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2023 DUCK and GOOSE REPORTS.

7/24/23 @ 5:52 AM
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Jzzzzz
Jzzzzz
User since 1/19/02

What's everybody seeing out there on this bone dry year?? Most smaller potholes are dry or just a puddle not seeing much for local hatch either atleast for ducks, some geese but very few and far between SE WI.

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11/21/23 @ 8:26 PM
Tr carper
Tr carper
User since 6/15/15
It's been awhile but it's been a grind of a season. And I'm afraid it's not going to really improve before the end atleast in my area. I was out yesterday morning with only killing 2 a drake mallard and a black duck.On the plus side the drake mallard was a 5 curler. SM that block is right on point. 
2023 DUCK and GOOSE REPORTS. photo by Tr carper
11/18/23 @ 10:27 PM
SuspendedMusky
SuspendedMusky
PRO MEMBER User since 12/9/08
I'm still chipping away at it.  I hunted Friday and based on that decided to sleep in today.  Despite the front that came through on Thursday and the stiff NW winds overnight into Friday morning, I only saw about 20 ducks total (but about 500 geese, a bunch of sandhill cranes, and some tundra swans).  3 ducks did it right, however, and came right up the middle of the decoy spread; a drake mallard, a drake buff, and a drake goldeneye.  Pic below of the drake goldeneye. He was a mounter.

I own one Herters model 72 decoy.  It originally was a drake mallard, but based on some pics Griz posted a few years back of some black ducks he painted, I converted that decoy to a drake black duck.  Friday, I decided to bring it out and use it.  It looked great on the water.

Abest, my son, who lives in SE WI, tells me all the time that when he sees a bunch of "new" mallards in the ponds and creeks down by him, the hunting back at home is usually good (based on my results I share with him).  So based on your observation, I may have wished I went out this morning.
2023 DUCK and GOOSE REPORTS. photo by SuspendedMusky
2023 DUCK and GOOSE REPORTS. photo by SuspendedMusky
2023 DUCK and GOOSE REPORTS. photo by SuspendedMusky
11/18/23 @ 4:54 PM
Abest
User since 12/2/07
Live on a south eastern lake. I have had 4 yo 6 mallards hanging around front of house the past month. This mourning there were 30. Maybe some kind of flight going on?
11/13/23 @ 6:32 AM
Jzzzzz
Jzzzzz
User since 1/19/02
waupaca co:

hunted my home water sat am and never fired the benelli had 1 flock of mallards make a couple loops and then boogied out. Not a ducky day really with the cold and no wind, we need a push but i dont think the end atleast for northern zones going to be any good.  o well 
11/11/23 @ 9:09 AM
SuspendedMusky
SuspendedMusky
PRO MEMBER User since 12/9/08
I've been chipping away at it this past week.  Been out 4 times in 7 days.  Bird activity has been somewhat slow, but had shooting each time out; taking 2 to 4 birds per day.  I could have limited on Thursday, but the sun glare off the water (even with polarized sunglasses on) was so intense I could not take a good shot at a flock of ringnecks that I landed in my decoy spread.  Pics from a couple of hunts.

2023 DUCK and GOOSE REPORTS. photo by SuspendedMusky
2023 DUCK and GOOSE REPORTS. photo by SuspendedMusky
11/10/23 @ 10:03 PM
Abest
User since 12/2/07
Spent  the last 4 days out West. Three man limit each day. Hunting in the 40 degrees everyday was perfect!.
11/8/23 @ 6:19 AM
Jzzzzz
Jzzzzz
User since 1/19/02
Hunted friday out on the bay and got 4 had some other swings and misses but flight really died by late morning and did'nt see the normal amount of ducks I usually do out there.  Monday hunted out near stoughton and we got 1 mallard and seen maybe 15 ducks all morning rather slow and mostly stale birds around now, we need another push soon.

goodhuntin all! 
11/4/23 @ 2:15 PM
panks
User since 10/22/08
Great job Griz.  Last Saturday, Sunday and Monday made my year.  Mallards and Gads.  Froze my behind.  Decided it was enough this year.  
My boys limited out a four man by 9 am this morning on their opener in Missouri.
11/4/23 @ 11:00 AM
madforlabs
User since 12/20/12
Always enjoy your photos Griz. You do 'em right!
11/4/23 @ 10:31 AM
grizwald
grizwald
User since 2/6/09
Was out this a.m. and managed a limit. Mallards and gwt did it great. The geese didn't. Ice forming in the blocks but still got it done.
2023 DUCK and GOOSE REPORTS. photo by grizwald
2023 DUCK and GOOSE REPORTS. photo by grizwald
2023 DUCK and GOOSE REPORTS. photo by grizwald
11/4/23 @ 10:30 AM
grizwald
grizwald
User since 2/6/09
Was out this a.m. and managed a limit. Mallards and gwt did it great. The geese didn't. Ice forming in the blocks but still got it done.
2023 DUCK and GOOSE REPORTS. photo by grizwald
11/4/23 @ 10:30 AM
grizwald
grizwald
User since 2/6/09
Was out this a.m. and managed a limit. Mallards and gwt did it great. The geese didn't. Ice forming in the blocks but still got it done.
2023 DUCK and GOOSE REPORTS. photo by grizwald
11/4/23 @ 10:30 AM
grizwald
grizwald
User since 2/6/09
Was out this a.m. and managed a limit. Mallards and gwt did it great. The geese didn't. Ice forming in the blocks but still got it done.
2023 DUCK and GOOSE REPORTS. photo by grizwald
11/2/23 @ 1:09 PM
Jzzzzz
Jzzzzz
User since 1/19/02
contact, shane cook red dawn outdoors
11/2/23 @ 10:16 AM
canman
PRO MEMBER User since 11/20/01
Looking for a guide to take me duck/goose hunting, if anyone knows of one please let me know. I'm in the west bend area.
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