Massachusetts Duck and Goose Hunting Report Archive

Posted By:
Kirk-Gately
Field Editor

Salt pond 09-13-2009 19:34
Sunny & Clear, High Winds – 60-65 Degrees
Plenty of mallards round about the old salt pond.

Posted By:
Kirk-Gately
Field Editor

Town Cove on the Cape 12-31-2007 02:55
Cloudy, Light Rain & Drizzle – 30-34 Degrees – Open Water
Plenty of Black ducks for everyone.

There were also a few mallards, buffles and common mergansers thrown in.

The birds really started flying around lunch time and just kept flying.

Posted By:
goobs67
Guest

Central MA 10-19-2007 18:05
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Got out several mornings this week. Needless to say given the weather conditions hunting was/is poor. Very few woodies in my area compared to last year at this time. Managed a Mallard drake opening day.

Here’s hoping for some cooler weather and better hunting, and a good season for everyone.

Posted By:
goobs67
Guest

Nashua 04-02-2007 17:24
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 60-65 Degrees
Rode down the Nashua River from Rt.117 in Bolton to the the Oxbow in Still River on Saturday. Maiden voyage in a new canoe.

Hunting season is a long way off but it was great to get out and see a huge amount of birds. All the way down the river we put up Woodies, Mallards, Blacks, Mergies, and Canada’s while paddling. Saw 9 deer as well. Can’t wait until fall.

[Edited By goobs67 on 2007-04-02 17:25]

Posted By:
BJC
Web Member

Connecticut River 01-07-2007 07:38
Cloudy, Light Rain & Drizzle – 60-65 Degrees
Hunted the Connecticut river yesterday and it was very slow. Saw several large flocks of geese at high altitude and only one hen mallard that would not decoy. I guess that 70 degrees on Jan 6th have a lot to due with it thou. All in all a slow day to end the season in the centeral zone.

[Edited By BJC on 2007-01-07 07:39]

Posted By:
anvilman
Guest

south shore,central 01-06-2007 19:13
Cloudy, High Winds – 50-60 Degrees
hunted a nice spot late morning with my father, we set up 3dz. silo’s the winds werre very strong and the geese circled all morning , i bet we saw over 400 canadas today we had four lock up and they came in perfectly two shots each and we were done it was a fast hunt wish it lasted longer….any way good luck to every one if you get out in the late season……….

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Tim C.
WFC Sponsor

South Shore 01-04-2007 11:17
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 40-45 Degrees
Hunted this morning we saw a few blacks around prior to legal shooting and only a few mallard and some buffle heads around after legal hours. We only managed one drake mallard and one drake buffle head. The weather made it feel like we should getting ready to turkey hunt, not duck hunting. At least the dog got a couple of retrieves. Good Luck to all.

Posted By:
Kirk-Gately
Field Editor

Salt Pond Bay, Town Cove 12-30-2006 20:01
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 40-45 Degrees
Got out off and on during the past few days.
I usually park by Salt Pond by the highway and walk out to the point.
Had some fair shooting on the blacks, mergansers and the buffles.
Those were the only birds I saw in three days. Seemed to be plenty for everyone.
Although I thought I had some good shooting the dudes straight out from me were really doing some blasting in the marsh. There were also two other groups, one towards the station and to the south near the inlet. I found out later that it is a short ride from Hemenway Landing.
Town Cove was holding a lot of geese and lesser numbers of blacks and buffles. I usually see fair numbers of mallards around but I did not see any in either place. No one was shooting Town Cove.

I got my license on line and brought plenty of shells so I did not have to ask anyone any silly questions or play any silly games this time.

Posted By:
goobs67
Guest

Bolton Flats 12-28-2006 07:17
Mostly Cloudy, No Precipitation – 35-40 Degrees
Hunted the Bolton Flats yesterday morning. No ice at all. Had a pair of Blacks circle my dekes 4 or 5 times at 7:00 before moving on. Saw a group of 6 and then a group of 4 Mallards a little later that never got close despite lots of calling. Another group of 4 flew within 50 of 60 yards and ignored the spead and calling. They’re still around, but very wary these last days. I saw a couple of guys in a boat moving around on the Still River, but I didn’t hear any shooting.

On a more positive note, there were geese in the field before first light and at around 9:00 a flock of 75 to 100 honkers flew over the Flats. If you’re thinking of heading out soon, consider goose hunting.
Good hunting and Happy New Year.

Posted By:
goobs67
Guest

Central MA 12-16-2006 11:41
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 40-45 Degrees
A mixed group of Mallards and Blacks 12 to 15 strong dropped in and put down in my spread 10 min. before shooting time this morning. What a site! They flew off after 3 or 4 min.

Not a whole lot of action after that. Managed to take a single Mallard drake around 8:00, then all went quiet.
Good hunting.

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