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    Dominant Buck Bucksnbows's Avatar
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    To all my fellow woodcock hunters, it was great to see that no only have they extended the season from 24 to 36 days, but they did so on the back end and not up front well before the flight birds are in. It's been so long since we had a season like this, I think I read 14+ years. I'm used to having the last day here in the North zone end on the opening day of pheasant season. Now we get that extra week late in the year so that some of those northern flight birds should arrive where I hunt for them.

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    nice to hear.
    down south jersey the season closes before the birds ever get here, some years.

    i used to hunt them things every day.
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    Yes,great news. Can't wait
    I'm going to be very busy in the afterlife, the list of people I'm going to haunt grows every day

    I no longer need google, my wife knows everything

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    Very good news . Can't wait I love hunting them.
    "In a civilized...country wild animals only continue
    to exist at all when preserved by sportmen.The excellent people who protest against all hunting ...
    are ignorant of the genuine sportmen is by all odds the most important factor in keeping...wild creatures
    from total exermination." Theodore Roosevelt.

    Appalachian Bowmen. GBH

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    Good news.

    Or, you can head north and hunt them before them come to New Jersey. New York extended their woodcock season to 45 days this year. New season dates are Oct. 1st to Nov. 14th. Woodcock surveys compiled by the state from last year using hunter input denoted the third week in October with the highest flush rate. That doesn't mean much, for this can change from year to year depending on weather factors, but it indicates when migration movement was heaviest during last year's season.
    If only Jack O'Connor had written about the .270's effectiveness on Zombies, he might be known today as a decent gun scribe, and that cartridge might enjoy more widespread use...

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    It's good news for sure we get covered up and dog gets over worked. Ha ha. Thats what its about.

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    That is good news. Saw lots of em at Medford wma. Out of season of course. Hunt em up boys

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    I mainly chase them along with grouse in our PA woods (northcentral in Potter). Our aspen stands had been getting older and our doodles fewer until last year when the paper company came in to cut 2/3 of our neighbor's forest along with a microburst 3 years ago in an old aspen stand. We should be covered up for at least a decade now and we still have lots of great grouse habitat to boot.

    My NJ woodcock spots are numerous, but often far between so I hit one today, another a few days later - that sort of thing. And I still know where I can fly grouse here locally

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    My dog flushed a few WCs last year, I hope I get a shot on one this year.

    Any tips or tricks for hunting these birds?

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    Yeah find the thickest brush you can find,get good and tangled in it
    Flush bird close eyes and shoot.use a open choke bigger pattern
    To hit a small bird.that's why I hunt them ,when you do hit one your
    So happy
    "In a civilized...country wild animals only continue
    to exist at all when preserved by sportmen.The excellent people who protest against all hunting ...
    are ignorant of the genuine sportmen is by all odds the most important factor in keeping...wild creatures
    from total exermination." Theodore Roosevelt.

    Appalachian Bowmen. GBH

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