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Ocracoke Sink Box Hunting

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  1. skimerhorn

    skimerhorn Refuge Member

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    Can anybody reccomend a good guide for a sink box hunt?
     
  2. IrvingForbes

    IrvingForbes Senior Refuge Member

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    Oregon Inlet area, Capt Barry Sawyer.
     
  3. deac

    deac Elite Refuge Member

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    Tiny island with low vegetation can be a helluva fowl slaying set up. Dig hole(4'x3' works for two men) and build your box in it leavin 12" to 18" above ground. Pile up the dug out ground around your 12-18" above ground blind sides. Rig a plywood lid to keep rain and snakes out. May have to bail out groundwater seeping in- depending on how well you seal it.
    Killed a pile o fowl outta these until hurricanes and rising water took out the islands.
     
  4. creedsduckman

    creedsduckman Elite Refuge Member

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    I'm not good at sitting and watching. I like to shoot stuff too much I guess.
     
  5. Bluedog

    Bluedog Elite Refuge Member

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    I have been three different years. One year we could not keep them out of the decoys. Other two years we watched a bunch of birds fly and scratched out enough to keep it barely interesting.
     
  6. IrvingForbes

    IrvingForbes Senior Refuge Member

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    I spoke with Capt. Barry this evening. He's doesn't book curtain box hunts because it's a hit and miss hunt. Irving
     
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  7. Jimbob

    Jimbob Elite Refuge Member

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    Ain't no ducks 'round here.
    For you, there's some preserve hunts available.
     
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  8. PrairieDream'n

    PrairieDream'n Senior Refuge Member

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    Or you just shoot and know how to shut up.
     
  9. creedsduckman

    creedsduckman Elite Refuge Member

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    No thanks not into canned hunts, got a good friend that runs a quail preserve and I haven't done that in 10 years or more. I've done the tower pheasant shoots as well, not my thing either. I like to eat ducks so I hunt to shoot my gun not to bird watch or watch the sun come up. I don't get mad when I don't kill birds that's just part of hunting but I'm not going through all that and spending a bunch of money to watch birds, I can do that at Pea Island for free.
     

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