- Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 January 2015 11:00
- Published on Tuesday, 06 January 2015 11:00
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With cold weather hitting our region, duck hunters are hopeful the arctic air will freeze out ducks from north of us and shove them south to our region.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 December 2014 13:59
- Published on Tuesday, 30 December 2014 13:59
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Duck season continues to be very poor according to the reports we have received.
Apparently there are a few local hotspots with resident birds. Many marshes are devoid of normal water levels so when you can find water in swamps there is a good chance you can find wood ducks. It appears few birds are migrating as of yet. The same is true of geese.
- Last Updated on Monday, 22 December 2014 15:18
- Published on Tuesday, 23 December 2014 15:17
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Duck season opened last week, but the reports we have gotten show very poor hunting, so far, unless you enjoy shooting diver ducks. There are some geese around, but even that is spotty.
Deer hunting continues to be poor in our region according to anecdotal reports. Your columnist has not received any reports of dead deer from disease, but biologists feel that is a variable that must be considered in the region. Squirrel and rabbit hunting reportedly are good.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 December 2014 11:23
- Published on Tuesday, 16 December 2014 11:23
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Duck season opens up this week, but turkey season closed last weekend for King George residents. The scouting reports for duck hunting have been slim. There are plenty of diver ducks in big flocks scattered over the lower Potomac. Where you can find water, you will find some woodies in the swamps. Puddle ducks reportedly are in short supply locally, but the goose numbers are encouraging, though.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 December 2014 11:32
- Published on Tuesday, 09 December 2014 11:32
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Duck season is closed for another week. The last few days of the season before it closed were poor. Hopefully, some birds will be migrating through by next week when the season opens again. Geese are migrating through now, and hopefully, will be more cooperative, as well, once the season opens.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 December 2014 14:13
- Published on Tuesday, 02 December 2014 14:13
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Duck hunting reportedly is very poor, with the exception of diver ducks and some marshes for wood ducks. Deer hunting has become hit or miss, with hunters either having plenty of deer sightings or seeing nothing at all. Apparently, some small pockets of disease hit the region again this year, taking out some of the deer. Squirrels appear to be more abundant, or at least easier to see. Time to get out the .22-caliber rifles for some squirrel stew.