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    I made my way to Harris lake this past sat and just kinda stood there overlooking the cutover at day break. Saw one duck. It was a big duck but only one duck. Lots of shooting on the lake so I walked over to the bank. I honestly think they were shooting coots as I saw thousands as I walked along the bank. People still shooting @ 0900 but no ducks in the air. Really looking to shoot a few ducks. Anyone got any suggestions.
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    Harris Coots
    Although I've lived here several years now, this is the first year I've actively started scouting around for a place to hunt. My son and I were on Harris on Saturday and covered just about the whole lake and saw nothing but coots - and plenty of them. I'm not too familiar with the area or the technique around here but from searching the reports and forums I've found it seems to be a guarded secret. Seems people simply asking for advice are labeled 'cyber scouters', whatever that is supposed to mean. :-). I guess that comes with the territory when most of the huntable land is public and competition for a spot is high. I was expecting to see some ducks, divers at least, but possibly all of the boat traffic keeps them from hanging around too long. Wish I had a 'secret spot' to share...but still looking myself. Good Luck.
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    ducks
    I have been duck hunting for 20 years and this is the worst I have ever seen it Any where. I hunt the river near the house and have seen very few ducks. I have gone at least 25 days on the river and at least 16 of those days I did not se a thing. And the other days saw very few. At sunset beach saw some ducks but they flew high but I found out why. Saw about 12 to 15 guys go into the duck impoundment down there and they shot a lot but they killed nothing im sure they where sky busting. The ducks they where shooting at had a better chance of getting hit by a plane than there steel shot. Went to Harkers island saw a few and shot some buffleheads but the numbers just where not there either the ducks just are not here this year. I am thinking with the next 8 to 10 days of below freezing nights in Maryland they will move down we will see.
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    Ring Necks?
    Everything I have read talks about how harris is full of ring necks. I saw none. Gonna check out one of the lakes again this weekend. Maybe will at least see a few ducks. If not I will try and get a coyote. Looks like a few people have found a duck or two. Or maybe they are going to preserves. Good luck
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