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Old 09-21-2019, 05:22 PM   #101
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Scouted two spots for tomorrow mornings hunt and it doesnít look promising. Donít think weíve got a new push of birds since the opener. Need some cool weather to bring them down.


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Old 09-21-2019, 08:08 PM   #102
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We killed 10 this mornings brookshire. Should have been closer to 20. Had two groups of thirty do it right and they only killed two out of each.

Buddy in El Campo killed one.

Birds have been finicky for us so far. Wednesday had a group kill a 6 man before 8. That same blind this morning produced 9. Hopefully the birds we have will stick around tonight. And hopefully new birds will replace what we have before next Saturday.


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Old 09-22-2019, 03:42 PM   #103
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Day 9 Garwood
Real slow morning. Not many birds in air. Hardly any shots around us. Pretty good shooting to the south toward Nada. We ended up with 4 again. Should had 5 , bit that was it. Looks like it will be a slow grind to the finish. Great to be able to go watch the sun rise for sure!
Tomorrow is another day!
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Old 09-22-2019, 07:59 PM   #104
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Pretty slow here in central Tx ended up with only 4
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Old 09-22-2019, 08:09 PM   #105
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I was supposed to go today outside Winnie. For obvious reasons that trip got cancelled. Looks like I won’t be going until opening day of the second split.
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Old 09-22-2019, 10:49 PM   #106
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First hunt she did better then expected.


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Old 09-23-2019, 04:35 AM   #107
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Going to give it a go this morning.
Not really expecting much, but won't know if I don't go

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Old 09-23-2019, 10:26 AM   #108
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Just got to the house.
Had a three or four flocks cruise by and come in, I managed two, and my buddy got two.
If I could shoot better, I'd probably had my limit.
I think I saw more big ducks flying high than the one duck hunt I went late last season.

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Old 09-23-2019, 01:14 PM   #109
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Day 10 Garwood
Foggy till about 8:30. Hunted till 9:30. Saw 1 flock go over high & had 1 single come in & got him. Things done got tough around us. LOL!
Still better than just about anything I can think of. Tomorrow is another day!
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Old 09-23-2019, 01:43 PM   #110
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Day 10 Garwood
Foggy till about 8:30. Hunted till 9:30. Saw 1 flock go over high & had 1 single come in & got him. Things done got tough around us. LOL!
Still better than just about anything I can think of. Tomorrow is another day!
Living that retired life! Enjoy it sir...
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Old 09-23-2019, 02:27 PM   #111
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I'm going to give it a go on wednesday and saturday, if there are birds I'll go again sunday. If not I'll chase some dove sunday morning.

Prospects aren't looking good, we need some wind from the north to bring some fresh birds
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Old 09-24-2019, 12:07 PM   #112
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Day 11 Garwood

This clear skies & no wind makes for pretty sunrises,but doesn't help move birds. LOL! Got 4 today. Had a single at shooting time & about sunrise had a small flock come in right. Got 3 out of it. Hunted till 9:15 & only saw a few small flocks moving. Not much shooting to the south today. There had been some pretty good shooting down to the Nada area lately. Good time with the pup though! Looking forward to tomorrow!!
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Old 09-25-2019, 01:02 PM   #113
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Day 12 Garwood
Another beautiful sunrise!! LOL! Slow on the hunting or should I say killing side. 2 teal today & both we flybys. No birds worked the decoys today. A couple of groups shot quite a bit south of me, but after about 20 minutes they went for the most part quite. Gonna be a tough closer it looks like. Hope the bow hunting is better Mon.
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Old 09-25-2019, 03:01 PM   #114
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Another beautiful sunrise!! LOL! Slow on the hunting or should I say killing side. 2 teal today & both we flybys. No birds worked the decoys today. A couple of groups shot quite a bit south of me, but after about 20 minutes they went for the most part quite. Gonna be a tough closer it looks like. Hope the bow hunting is better Mon.
David you are living a great life! Keep the reports coming.
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Old 09-25-2019, 05:40 PM   #115
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Hunt #5 for me today in NTX and it was super slow. Shot 1 bwt
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Old 09-26-2019, 12:25 PM   #116
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Day 13 Garwood
My 13th hunt & being 13 is my lucky number I felt good about today. LOL!
Not as many birds in air as yesterday, but got a couple of groups to come in decent. Got a double out of 1st group & had 3 come in & got a triple on them. Killed a single later . Hopefully the weekend traffic stirs up a few more birds. Reports are slow slow a lot of areas. Looks like the opening of regular season will be like last season, an early teal shoot. I sure hope so!!
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Old 09-26-2019, 06:32 PM   #117
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My 13th hunt & being 13 is my lucky number I felt good about today. LOL!
Not as many birds in air as yesterday, but got a couple of groups to come in decent. Got a double out of 1st group & had 3 come in & got a triple on them. Killed a single later . Hopefully the weekend traffic stirs up a few more birds. Reports are slow slow a lot of areas. Looks like the opening of regular season will be like last season, an early teal shoot. I sure hope so!!


Iíd like to think we are catching the tail end of the teal migration! I have talked to several people who had loads of teal opening weekend of dove season.

We shall see come Nov.!
Iíll be in brookshire this weekend trying to shoot some teal!


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Old 09-26-2019, 07:34 PM   #118
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I’d like to think we are catching the tail end of the teal migration! I have talked to several people who had loads of teal opening weekend of dove season.

We shall see come Nov.!
I’ll be in brookshire this weekend trying to shoot some teal!


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from the reports i'm getting there are still a lot of BWT up in Nebraska and the Dakota's. the last cold front we had was right before dove season. our next front looks to come in the weekend of the 5th. a week to late. we need it now.

i bet there are BWT shot opening weekend of big duck season this year, which is fairly rare for us NTX guys

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Old 09-26-2019, 07:41 PM   #119
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Not rare for us that hunt the middle coast. We kill them all season long.
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Old 09-26-2019, 08:08 PM   #120
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I’d like to think we are catching the tail end of the teal migration! I have talked to several people who had loads of teal opening weekend of dove season.

We shall see come Nov.!
I’ll be in brookshire this weekend trying to shoot some teal!


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Talked to 2 biologist & both said LOTS of BWGs still up north. We will be shooting them on the regular opener. Last season opener our hunts were 95% BWGs. We killed lots of BWGs last duck season.
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Old 09-26-2019, 08:47 PM   #121
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Not rare for us that hunt the middle coast. We kill them all season long.
Same - I wanna say the last three seasons weíve killed 90% plus teal only first week of big duck
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Old 09-26-2019, 09:05 PM   #122
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Shot a few in Brookshire on Tuesday. 16 total. Other ponds shot nothing.


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Old 09-26-2019, 09:13 PM   #123
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Shot a few in Brookshire on Tuesday. 16 total. Other ponds shot nothing.


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Old 09-27-2019, 12:52 PM   #124
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Day 14 Garwood
Me & my good friend[TWDJR on here] got together this AM. He must have brought the good luck charm today. We ended with limits. Not a lot of birds ,but what we saw worked good. We had 4 come in & I called the shot. I shoot & knock a bird down & look for another & he killed the other 3 with 1 shot. Game Hog!! LOL! Overall less shooting today across the prairie than the last couple of days. More people hunting ,but less shooting from any one group. 2 more days to go. Getting sad already, but at least I can go bow hunt now.
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Old 09-27-2019, 05:20 PM   #125
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We had 4 come in & I called the shot. I shoot & knock a bird down & look for another & he killed the other 3 with 1 shot.
Being my first teal hunt of the year I was a little rusty. Normally I would've had all 4.... I enjoyed it my friend!
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Old 09-27-2019, 09:22 PM   #126
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Our last hunt of the season this morning. 6 limits by 7:30am. Pleasantly surprised as recent scouting reports this week were not promising. SW of El Campo.

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Old 09-27-2019, 10:48 PM   #127
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Me & my good friend[TWDJR on here] got together this AM. He must have brought the good luck charm today. We ended with limits. Not a lot of birds ,but what we saw worked good. We had 4 come in & I called the shot. I shoot & knock a bird down & look for another & he killed the other 3 with 1 shot. Game Hog!! LOL! Overall less shooting today across the prairie than the last couple of days. More people hunting ,but less shooting from any one group. 2 more days to go. Getting sad already, but at least I can go bow hunt now.

Ted is a legend....was he using a bow or shotgun?

Nice shoot guys!
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Old 09-28-2019, 12:41 PM   #128
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Hunted near San Felipe this morning. Saw 2 nice groups of BWT early and then it was over. Didnít even fire my gun.


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Old 09-28-2019, 03:23 PM   #129
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We ended up with 18 in brookshire. Saw a good number of birds too. Looking forward to hunting tomorrow!




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Old 09-28-2019, 03:33 PM   #130
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Saw 5 BWT in NTX today and got 4 of them.
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Old 09-28-2019, 06:49 PM   #131
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Day 15 Garwood
Good morning for us. Had my wife & son with me. We had our limits. Birds were wild today & didn't want to commit at all. Most of them shot as flybys. 1 more day to go & then depression till November! LOL!
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Old 09-29-2019, 04:30 PM   #132
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Day 16 Garwood
Well, it is over for the 2019 early teal season. I hunted every morning & in the areas I hunt,It had to be one of the slowest I can remember for killing. As far as hunting it was Great! I got to experience Gods great creation every morning & everyone got home safe everyday,so it doesn't get any better in my book! Some of the places I normally hunt were all,but devoid of birds & some others were washed out by Imelda. Ended up with 60 birds for the season & now chomping & ready for the general season in November. Sure was sad picking up after this mornings hunt. 4 of us had 17 or 18 birds. A very good hunt for our numbers lately. It did seem if we picked a few birds the last couple of hunts, either by new birds or birds moving in from somewhere else around us. One thing I am certain about is, this was the worst season ever for me as far as birds committing & working good. Lots of times it was take them on a pass ,because they wouldn't even think of working in. It was like late January bluewings that just buzz around the marsh & spreads.In the morning will be heading for our place in San Saba & see what is going on there. I have a couple of nice bucks I want to see without velvet.Time to start chasing with the bow!
To everyone, Good Luck this upcoming Season!!

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Old 09-29-2019, 05:11 PM   #133
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Dukfvr, you hunt public or private land?
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Old 09-29-2019, 05:44 PM   #134
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Both,but prefer public coastal marsh.
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Old 10-13-2019, 08:33 PM   #135
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some gads and wigeon moved into north Texas with the front.
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Old 10-13-2019, 09:24 PM   #136
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Heard the Canadas fly over tonight. Seems a little early unless they were passing through. We have a few that winter here.
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Old 10-13-2019, 09:47 PM   #137
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Some pretty good waves of specks came over Friday night with the cold air. Not sure if they’ll stick around or head back. Lot of guys still cutting rice and not much water around (no ones holding yet). Most people will be done with rice this week and you’ll see some water after that. Hope we get some good rain to help out, looks like there might be quite a bit in the forecast.

Few trash ducks showing up in the low spots.
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Old 10-14-2019, 07:50 PM   #138
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We did pretty well west of El Campo. Brought my new pup on her first hunt, along with my 4yr old. Here is my Winnie after a wounded teal.
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Old 10-14-2019, 07:52 PM   #139
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Here is Peaches after her first duck. She saw it fall, but got kinda lost on the way out. She finally found it. Really proud of both of my pups.
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Old 10-14-2019, 11:36 PM   #140
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Great looking pups Les!
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Old 10-15-2019, 02:24 AM   #141
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Nice Pics. It's fun to watch them work.
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