Do ducks migrate over the pocono mountains (east coast)

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  1. TurkeyGuyPA

    TurkeyGuyPA Refuge Member

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    Do ducks migrate through mountainous regions, or do they primarily fly over flat ground.

    I realize this may be a very stupid question. My flyfishing/archery hunting/turkey calling IQ is a lot higher!

    I'm hoping to get permission to hunt around that region, and want to know if I'm wasting my time or not! Thanks!
     
  2. TheDuckSlayer

    TheDuckSlayer Elite Refuge Member

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    Yes they will, through river valleys.
     
  3. mpkowal

    mpkowal Elite Refuge Member

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    Stupid answer,as long as there's birds around to hunt,it matters little where they migrate from.
     
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  4. TurkeyGuyPA

    TurkeyGuyPA Refuge Member

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    I've dipped my toe into goose hunting last season, this season I'm going to try to start figuring out ducks. I also have a spot of some flooded timber right off lake ontario I have permission for, so I'm excited for that.
     
  5. J.SCOTT

    J.SCOTT Senior Refuge Member

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    Yes, mostly puddle ducks, mallards around the Appalachians.
     
  6. buzzkill

    buzzkill Senior Refuge Member

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    The answer is in this documentary.
    "Winged Migration"

    Must see.:tu:tu
     
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    captaininsano050 Senior Refuge Member

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    Well thank you for dropping with all the intelligence and a great attitude to boot. You win the internet today.
     
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    markd Elite Refuge Member

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    My wife's family lives just south of the Poconos. In 20 something years I have never noticed a lot of ducks there, I have seen some geese, but not many ducks.

    They seem to have a good population of black bears, but I would not waste my time hunting anything else in the area.
     
  9. Billy Bob

    Billy Bob Elite Refuge Member

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    Bar headed geese fly over the Himalayas and have been observed at 21,000 feet. Mallards were observed at 21,000 feet over Nevada also. I think it's safe to say waterfowl can and most likely do fly over the Pocono Mountains.
     
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    mpkowal Elite Refuge Member

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    This is proven because there are so many skybusters in Nevada.Even the Federal warden told me he's never seen sky busting like what occurs here.
     
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