First "woodie" duck that is

Discussion in 'LOCAL SOUTH CAROLINA TALK' started by chewy, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. chewy

    chewy New Member

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    So I was out scoutin around in the Francis Marion looking for some squirrel or rabbit for dinner for a couple of hours yesterday and also just to get out of the house. I was follwing a natural spring I had found when it opened up into an awsome back woods swampy area. As I was looking around I heard a bunch of water splashing and noises so I went to investigate. What I found was about 15 woodies swimming and splashing around without a care in the world until...I stepped on a limb which snapped. They all exploded I got one shot off and a drake fell in the water. I was glad I got my stamps for this year. Then I realized hey bone head now you have to get wet in 3 ft of water. Definitely was worth the cold water wading. I think I will go back this weekend and get some more but more quietly this time.
     
  2. chewy

    chewy New Member

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    Sorry I meant Saturday, I was in school yesterday.
     

  3. Cutbait101

    Cutbait101 New Member

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    Congrats on the woody:big_smile:
     
  4. Catmanblues

    Catmanblues New Member

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  5. Swampfox.

    Swampfox. New Member

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    sounds like you found a secluded spot ducks will drop in on. woods all around, hole in the middle. mark your spot, they'll be back. see any other speicies?
     
  6. catfishinsc

    catfishinsc New Member

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    Don't carry any lead shot. Doesn't matter what you shoot them with, if you have lead shot in your possession and a dead duck, or shooting at ducks you can get a ticket.

    Nice find and good luck. Good call on getting you stamps too. I haven't bought any in years.
     
  7. Poppa

    Poppa New Member

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    It a lot easier to get there before they do than to try to slip on them.
    They will get there when its just daylight enough to see a little. If I had
    to choose between watching woodies come in and shooting them I would
    choose watching them come in. Its a beautiful sight.
     
  8. puddle jumper

    puddle jumper Well-Known Member

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    Im with you Pop,,,
    I deer hunt buy a beaver swamp and I love to watch the ducks and everything elce around it when there are no deer moving,,,:wink: For me thats what hunting is all about,,,

    Good luck on the next trip out brother...
    Puddle
     
  9. chewy

    chewy New Member

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    Believe it or not it was about 1PM when I saw them. I tellyou what you would not even know it was there. Right smack in the middle of the woods. Oh and by the way this is the first year I have gotten duck tags so I am only using steel shot even for small game. I think it actually flies faster than lead personally. I will post again when the season starts back up on the 12th.
     
  10. blackwaterkatz

    blackwaterkatz Active Member

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    That spring didn't look like this one did it?
     

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  11. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    I've killed a ton of ducks through the years. It is a fun sport, but I gave it up some years ago.

    Bill in SC
     
  12. chewy

    chewy New Member

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    Hey Blackwater,

    No but that is anice one in the picture. Where is that one at?:smile2: