Duck Hunting 2022

sonnyuphi

Well-Known Member
I have heard that the upcoming season will present a new challenge that we haven't seen in many ,many years. Due to the ongoing issues of Avian Flu there will be no baiting/ feed ponds for ducks this year . For us here at Long Point that means no feeders in the west and east ends . It also means no feeding in the Long Point Company and Turkey Point Company marshes as well as ALL private hunt clubs . How this impacts our hunting remains to be seen. Birds will still be coming into the marshes to rest and water up as well as feed on natural sources in the marsh. How many will be the big question ? the Long Point Company and Turkey Point Club held thousands and thousands of ducks - probably 10X what we had at least in the Waterfowl Unit. I hope I am being optimistic and that a lot of these birds will spread themselves out over the marshes on Long Point but we will have to wait and see. My father hunted here in the late 40's and the 50's and 60's without feed ponds and the hunting then was excellent . I guess we will see how this works out and also see if the government makes this a permanent thing or just temporary until this avian flu passes.
 

bluewing

Member
I have heard that the upcoming season will present a new challenge that we haven't seen in many ,many years. Due to the ongoing issues of Avian Flu there will be no baiting/ feed ponds for ducks this year . For us here at Long Point that means no feeders in the west and east ends . It also means no feeding in the Long Point Company and Turkey Point Company marshes as well as ALL private hunt clubs . How this impacts our hunting remains to be seen. Birds will still be coming into the marshes to rest and water up as well as feed on natural sources in the marsh. How many will be the big question ? the Long Point Company and Turkey Point Club held thousands and thousands of ducks - probably 10X what we had at least in the Waterfowl Unit. I hope I am being optimistic and that a lot of these birds will spread themselves out over the marshes on Long Point but we will have to wait and see. My father hunted here in the late 40's and the 50's and 60's without feed ponds and the hunting then was excellent . I guess we will see how this works out and also see if the government makes this a permanent thing or just temporary until this avian flu passes.
Does this mean granger can’t have a flooded corn field or any of the bigger gun clubs or does this just apply to the lesser clubs with less resources aka money
 

Old Cut LongPointer

Well-Known Member
I don't think a flooded cornfield falls under normal agricultural practices ? I'm waiting for CWS to make an official report on this subject or maybe somebody from the LPWA can confirm or deny this as it will effect two ponds down at the Unit. If it is confirmed will the Unit place duck blinds in those ponds to allow more public access to hunting as per their mandate ? I believe they have decent access roads to them making them more handicapped friendly.
 
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