2018 Waterfowl Reports

1/3/18 @ 8:13 AM
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Gander Dander
Gander Dander
USER since 4/15/09

Another New Year, Post your pics and/or comments here for 2018!

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11/17/18 @ 9:49 PM
Skunkbucket
Skunkbucket
USER since 7/1/18

Jefferson county still has some birds around.  Seen a few flocks of mallards and others from the deer stand today.


If you filled your tag today, it might be worth a shot.

Good luck.

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11/17/18 @ 5:14 PM
grizwald
grizwald
USER since 2/6/09

Scouted some local springs that usually hold late season mallards and geese. Jumped bout dozen right off the road. Decieded to go home and get the gear. Managed one greenhead, missed 2 others, and passed on 3 suezies. Still going to get few more good hunts in!

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11/17/18 @ 2:36 PM
SuspendedMusky
SuspendedMusky
USER since 12/9/08
Mallards are fun to shoot and I've been on some epic field hunts, flooded rice hunts, flooded timber hunts, etc, etc.  But truthfully for me, I would much rather hunt divers.  It is more exciting to me, more intense, and there is nothing like having those flocks of 10-25+ birds buzzing the decoy set up at mach 1.   If I had to choose only mallards or only divers, I would choose divers.  In terms of table fair, cans, redheads, ringnecks, and bluebills are excellent eating.  So are many of the other species if you are good at preparation and can cook.

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11/17/18 @ 1:12 PM
Abest
Abest
USER since 12/2/07

all XXL mallards all the time!!

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11/16/18 @ 3:08 PM
recker44
recker44
USER since 12/8/09

Yep Pool 7 is a pretty awesome place and I heard some good reports from early this week. I hope to hit it next week while the cans are still around in big numbers. 

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11/15/18 @ 7:52 PM
Abest
Abest
USER since 12/2/07

all mallards all the time!  screw the deer the ducks are now!

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11/15/18 @ 8:04 AM
Bullman
Bullman
USER since 4/10/15

Excellent morning yesterday in South Eastern WI. 5 mallards, 6 buffleheads, and a hen shoveler.

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11/13/18 @ 3:55 PM
watspan
watspan
USER since 8/3/12

perfect morning! 2-man limit of 8 mallards and 4 Redheads

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11/12/18 @ 1:22 PM
Fowler2
Fowler2
USER since 7/17/09

Good numbers of late season migratory birds accumulating on Lake Onalaska / Pool 7.  Heavy flights of swans the last week or so. High water is keeping a good portion of the backwaters open and ice free with the moving water.

Still some good duck hunting going on for late season Mallards and Divers. I'm all plucked out for the season.

So blessed to live a short distance from here. A true paradise for migratory birds.

Check out some real-time cam footage on the flyway Cam. True stress reliever when you need it. 

https://explore.org/livecams/raptor-resource-project/mississippi-river-flyway-cam

Edited on 11/12/18 2:09 PM
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11/12/18 @ 10:31 AM
no-luck
no-luck
USER since 12/14/12
East central WI, checked local lake this morning, 60 percent iced over, all duck hunting areas iced over, other than rivers and field hunting, done in this area.  If this weather holds, could be ice fishing this time next week.

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