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portegee
01-31-2011, 9:36 AM
Had a good day on closer. howd everyone do post up some duck closer pics
http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee279/BACKSTREETBAR/20110130145034.jpg
my buddy and I shot a blind in los banos all in all it was a pretty good year for me.

brantly04
01-31-2011, 12:25 PM
I hope those birds are both yours and your buddies ;)

professionalcoyotehunter
01-31-2011, 12:34 PM
great job!

gnatnoop
01-31-2011, 5:07 PM
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g8/1968mustang302/Picture409.jpg

lewdogg21
01-31-2011, 5:26 PM
Shot 10 on Saturday. No photos however.

Barbarossa
01-31-2011, 5:45 PM
No photos from Saturday. But here is one from Wednesday.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_ExDKsKlG_P4/TUdzevBqXxI/AAAAAAAACTw/ExtuGnTFkw4/s640/wednesday.jpg
[Four hunters]

jabell
01-31-2011, 5:52 PM
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Eargasm
01-31-2011, 9:29 PM
Twitchell Island flooded rice. 2 Specks, 4 pintails and something else.

http://i.imgur.com/ydX89.jpg

center_x
02-01-2011, 1:19 AM
I hated this year. I shot more ducks out of my parents pond than the blind. Switching gears to turkey season now.

portegee
02-01-2011, 6:38 AM
Nice pics. This year wasn't the best goose year for me gotta try something different next year to get a few

duckman1
02-01-2011, 6:48 AM
Finished out the weekend hunting with my father. We had 16 birds on Saturday and limits on Sunday.

sargenv
02-01-2011, 7:02 AM
Twitchell Island flooded rice. 2 Specks, 4 pintails and something else.

The "something else" Is a hen Widgeon. A pretty good medium sized bird and good for the plate. They tend to fly when pintails are in the air.. they have a two tone whistle that you can blow using one of those 7 in one whistles.

We limited out both Sat and Sun.. Main bird for us was Green winged teal.. all total for both days came out to 12 GW teal, 6 mallards, 5 widgeon, 3 pintails, and 2 "butterballs". I'm sure the butterballs have a different name.. but that's how I refer to them.. they are small and round and fly like a teal. They are a diving duck..

Barbarossa
02-01-2011, 8:02 AM
T I'm sure the butterballs have a different name.. but that's how I refer to them.. they are small and round and fly like a teal. They are a diving duck..

Bufflehead? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bufflehead)

chris
02-01-2011, 9:38 AM
Season was over for in December. Got sent to Virginia for school. Not a bad season for me but lost a whole month of it.

Chris M
02-01-2011, 9:50 AM
I didn't get out for the closure, but I was out on Wednesday at Sacramento NWR. We got 7 Snow Geese and 12 ducks for 3 guys.

My brother took a shot at a GWT that was way too close. Literally blew it's head off.

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_a-xP0_-akjE/TUDeiDfxsSI/AAAAAAAAASE/XQE0-jwZlfw/2011-01-26%2015.28.52.jpg

sargenv
02-01-2011, 8:59 PM
They were not buffleheads..

They are round and broad chested like a butterball turkey, only they are a bit bigger than a teal.. smaller than a Widgeon. Someone said scaup, but scaup have different markings.. this one had two white stripes across the beak, dark feet.

According to pictures on wikipedia.. they may be ring necks...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Aythya_collaris1.jpg

duckman1
02-02-2011, 6:26 AM
We shot quite a few ringnecks this year. We had more cans, scaup, and ringnecks then we usually see during a good year? Very unusual the cinnamon's never really showed up and we even killed a blue wing teal.

sargenv
02-02-2011, 9:17 AM
Where did you hunt at duckman1? a general area is fine.. no need to give up your favorite place..

duckman1
02-02-2011, 4:51 PM
Down near the Merced Refuge. It's a private club been around since the early 1900's.