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Airboaters Hold Upper Hand for Ducks


November 17, 2006

Airboaters will have the upper hand for ducks along the St. Johns River for the season-opener Saturday.

The opening phase for the statewide waterfowl season kicks off at 6:17 a.m., one-half hour before sunrise, and it'll continue through Nov. 26. It'll be followed by a much longer second phase running Dec. 9-Jan. 28.

Water levels along the Upper St. Johns have dropped rapidly in recent weeks and that will push the early flights into potholes and backwaters best accessible by airboat.

"With the ducks concentrated, that means hunters will be concentrated, and that's not necessarily good," said Jeff Kraynik of Palm Bay who operates The Coastal Sportsmen guide service.

"Basically, it's going to be pothole shooting. If you can find potholes, you should find some ducks," Kraynik added...

The rest is here: http://www.floridatoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061117/COLUMNISTS0308/611170361/1067/sports
the biggest dead duck on the st johns sat. is moodfood! :lol: sure wish i could be there . so heres my toast in advance may both your lives run as smoothe as skim board water on a warm spring day .