Haven't did many duck hunts due to chasing deer and just haven't seen a lot of ducks until this week. That early week cold snap must of pushed some down. My father-in-law called me last night and said he seen quite a few on our pond. Did a solo hunt this morning and there were a bunch of ducks in the air. I killed 3 mallards even with a less than favorable wind. NW works best on our place and I got just the opposite. Could have gotten an easy limit but I was in "save the susie" mode and only shot drakes, plus I let the rain push me out a little early. When I got to the truck I saw about 150 in the air. Sorry no pix, forgot the camera. I'll try to remember it tomorrow.
Post by z7bowhunter on Dec 16, 2012 19:47:39 GMT -5
ive never been duck hunting and dont have many ducks in my area but i do know where there are wood ducks.. WHen can you kill wood ducks, how many, do they have to be males, and what do you need as far as some kind of duck stamp? or just a hunting license? Been thinkin about doin some duck huntin. ANd i was wanting to do some dove hunting becasue i have been seeing them everywhere in the cornfield where i hunt, but i think i missed my chance this year...
Total daily bag limit on ducks is 6 but no more than 3 may be wood ducks. For mallards the limit is 4 with no more than 2 being hens but there is no such gender restrictions for woodies. Seasons will vary depending on your zone. There is an early youth season in October which would be good for woodies. Seems like they are some of the first ducks to bail out of here when it begins to get cold. You need a hunting license, Indiana migratory stamp, federal stamp (16 and older), and a HIP number (free.) Steel shot only for waterfowl. For doves you would need hunitng license, indiana game bird stamp and HIP #. Indiana youth license covers the indiana stamps if that applies to you.