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    Hey all,

    I'm going to be up on the north end of POW in November. Primarily deer hunting, but I'm going to bring a shotgun along too (we'll be along the coast). Just wondering what I may expect in terms of waterfowl... any brant? I know there'll be sea ducks but I sure prefer to shoot birds I'd like to eat...

    Any insights are appreciated. Thanks!

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    I think the brant will have moved on by then. They tend to be around the Coldbay area. You will definitely be in sea duck heaven. And will probably have a good shot at some divers, such as Barrows, and Common Goldeneyes, Bufflehead, and maybe some Greater Scaup. The scoters aren't bad to eat, especially the black scoters. If you aren't into eating them don't shoot the oldsquaws or harelquins, unless you are looking for birds for the wall.

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    Thanks duckslayer, appreciate it. Any puddle ducks or Canadas around that time of year on the more protected salty marshes?

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    You may find them in there, there are usually always some mallards around somewhere, not sure about the canadas. My buddy shot some down in Seldovia last year around thanksgiving so they can suprise you. The majority will have moved south by then though.
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    Excellent, thanks duckslayer. I'll just have to hope I can track down some mallards or other birds worth eating!

    Don't suppose you know anything about grouse in the area, do you?

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    OK, i'll bite, what is POW. Bud
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    Not sure about grouse in the area.
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    Good point Bud, I was thinking Prince William Sound, not sure where POW is.
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    POW=Prince Of Wales Island

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    I am smacking my self in the head right now! I knew that! I guess the senior moments are starting...
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    i was thinking that might be it, but seemed like a long ways to go to me. Bud
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    Yeah Prince of Wales. Sorry didn't mean to confuse. My dad keeps his boat in Petersburg and we're going to head south from there.

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    Around the north end of POW you should have no problem finding Mallards. The Stikine River mouth is not too far away so there will be birds moving around. Just look for creek mouths and you'll find green heads.

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    Awesome. Thank you! Really looking forward to the trip.

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