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Duck Hunting???

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Hey all...maybe some of you can give me some advice. How is the duck hunting up by Red Lake? Can/should you hunt on the lake? I am thinking about doing a hunting/fishing combo on the duck opener at the end of the month. Any advice would be appreciated!

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Kelly and Jonny offer duck hunting or come up on your own and give it a shot. I'm thinking about trying to take a duck with a bow since I took a grouse out of the air last year with my recurve

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I'd be careful of that, it's illegal to take waterfowl w/ a bow. Look at the regs

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Ya be careful crazy.gif, I think theres a tred barta on this site. grin.gif

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Unless your arrows are made of lead, i didn't see any reason that didn't allow you to shoot them with a bow. I haven't tried but it would be fun when you decoy them and they land. I have seen some people try it on tv, he didnt get the goose, but some have got pheasants. From what i found on the dnr website and the summary of fedral regs. there is no problem shooting them with a bow.

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Iv'e read and reread the laws and as long as I have my stamps it is totally legal.Either way it should be a hoot.

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remember cookie, not all of the laws are in the regulation handbook. talk with tim or one of the other local officers to be sure.

personaly I see it to be a great challenge.

thanks for the invite by the way. we are sticking close to home this weekend and to the (Contact Us Please) next weekend. after that I am wide open. we might even make a mid week venture north, so keep the coffee on. you never know what might come sliding into town on a rainy, crappy, snowy, lovely morning wink.gif

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Met the new Co today and everything was ok. The duck hunting was a blast as I let the arrows fly.The guys with guns did well and I came pretty darn close on one shot.Maybe next time.

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I'm an avid archer too and would like to know the set up you used to try and shoot ducks with a bow. I'm assuming a recurve? Regular fletched arrows or flu flu arrows? What points were you using? How did you find your arrows? Inquiring minds want to know! I've wanted to do a field type layout hunt for geese with the recurve. I think a guy would have a pretty good chance at getting a goose or two.

A grouse out of the air with a bow? Were you using a pointing dog?

Brian

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Hey Brian the dog I was using was a lab. The third grouse he kicked up came right at me. With a carbon flu-flu arrow knocked I was completly ready. I was using a recurve bow with a finger release and no sights as I have always been a good instinctive shooter.

The duck hunting I had four ceder wooden flu-flu arrows with the same recurve and finger release, I was able to find some shell casing from a 38 that worked perfect for blunt tips. The arrows float so after shooting all 4 I had to go out and retrive them. Next year I plan on having a dozen arrows and will check on a different setup for the tips although what I had seemed to work fine.

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Thanks for the reply cookie. I used some 1" pink foam, glued a tombstone pizza cardboard to it, got the kid's to throw them for me, and was shooting arial targets yesterday with the recurve. Talk about fun and amazingly I was able to hit them once out of every 4-5 shots. I'm just thinking as hard as ducks are to kill with a shotgun, maybe a guy should put a field point on with one of those wire spring arms that slides down the arrow shaft to prevent pass throughs? I think turkey hunters use this on their arrows. Needless to say, I'm gonna try this before the end of the season. I think mallards hovering above the dekes would be quite do-able. Now a flock of diver's zinging by, may be a different story! grin.gif

Let me know how you do as I'll do the same.

Brian

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