Connecticut Duck Hunting Reports

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Wade-Stober
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Norwich Again 01-10-2004 17:22
Mostly Sunny, No Precipitation – Below Zero
Couldn’t make it out to our first 2 choices for out last day of North zone. Settled on a narrow stretch of fast moving water for a 2.5 hour hunt. Managed to get 3 big ducks and 3 divers. Not bad for an afternoon.

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Wade-Stober
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Norwich 01-09-2004 17:09
Sunny & Clear, High Winds – 0-10 Degrees – Ice
GOTTA LOVE WINTER!! Went out to a local river this morning (Luckily it was still open) and 4 of us limited on Blacks and Mallards in a fast and furious hunt. 2 others hunted down river to pick up a couple of blacks and a hand full of divers. Too bad the river will be froze shut tomorrow. Good luck to all those that are braving the cold.

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Wade-Stober
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CT River 01-02-2004 08:10
Mostly Sunny, No Precipitation – 30-34 Degrees – Open Water
Dismal way to start the new year. Not a shot fired as the weather didn’t cooperate with a stiff breeze right in our faces. The good news is that we did see lots of new birds moving down the river. Hopefully a sign of good things to come.

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Farmington Valley 12-31-2003 17:26
Mostly Sunny, No Precipitation – 40-45 Degrees
With the warm weather thaw, focused on local geese. Had a large crew out, including several CWA guys from down state. Wade, you missed a good hunt!

Geese were around in decent numbers, and we were set up right on the “X”. 7 guys took 14 birds by 9:30am. Pup made a nice retrieve of the last bird by breaking skim ice. Jan 3rd is last day for geese in our area. Hoping for cold weather and some ducks.

[Edited By Dave-Proulx on 2003-12-31 17:27]

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Wade-Stober
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Scouting SE Coastal CT 12-30-2003 21:23
Sunny & Clear, High Winds – 40-45 Degrees
This warm weather sucks! With the 50 degree temps the birds have scattered and are in small bunches. Did make it out hunting this afternoon for 3 birds. 2-4′ waves make for tough shooting. Hopefully more cold weather is coming.

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Dave-Proulx
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Farmington Valley 12-24-2003 14:37
Cloudy, Rain & Thunderstorms – 40-45 Degrees
3rd soaking rain hunt in 3 weeks. Good news is ducks and geese hanging in. Took 3 mallards and 3 geese, including a banded goose. Warm weather is opening up backwaters and ponds a bit. Hoping for return to cold weather.

Happy Holidays to all.

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Wade-Stober
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Casco Bay, ME 12-22-2003 20:22
Mostly Sunny, No Precipitation – 25-30 Degrees – Open Water
We had our annual Eider Hunt in Casco Bay this past weekend and it was poor for Eiders. Luckily there are plenty of Oldsquaw and Scoter around to make it worth it. We managed to only get 33 birds in 3 days with only 1 Eider. If your headed up that way keep going north as the birds have not reached Casco yet.

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Dave-Proulx
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Same area 12-20-2003 17:45
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 30-34 Degrees – Ice
Setup for geese across from the only open pond around. 4 hunters, 2 labs. Birds decoyed very well. Finished by 8:30. Saw several large flocks of ducks flying the river, so I’m hopeful that shooting should hold up through Christmas week.

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Dave-Proulx
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Farmington Valley 12-17-2003 20:35
Cloudy, Rain & Thunderstorms – 40-45 Degrees
Had a rerun of last Thursdays’ hunt in the rain. Still plenty of birds on the river.
Took 6 mallards, 2 blacks, 4 geese. Rain is melting icepack on fields, so geese should hang around awhile.

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Dave-Proulx
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Farmington Valley 12-11-2003 14:43
Cloudy, Rain & Thunderstorms – 40-45 Degrees
Two of us got out today in the rain and took 7 mallards and a Canada goose. 8 month old lab made some retrieves, but also sat still in the canoe when we chased down a cripple on the river. He finally jumped out when he spotted the drake on the riverbank, but didn’t tip us over in the process. All in all a good day.

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