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#6975029 - 11/28/17 10:28 AM Where to target wigeon?
yakinthebox Offline
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Registered: 02/22/11
Posts: 675
Loc: Deer Park
I've been duck hunting since 09' and have only shot one wigeon.

I really want to put one on my wall! Where in general is a good region to target this species? I hunt in SE TX and we just don't see them regularly. The one I did get lucky enough to bag was a very immature drake who had only a tiny speck of green on his head.

I really want a nice cotton top for the wall!!!

No specific spots needed but just a general region to up my odds at one of these gorgeous birds please!!!
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#6975033 - 11/28/17 10:31 AM Re: Where to target wigeon? [Re: yakinthebox]
WreakinHavoc Offline
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Registered: 09/06/17
Posts: 133
The wigeon are definitely in SE Tex... my buddies have been shooting them pretty good this year, not like they were last year but they are getting good numbers in them....
You will have a better chance at shooting one during the split opener with this hard weather rolling in next week in the northern states.


Edited by WreakinHavoc (11/28/17 10:32 AM)

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#6975040 - 11/28/17 10:38 AM Re: Where to target wigeon? [Re: yakinthebox]
LarryCopper Offline
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Registered: 11/16/07
Posts: 4442
Loc: The Great State
Our place is out west and we've been loaded up with them. An outfitter would be able to hook you up on a pond.
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#6975063 - 11/28/17 10:55 AM Re: Where to target wigeon? [Re: yakinthebox]
noname124398 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 12/19/12
Posts: 33
Loc: Conroe
Central to West Tx. Those and Pintails are almost all I ever shoot out there. Hunted out near Stephenville over the weekend and got a 4 man limit with Wigeon making up about 1/3 of that.

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#6975086 - 11/28/17 11:08 AM Re: Where to target wigeon? [Re: yakinthebox]
Hopedale Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 09/12/07
Posts: 6088
Loc: Central Texas
Silvercreek can probably put you on some.

https://www.silvercreekguideservice.com/
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#6975181 - 11/28/17 12:49 PM Re: Where to target wigeon? [Re: WreakinHavoc]
john paul Offline
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Registered: 12/19/09
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Originally Posted By: WreakinHavoc
The wigeon are definitely in SE Tex... my buddies have been shooting them pretty good this year, not like they were last year but they are getting good numbers in them....
You will have a better chance at shooting one during the split opener with this hard weather rolling in next week in the northern states.


We have a lot in SETX but it seems to me they are much prettier in central and west Texas. I have killed a handful in central and west Texas and almost every drake has been mount worthy. I've killed a bunch here in SETX and never had one that I even considered mounting.
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#6975217 - 11/28/17 01:25 PM Re: Where to target wigeon? [Re: john paul]
WreakinHavoc Offline
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Registered: 09/06/17
Posts: 133
ahhhhh I gotcha now...

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#6975325 - 11/28/17 02:52 PM Re: Where to target wigeon? [Re: yakinthebox]
Cole4544 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 11/09/15
Posts: 30
Shoot lots of widgeon in North-east & East Texas.

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#6975364 - 11/28/17 03:18 PM Re: Where to target wigeon? [Re: yakinthebox]
yakinthebox Offline
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Registered: 02/22/11
Posts: 675
Loc: Deer Park
I hunt coastal areas. Are they pretty much a freshwater species or what? I literally never see them where I hunt.

Also, I would be looking at doing a self guided trip. I'm not into paying hundreds of bucks to have someone tell me when to shoot. Lol.

I enjoy the process of setting up and researching/scouting an area.
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#6975466 - 11/28/17 04:40 PM Re: Where to target wigeon? [Re: john paul]
Ojai Hunter Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 02/04/17
Posts: 214
Originally Posted By: john paul
Originally Posted By: WreakinHavoc
The wigeon are definitely in SE Tex... my buddies have been shooting them pretty good this year, not like they were last year but they are getting good numbers in them....
You will have a better chance at shooting one during the split opener with this hard weather rolling in next week in the northern states.


We have a lot in SETX but it seems to me they are much prettier in central and west Texas. I have killed a handful in central and west Texas and almost every drake has been mount worthy. I've killed a bunch here in SETX and never had one that I even considered mounting.


What do you suppose the difference is ? diet ? I've shot some beautiful green headed drake wigeon in central California .

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#6975617 - 11/28/17 06:49 PM Re: Where to target wigeon? [Re: yakinthebox]
Blake E. Offline
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Registered: 08/20/11
Posts: 1147
Loc: North Central Texas
We kill an in North Texas. Wheat fields.
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#6975678 - 11/28/17 07:29 PM Re: Where to target wigeon? [Re: yakinthebox]
bass101 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 09/28/10
Posts: 256
Loc: Rayne, La
i see them in south texas around Zampata

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#6975684 - 11/28/17 07:33 PM Re: Where to target wigeon? [Re: yakinthebox]
BradyBuck Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/18/07
Posts: 5847
Loc: Abilene, TX
We get a few around here.

Sure wish I would have had this one mounted.

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#6975702 - 11/28/17 07:42 PM Re: Where to target wigeon? [Re: BradyBuck]
MoTex Online   content
Bird Dog

Registered: 09/11/12
Posts: 446
Loc: Allen Texas
Large ponds and small lakes are best areas

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#6975803 - 11/28/17 08:47 PM Re: Where to target wigeon? [Re: yakinthebox]
Erichugh22 Offline
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Registered: 09/14/10
Posts: 2443
Loc: Duck blind
I've killed them just about everywhere I've hunted in Texas.

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