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I am heading up to the Bdub to assist in a moose hunt and plan on bringing fishing gear and a single shot 12GA to pass the time.

Have heard there are indeed ducks up there to be shot. What can I expect to see? I can only shoot what we can eat as we are hiking/canoeing in 6 miles. Has anyone had any success with inflatable decoys? I think they look a little cheesy but I was considering buying a few to throw in the pack.

Also have heard from a few guys that there are species they do not recognize up there with distinguishing heads. I am guessing buffleheads?

Any insight would be great...thanks.

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Dr. Bob

Could be Hooded Merganzers too. They don't eat to well grin.gif .

I can't offer any advice cause I've never tried it. Where are you headed to in the BDub?

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High-ball

I live in ely and right now your gonna see a a few black ducks and a lot of divers..mostly ringnecks and bills. Try to find some rice on whatever lake your staying on and youll find ducks other than mergansers....you will have quite a few sawbills aroud thoe

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Ruttin' Buck

Thanks for the help guys. I was thinking hooded mergansers as well(they're about as strange as they come)and you're right you'd be better off serving up a meal of the swamp bottom itself as opposed to a merganser!

Early Saturday morning we'll be heading up the echo trail. I can't remember the name of the portage but we'll be heading almost straight north up to Lake Agnes. About 6 miles of canoe/portaging.

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Finlander

Well up there you won't have to worry about somebody setting up 50 yards away from you right at shooting time! grin.gif

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Ruttin' Buck

No kidding...hunting pressure should be at a minimum. I'm a scrappy guy, but I don't plan on hauling in a bag of deeks so it is likely we'll jump shoot any that we get. The main priority is the moose hunt so I have to be sure to get a few miles from the hunting sight and do some scouting for the hunting party, but if I happen to run accross some ducks, grouse, walleye great!

Sounds as if there's some divers up there. I bet some of those unidentifiable ducks may also be ruddy's or goldeneyes. Most people don't know what they look like.

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Farley

Ive seen Goldeneyes up there in the Poplar, Gaskin, Lizz lake area.

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