The flurry at dawn, however, proved to be only a warm-up for better things to come. Learn how your comment data is processed. His enthusiasm for waterfowling is stronger than ever, despite the countless hours he has spent doing the often tedious work of collecting data for waterfowl research projects. Brian Lovett is an avid diving duck hunter from Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Either approach works fine, provided the diver decoys are clearly visible at a distance. Topflight Redheads are slightly over-sized for enhanced visibility, measuring 15" breast to tail. When temperatures are more than 90 degrees and perhaps more than degrees, I probably will pick a Hack Attack Pad Perch to fish for bass.
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Ballard came striding down the shoreline just as we finished arranging our mixed spread of diver and puddle duck blocks in separate groups on either side of the blind. This goes against conventional diver wisdom and can make hunting tough. Exhibiting typical pintail behavior, the birds never fully committed to the decoys, but made a slow gliding pass over the outside of the spread, offering crossing shots to Petrie and Adair, seated on the far side of the blind. Back Brands Mossy Oak. Redhead, Aythya americana. As the abundance of these plants has declined along the Atlantic Coast in recent decades, the majority of the continent's redheads are now confined to wintering areas on the Gulf of Mexico. In addition, some redheads migrate eastward from the northern prairies to the Great Lakes, and then onward to the Chesapeake Bay and Florida.
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Also, try to stretch several decoys perpendicular to the wind. Call us at or Although redheads breed across the vast prairies of the continent, almost the entire continental population winters in only a handful of limited areas. Large and plentiful brush loops allow you to exactly match the blind to surrounding cover. Back Resources Contact. They are also sensational stuffed in a crusty baguette for a leftover lunch.
An Annotated Checklist of the Birds of Tennessee. The waves rousted the great rafts of redheads feeding around us, and several flocks began trading across the flats in our direction. Steve Adair, DU's national director of conservation programs, and I hopped from the boat into the knee-deep water and began unloading our hunting gear. Due to the vagaries of the regional weather, the abundance of these semipermanent wetlands varies dramatically from one year to the next. Share this article with a friend.
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