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    Default The Cape

    Has anyone hunted the Cape recently? Have a draw hunt there next week and wanted to know what to expect

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    The harvest reports are here but take these with a grain of salt...you’ll probably see more birds https://www.dnr.sc.gov/wildlife/wate...wfresults.html
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    Next week, if you see a ginger and midget, stay clear of those guys.
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    Its been good, better than most places on the delta

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coot_Commander View Post
    The harvest reports are here but take these with a grain of salt...you’ll probably see more birds https://www.dnr.sc.gov/wildlife/wate...wfresults.html
    Speaking of these anyone else notice 2 mottleds reported at Beaverdam Creek?


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    Don't commit to one spot. Be mobile, watch the birds and go where they want to be. Walking through the muck to where they wanna be usually isn't much fun. Just carry a few decoys. A jet sled will make life easier. Don't carry more than 25 shells. Don't step on a gator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quack07 View Post
    Don't commit to one spot. Be mobile, watch the birds and go where they want to be. Walking through the muck to where they wanna be usually isn't much fun. Just carry a few decoys. A jet sled will make life easier. Don't carry more than 25 shells. Don't step on a gator.
    This.

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    Quote Originally Posted by codeman216 View Post
    Speaking of these anyone else notice 2 mottleds reported at Beaverdam Creek?


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    Could be a case of mistaken identity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nitro5x6's View Post
    Could be a case of mistaken identity.
    I was thinking that to be likely


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    I’ve been in the Cape for 7 hunts. 5 were good 2 sucked donkey balls.
    My advice is show up first. Way early. My crap hunts we showed up on time. Last group to arrive.
    Last folks get crap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GamecockTD57 View Post
    Has anyone hunted the Cape recently? Have a draw hunt there next week and wanted to know what to expect
    How did Cape hunt go?
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    Zero wind, warm, sunny bluebird day, it was slow after the first hour.

    The greenjeans wanted to write us a ticket for shooting over the limit in pintails.... not sure how you mistake a GADWAL DRAKE as a pintail hen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gone South View Post
    Zero wind, warm, sunny bluebird day, it was slow after the first hour.

    The greenjeans wanted to write us a ticket for shooting over the limit in pintails.... not sure how you mistake a GADWAL DRAKE as a pintail hen.
    Do what? That's insane.

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    He told us to hang on and he went to get one of the biologists. Walked back with her and showed both our pintails then picked up the gadwal drakes and asked her “this is a pintail hen correct?”

    His excuse was he usually just sees wood ducks and the occasional mallard where he works.....

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    No excuse for that stupidity. There are so many ID tools out there that there is really no reason to get it wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gone South View Post
    Zero wind, warm, sunny bluebird day, it was slow after the first hour.

    The greenjeans wanted to write us a ticket for shooting over the limit in pintails.... not sure how you mistake a GADWAL DRAKE as a pintail hen.
    You shoulda called him a dumbass in front of the biologist
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    Not too surprising. We got checked Sunday morning by two female wardens who were a little unsure of what a woodcock was, and why exactly we were hunting them. They were nice but not too knowledgeable on the subject.
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    Had one salivating one time over a rock hind thinking it was a speckled. Also called my 21" scamp a gag and swore the limit was 22".

    It happens.

    Good hunt either way. Nicely done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gone South View Post
    Zero wind, warm, sunny bluebird day, it was slow after the first hour.

    The greenjeans wanted to write us a ticket for shooting over the limit in pintails.... not sure how you mistake a GADWAL DRAKE as a pintail hen.
    I was there also but didn't see that happen. You missed the mottled/black duck debate that happened with the group of 4 and him.

    We moved at 7:15 with zero shots fired. I killed my 6 in an hour then like you said it got slow. Tons of BWT around there right now.

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    Hunted Murphy island yesterday. Lots of ducks but very decoy shy. Was cloudy but had decent wind. We still managed limits.

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