ducks for the first time. A moderate number of teal. Hardly enough birds out for the effort. No wood ducks to be seen.

Posted By:
Mike Napier
Field Editor

Delaware 11-03-2008 22:32
Arctic Blast – Froze Out
Figured that I would help everyone out with what is going on. Saw a deer hit on route 1 at the split going northbound. Didn’t look like he had much of a chance. A couple of dead Canada’s on Corporate Commons that appeared to be hit by a car. Why not just fly across the road? They have wings. I think the cold weather has finally pushed out all of the sea gulls. Not many flying around the Burger King parking lot even on a busy Saturday. Observed a few hundred lady bugs flying around in the backyard. Must be a late hatch. Thought I saw signs of life on Waterfowler but then I realized it was just a Viagra pop up ad. The guy down the street has added a few more goats to his collection, maybe a season will open on them one day. More and more sparrows have been migrating south. Time to hit the sunny shores of Florida I guess. Well I will keep you posted on an further developments.

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Posted By:
fmsfd29
Web Member

Langs Marsh 10-30-2008 19:09
Mostly Sunny, No Precipitation – 40-45 Degrees
Picked near the end, hunted along the river on opening day and only shot 4 teal. Hardy any teal flight. Had a few fella’s taking some real long shots in area, scared of the only working birds of the day.

Posted By:
Mike Napier
Field Editor

Smyrna Area 10-24-2008 20:21
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 35-40 Degrees
Did not get a good pick at the lottery. 46 parties which I did not expect. Due to the weather, we decided to try the lottery. Not many ducks where I was hunting. Tons of shooting on the marsh towards Leipsic. When I say tons, I mean more than I have heard in that aread for over 10+ years for sure.

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Posted By:
Bill Erhart
Field Editor

Ted Harvery 10-24-2008 15:12
Mostly Sunny, No Precipitation – 35-40 Degrees
The ditch was impassable to Blinds 30 & 31.

Very little shooting around the entire area. Groups I spoke to shot one to three birds.

Posted By:
Tony Senn
Web Member

Delaware Ducks Unlimited 10-02-2008 07:52
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The Ducks Unlimited Waterfowler’s Hunter’s Parties are Coming!!!!!!!

Due to the popularity last year and wanting to have enough room for everyone, this year we will be having TWO WHP’s. One upstate and one downstate.

Each one will have more than 60 Dozen Decoys, 5 guns and other assorted hunting gear.

Tickets are limited to 200 at each location so act fast…..Tickets are only $25.00!!!

Locations-
North- Odessa Fire House
South- Former Crossroads Community Church Bridgeville, DE

Date for Both-
Sunday November 23, 2008 The day between Deer and Duck Season

Time for both-
12-Noon to 3:00 pm

Price- $25.00- Includes light appetizers-beer-sodas and a free 1 year membership in DU!!

Don’t forget, you automatically are entered into a raffle for a shotgun just for WEARING CAMO!!!!!!!!!

For tickets call-
North- Lou Caputo 302-388-1474
louis.caputo@pnc.com

South- Tony Senn 302-422-5068 tsenn@ducks.org

Tickets available online at-
www.ducks.org/WHP

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Posted By:
Bill Erhart
Field Editor

Smyrna 09-27-2008 13:09
Cloudy, Light Rain & Drizzle – Over 70 Degrees
Saw hundreds of Canada Geese, now the season is out.

Saw few shootable teal. Saw a few large flocks late in the morning. There are a few wood ducks in the marsh. No large ducks at all.

Posted By:
Jerry Kryspin
Field Editor

Kent County…DE 09-26-2008 08:07
Cloudy, High Winds – 60-65 Degrees
Took a stab at running traffic on resident birds. Probably not the best idea on birds that are conditioned to the area year round on specific flight paths and destinations, but it was great to get afield. Saw a few flocks of the big ol’ residential birds, but nothing spectacular. Combine that with a few smatterings of ducks here and there and it was a fun morning.

Bring on October…

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Posted By:
Bill Erhart
Field Editor

Smyrna area 09-20-2008 15:16
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 50-60 Degrees
Saw very few teal, but bagged one. Also bagged one goose. Saw a few wood ducks.

Very little shooting.

Posted By:
Bill Erhart
Field Editor

New Castle farm 09-19-2008 20:34
Sunny & Clear, High Winds – 60-65 Degrees
Saw two geese. Saw a few dozen in the distant.

Posted By:
Mike Napier
Field Editor

Woodland Beach 09-19-2008 08:48
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 50-60 Degrees
Hunted the opener for teal. We shot a few birds but did not see many teal at all. Very slow and virtually no geese which was disappointing. I am ready for the normal season.

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Posted By:
Bill Erhart
Field Editor

New Castle County 09-05-2008 07:44
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 60-65 Degrees
Hunted geese on Labor Day. Saw very few, but got two.

Saw even fewer ducks. Two black ducks flew in and out of our spread and saw four ducks high and away flying south, probably over Route 9.

Posted By:
Mike Napier
Field Editor

Rt. 9 Area in Kent County 06-04-2008 11:27
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – Over 70 Degrees
Most of the fields are planted which is nice to see. Reminds us that the season is getting closer. No waterfowl to really look at though, one mallard drake in my two hour plus ride.

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Posted By:
Tony Senn
Web Member

Hopkins Game Farm 04-03-2008 07:34
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Delaware Ducks Unlimited is hosting the 12th Annual “Blue Hen Classic” at Hopkins on April 25-28, 2008

Friday, april 25, 2008
Registration 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Side Games 9:00 am – 5:00 pm -Shells provided by Winchester
Subgauge Events 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
100 Target Prelim 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
5-Stand Event 9:00 am – 5:00 pm -Shells provided by Winchester
Subgauge and 5-Stand events are European rotation.
After the shooting ends, great food, drinks and social event
at the gun club. Casual!

SaturdayApril 26, 2008
Registration 6:30 am – 1:30 pm
Side Games 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Shells provided by Winchester
1st 100 Target – Main Event 8:00 am – 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
5-Stand Event 8:00 am – 5:00 pm -Shells provided by Winchester
Eatern Shore Dinner, Open Bar, Auction, Shoot Game Prize
Awards, a Daily Attendance Prize Drawing, and Daily Hunter Class
Prize Drawing on the shooting grounds.

Sunday April 28, 2008
Side Games 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Shells provided by Winchester
2nd 100 Target – Main Event 8:00 am – 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
5-Stand Event 9:00 am – 3:00 pm – Shells provided by Winchester
Awards Ceremony immediately following end of shooting

We have added several new and exciting options this year.
Friday-
Will be holding a Preliminary Round as well as Sub Gauge, Side by Side and 5 Stand Competition and some interesting and chalenging shoot games. After shooting we will give out prizes for the day and have a casual “Beer and Pretzels” gathering.

Saturday –
Will be the Main Event(100 targets each day), 5-Stand Competition and Shoot Games. Following the shooting , there will be a full Eastern Shore Dinner, Blue Grass Band, open bar, Silent Auctions, Live Auction, Raffles and prizes for the day including an attendance prize!!

Sunday-
Will be the second 100 tarets of the main event, Silent auction and overall shoot prizes for the shoot.

This will be a NSCA Class Shoot
Main Event
Event Champion, Plus 7 NSCA Classes-
M, AA, A, B, C, D, E and 1 Hunter Lewis Class
Event Champ- Beretta Shotgun plus $400.00 Bass Pro Shops Gift Card
Each of 8 classes:
1st Beretta Shotgun plus $150.00 Bass Pro Shops Gift Card
2nd $300.00 Bass Pro Shops Gift Card
3rd $200.00 Bass Pro Shops Gift Card
4th $150.00 Bass Pro Shops Gift Card
5th $100.00 Bass Pro Shops Gift Card

Concurents: Lady, SubJr, Junior, Vet,
Super Vet, Super Senior Vet
Each Concurrent
1st $150 Bass Pro Shops Gift Card
2nd $100 Bass Pro Shops Gift Card
3rd $50 Bass Pro Shops Gift Card

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT –
HOPKINS AT 410-348-5287
Tony Senn 302-422-5068 tsenn@ducks.org
Register online at www.ducks.org/deshoot

Posted By:
Mike Napier
Field Editor

Rt. 9 03-11-2008 11:51
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 45-50 Degrees
Took a ride on Sunday and there are many pintails around. They were sitting all around Woodland Beach and in the impounds across from Augustine Beach.

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Posted By:
srducker17
Guest

sussex 01-26-2008 18:49
Cloudy, Winds Calm – 35-40 Degrees
Its a wrap. the season is over and we ended with a two man limit. It took some time but manage 6 different species of ducks.

scott

Posted By:
Mike Napier
Field Editor

Northwest of the \”Storm\” 01-24-2008 19:01
Cloudy, Winds Calm – 30-34 Degrees – Ice
Snowed the whole time we were putting out decoys this afternoon. Get set to hunt and it stops. Storm stayed a little off the coast. Could have killed some Canadas of course. Shot the only ducks we saw. They decoyed nice but you need to see more than two groups to have a successfull day. I think the ice is either keeping them on the marsh or they are gone.

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Mike Napier
Field Editor

Kent County 01-23-2008 08:25
Cloudy, Light Rain & Drizzle – 35-40 Degrees
Not many ducks around at all. Plenty of Canadas a day after the season closed of course. Not really sure what the solution is at this point. Maybe staying at home is the best option.

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Bill Erhart
Field Editor

New Castle 01-22-2008 19:53
Cloudy, High Winds – 25-30 Degrees – Ice
Hardly any ducks. But plenty of geese.Go figure.

Posted By:
Mike Napier
Field Editor

Kent County 01-20-2008 15:58
Cloudy, Winds Calm – 40-45 Degrees
Scouted yesterday afternoon since I did not hunt and saw nothing. Some Canadas here and there but pretty much no ducks. The season is winding down in a very troubling fasion.

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Posted By:
srducker17
Guest

sussex 01-14-2008 15:36
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 40-45 Degrees
things are slow never fired the gun until 9 shot a pair of mallards then at 11 to save the day we had a nice group of mallards come in and we shot 4 so ended the day with 6 ducks and only firing our guns twice!

scott

Posted By:
Mike Napier
Field Editor

Kent County 01-05-2008 17:25
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 25-30 Degrees – Ice
I set up for the Canada’s today with that small moon last night. The ducks were nowhere to be found like I expected and the geese did not fly either for some reason. Gave it until 1030 which was worthless. The snows flow but at about 1000 Yards high. A little confused as to why nothing flew with the dark moon. Heard shooting towards the Leipsic but that was about it. Need some weather.

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Posted By:
Bill Erhart
Field Editor

New Castle – South 01-05-2008 09:28
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 30-34 Degrees – Open Water
Saw very few ducks, although those we saw were large ducks. People at the Augustine impoundments and on the river seemed to be shooting.

A fair number of Canadas were in the water at first light. They did not decoy to us.

Posted By:
hojo73
Guest

Sussex 01-04-2008 14:49
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 10-20 Degrees – Ice
Hunted Prime Hook today. Only 5 parties showed up. The marsh was frozen solid, about 1 inch in the main ditch and 2 inches on the ponds. We killed 4 mallards and 1 black. (1 Mallard Drake Banded, 1 Mallard Hen Banded)

Posted By:
Jerry Kryspin
Field Editor

Northern New Castle County 01-02-2008 20:39
Sunny & Clear, High Winds – 35-40 Degrees
Large concentrations of Canada Geese are spread throughout Northern New Castle County. One of the larger concentrations are in the northern most area around route 92, while the other is predominately loafing around route 7/route 4. The residents are tending to attract high flying migrators and are hanging in areas that are in close proximity to industrial/commercial areas not condusive to hunting.

Posted By:
Mike Napier
Field Editor

East Of Smyrna 12-29-2007 15:36
Cloudy, Occassional Rain Showers – 50-60 Degrees
Finally a good weather day and a good hunt. Plenty of mallards in the air and coming in. Got our mallards and a few bonus blacks. All in all a good day.

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Mike Napier
Field Editor

North Of Leipsic 12-25-2007 13:48
Sunny & Clear, High Winds – 35-40 Degrees
Full moon visited us. No duck flight, No goose flight, no nothing. Merry Christmas to you all.

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Bill Erhart
Field Editor

South of the canal 12-25-2007 08:40
Sunny & Clear, High Winds – 35-40 Degrees
Hunted Monday, December 24th. Many duck leaving the marsh as we were entering. Saw very few after legal shooting. Shot one canvasback.

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Mike Napier
Field Editor

Southeast of Smyrna 12-22-2007 20:15
Mostly Sunny, No Precipitation – 35-40 Degrees
The ducks seem to have become nocturnal for some reason. They move into Bombay about 20 mins before shooting time never to be seen again. They fly in groups of a couple hundred and just wave after wave go in. Must have saw/heard 5000 ducks in the morning. Not much shooting and didn’t fire the gun.

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[Edited By Mike Napier on 2007-12-23 19:55]

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Bill Erhart
Field Editor

Smyrna 12-22-2007 13:28
Mostly Sunny, No Precipitation – 30-34 Degrees – Open Water
Very few ducks in the air. We shot teal, mallard, black and a snow. Relatively little shooting around us.

Driving through Smyrna and on the way home northbound on Route One, almost every pond, creek and storm basin had ducks, mostly mallards.

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widowmakerDE
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New Castle 12-21-2007 16:20
Cloudy, Winds Calm – 35-40 Degrees
Today was one of those days you dream about .Every duck that came by ,came in.Limited out quickly,a mixed bag of mallards,teal and widgeon.What an early x mas gift .GOOD LUCK EVERYONE AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS.

“WANT SOME ” “COME GET SOME” “DEVASTATION INCORPERATED” “Damage Crew”

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Bill Erhart
Field Editor

New Castle County 12-17-2007 19:34
Cloudy, Heavy Fog – 30-34 Degrees – Open Water
Hunted Friday Dec. 14th. Almost too foggy to drive; actually got off course in the boat and we only had to go about two hundred yards to the blind.

Ducks were dropping into the decoys 15 minutes before legal shooting. They looked like large humming birds as they hovered in.

Abundant green wing teal and later in the morning mallards. Saw dozens of pintails. Shot a wigeon and a shoveler. There were geese around, but they would not come near.

Seemed everyone around us was shooting a fair number of ducks.

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widowmakerDE
Guest

Kent 12-17-2007 15:53
Sunny & Clear, High Winds – 30-34 Degrees – Open Water
Hunted all day with birds working well to the setup.18 ducks 6 canada geese and 4 snows what a day to be out.Good luck to all for the final split.

“WANT SOME ” “COME GET SOME”
“DEVASTATION INCORPERATED”
“Damage Crew”

[Edited By widowmakerDE on 2007-12-17 15:54]

Posted By:
TheLuckyDucker
Web Member

Last Split 12-16-2007 16:36
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Hunted Ted Harvey-Logan Lane goos pit on Friday. Wished the fog was lower – birds were all over but just a hair out of range due to fog, but scrathced a few. Sat hunted for crab bait and ended with buffies and a couple blacks which was nice but large duck numbr were low until today. Out scouting on Sun and man there were birds and I mean bird working everywhere from Prime Hook (RT 16) all the way down to the IR Inlet. I hope this week the temps drop because it is way too warm and too much water blown in from the high winds. Heading out Tues, Wed, Fri, and Sat. so good luck to all!

Chad

THE LUCKY DUCKER ALWAYS GETS HIS POWDER OFF!!!!

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srducker17
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sussex 12-16-2007 11:17
Sunny & Clear, Morning Fog – 35-40 Degrees
hunted friday and saturday. manage on 11 ducks between both days. Friday the ducks were everywhere but couldn’t get them to commit, saturday the ducks were not there by big numbers but the ones that came in were in our face. Not a very good openener for us in sussex, but good to be out!!

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Mike Napier
Field Editor

Kent 12-16-2007 10:46
Mostly Cloudy, No Precipitation – Froze Out
Hunted all day on Saturday. Managed to get the geese to cooperate in the morning with no duck flight at all. In the afternoon the duck flight was on, but after three o’clock they knew where they were going. We managed some ducks early in the afternoon between 130 and 3PM. After that we just watched thousands of ducks pour out of the Hook going somewhere on their minds. It was just one of those days.

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widowmakerDE
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kent 12-14-2007 20:02
Cloudy, Heavy Fog – 35-40 Degrees
Scouting paid off.Took a friend that lost his leg this year in a motorcycle accident.First time ever duckhunting.And man what a first day.The limit came late due to the fog,but the ducks were everywhere.Blacks,mallards,gadwalls,widgeon, and the pop up teal that was going 1000 mile an hour.A special thanks to my hunting partner brian rodgers for makeing my friends first duckhunt 1 for the memorys.Hunt everyday like its your last.Good Luck to all.

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J_Sheats
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public, delaware 12-14-2007 17:52
Cloudy, Heavy Fog – 40-45 Degrees
had birds EVERYWHERE before legal and for about an hour after legal but couldn’t see them, like Mike said….the fog was insane!! made for a not so fun boat ride. scratched off a couple though…back out for geese in the morning.
good luck to all!

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Mike Napier
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Kent County 12-14-2007 13:48
Cloudy, Heavy Fog – 35-40 Degrees
Heard many ducks in the morning but could not see them. We could have used the weather yesterday Vs today but oh well. We managed a few ducks, one with a band, and a goose. I really don’t know how many ducks were in the area since we could not see anything.

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widowmakerDE
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New castle,Kent,Sussex 12-13-2007 17:44
Cloudy, Light Rain & Drizzle – 35-40 Degrees
Ducks are here in force.Strongest migration i have seen in years.Geese as well should be a great opener.Good Luck to all…..

“WANT SOME ” “COME GET SOME” “DEVASTATION INCORPERATED” “Damage Crew”

Posted By:
Jerry Kryspin
Field Editor

New Castle & Kent Counties 12-09-2007 16:45
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A solid amount of Canada Geese were observed just north of the Canal from the Delaware River area clear west to Route 896. Same holds true for the same area south of the Canal.

Snow geese were seen in fields from just south of the canal into northern Kent County.

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Mike Napier
Field Editor

New Castle County 12-04-2007 10:46
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Have noticed very large amounts of snow geese in the area. They seem to be using every field in the canal area around rt. 13. I just hope this is a sign of new birds and hopefully some new ducks came down as well. Dec. 14th here we come.

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hojo73
Guest

prime hook 12-03-2007 16:18
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 35-40 Degrees
Hunted 12-1-07

We shot 2 teal, 1 black, 1 mallard. Lots of canada birds flying,birds are already blind shy, we need a good push of new birds from up north.

[Edited By hojo73 on 2007-12-03 19:43]

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benpentoney
Web Member

SUSSEX 12-03-2007 11:05
Sunny & Clear, High Winds – 45-50 Degrees
Hunted snows last thursday 7 guys 52 birds and hunted this morning 12 guys 55 birds. Birds decoyed very nicely.

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deduckhunter
Guest

12-03-2007 04:01
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Pintails getting thicker over past couple days at Prime Hook. Still some Greenwings left and seeing more Blacks.

[Edited By deduckhunter on 2007-12-03 06:08]

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srducker17
Guest

sussex 11-26-2007 17:08
Cloudy, Heavy Fog – 50-60 Degrees
2 man limit

4 ringnecks
1 teal
2 wood ducks
1 wigeon
1 black
3 mallards

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srducker17
Guest

sussex 11-23-2007 17:13
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2 pintails
1 mallard
5 Canada Geese

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Mike Napier
Field Editor

Kent County 11-23-2007 10:27
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 35-40 Degrees
Today with the cold weather and Northwest wind was no good with the sunshine. Saw some ducks coming back to the hook that must have been feeding all night with the full moon. None real interested in coming our way. The Canada Goose flight was the best of the season but no working birds.

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