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What is the preferred habitat for teal? #7971366 09/12/20 11:27 PM
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What kind of habitat do teal prefer (in the Pineywoods of ETX)? Im new to duck hunting and in need some advice. I dont want anyone spots or specifics just some tips. Big lakes? river bottoms in the timber?

Re: What is the preferred habitat for teal? [Re: Lonestar97] #7971438 09/13/20 12:48 AM
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Shallow flats on big lakes.

Re: What is the preferred habitat for teal? [Re: Lonestar97] #7971874 09/13/20 03:06 PM
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Good advice

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Thanks, I know exactly where I’m going then. 😁

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Originally Posted by DUKFVR
Shallow flats on big lakes.


Teal love their feet in the mud.


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Thanks for the tip!

Re: What is the preferred habitat for teal? [Re: DUKFVR] #7974807 09/15/20 05:10 PM
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Originally Posted by DUKFVR
Shallow flats on big lakes.

Went out yesterday afternoon and killed my first cinnamon teal in a shallow flat right off a creek of a big lake πŸ˜„

Re: What is the preferred habitat for teal? [Re: Lonestar97] #7974933 09/15/20 06:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Lonestar97
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Shallow flats on big lakes.

Went out yesterday afternoon and killed my first cinnamon teal in a shallow flat right off a creek of a big lake πŸ˜„


In the "Pineywoods ETX"???

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Probably a bwt


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Originally Posted by Sniper John
Originally Posted by Lonestar97
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Shallow flats on big lakes.

Went out yesterday afternoon and killed my first cinnamon teal in a shallow flat right off a creek of a big lake πŸ˜„


In the "Pineywoods ETX"???


It can happen...… I actually know a guy who shot all three species the last day of teal season about 10 years ago. None of them were mount worth but it was still a cool shoot.

Re: What is the preferred habitat for teal? [Re: 2flyfish4] #7975269 09/15/20 09:26 PM
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No its definitely a cinnamon

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yeah i wondered if thats really what it was and did a lot of research on the identification to be sure. I would post a picture but ive already taken it somewhere to be mounted. Im stoked

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Originally Posted by Sniper John
Originally Posted by Lonestar97
Originally Posted by DUKFVR
Shallow flats on big lakes.

Went out yesterday afternoon and killed my first cinnamon teal in a shallow flat right off a creek of a big lake πŸ˜„


In the "Pineywoods ETX"???

Yessir we get some but most of what i saw was BWT

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Originally Posted by Lonestar97
Originally Posted by Sniper John
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Originally Posted by DUKFVR
Shallow flats on big lakes.

Went out yesterday afternoon and killed my first cinnamon teal in a shallow flat right off a creek of a big lake πŸ˜„


In the "Pineywoods ETX"???

Yessir we get some but most of what i saw was BWT


So, you are new to duck hunting, ask where teal like to be and after 1 hunt you are an expert at identifying teal? Distinguishing between bluewing and cinnamon teal during eclipse plumage is next to impossible without DNA sample.

What were the identifying traits you saw that makes you certain it's a cinnamon?

OR

Maybe you are a troll?

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im a rookie at the actual hunting of ducks but its been in my family for generations.. ive been around it my entire life just didnt do it. Mainly a turkey / deer hunter. And thats not my first hunt by any means just my first to find the actual spot lol.

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hence the name of my post: What is the preferred habitat for teal?[u][/u]

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Took many a limit on Toledo Bend, sitting on a floating log for a blind.
Oh, the good ol' days.

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Originally Posted by Wytex
Took many a limit on Toledo Bend, sitting on a floating log for a blind.
Oh, the good ol' days.

I used to fish on Toledo bend as a young kid ...good times. It’s got to be one of the stumpiest lakes I’ve ever been on πŸ‘€

Re: What is the preferred habitat for teal? [Re: Lonestar97] #7976613 09/16/20 07:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Lonestar97
im a rookie at the actual hunting of ducks but its been in my family for generations.. ive been around it my entire life just didnt do it. Mainly a turkey / deer hunter. And thats not my first hunt by any means just my first to find the actual spot lol.



Good deal, my man. Just curious as to how you determined it to be a cinnamon teal in eclipse plumage. What traits did you see to identify as a cinnamon? I may have been killing loads of cinnamon teal without realizing it!

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Originally Posted by RiverRunner
Originally Posted by Lonestar97
im a rookie at the actual hunting of ducks but its been in my family for generations.. ive been around it my entire life just didnt do it. Mainly a turkey / deer hunter. And thats not my first hunt by any means just my first to find the actual spot lol.



Good deal, my man. Just curious as to how you determined it to be a cinnamon teal in eclipse plumage. What traits did you see to identify as a cinnamon? I may have been killing loads of cinnamon teal without realizing it!



roflmao

Come to think of it we might have shot all cinnamon.

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Originally Posted by RiverRunner
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im a rookie at the actual hunting of ducks but its been in my family for generations.. ive been around it my entire life just didnt do it. Mainly a turkey / deer hunter. And thats not my first hunt by any means just my first to find the actual spot lol.



Good deal, my man. Just curious as to how you determined it to be a cinnamon teal in eclipse plumage. What traits did you see to identify as a cinnamon? I may have been killing loads of cinnamon teal without realizing it!

Well its eyes were red, the bill was black, the feet were all yellow, and it was a drake so it was that really cinnamon color on its breast, neck, and head. It had no white streak on its head, the eyes werent black, it had no green streak on its head, aaand not to mention it vocalized twice and it was not the sound of a BWT or GWT call

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Re: What is the preferred habitat for teal? [Re: Lonestar97] #7976886 09/16/20 10:26 PM
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But perhaps im missing something here idk

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Apparently this isn't very common or something in the central flyway from what ive gathered, regardless ill be sure to post the picture once its mounted. Who knows, maybe its not a cinnamon teal. cool

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I shot a limit once of bull cinnamon teal...

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None of those look like what i shot

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