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Old 08-09-2022, 09:51 PM   #1
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Default 2022 -2023 Duck Season Thread!!!!!!

It's getting close Folks!
Jumping & Ready for my 16 day run on the teal in Sept!

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Old 08-09-2022, 10:16 PM   #2
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Old 08-09-2022, 10:16 PM   #3
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Old 08-09-2022, 10:26 PM   #4
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Old 08-09-2022, 10:33 PM   #5
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Looking forward to your teal run David!
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Old 08-10-2022, 12:26 AM   #6
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Old 08-10-2022, 12:48 AM   #7
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Old 08-10-2022, 11:04 AM   #8
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LMOA!!! But the shoveler has blue on the wing! Doesn't that make it a blue wing teal if you shoot him during teal season?

That might work on a N Tx GW. We sat on the side of I20 for 30 minutes or more waiting on a supervisor 20 years ago to come identify a widgeon drake that was shot when pintail season wasn't open. It has a tail so it has to be a pintail!
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Old 08-10-2022, 05:23 PM   #9
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LMOA!!! But the shoveler has blue on the wing! Doesn't that make it a blue wing teal if you shoot him during teal season?

That might work on a N Tx GW. We sat on the side of I20 for 30 minutes or more waiting on a supervisor 20 years ago to come identify a widgeon drake that was shot when pintail season wasn't open. It has a tail so it has to be a pintail!
OK, that's pretty pathetic.
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Old 08-10-2022, 05:29 PM   #10
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Pretty funny! I haven't had a coot or gallinule that wasn't good though. Never killed or ate a shoveler though.

Sep 1st season starts here in AK, been scouting as much as I can to get on some birds opening morning and before they get shot at too much and wise up. I'm chomping at the bit and ready to go.
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Old 08-09-2022, 10:47 PM   #11
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Yes sir David is a animal

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Old 08-10-2022, 06:41 AM   #12
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Will be interesting to see how thick the teal get in certain areas with the lack of water there will be.
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Old 08-10-2022, 09:28 PM   #13
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Will be interesting to see how thick the teal get in certain areas with the lack of water there will be.

Just had this same convo with my buddy. The best teal season we ever had in the marsh, was during drought conditions. We smoked em every single day.
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Old 08-11-2022, 08:57 AM   #14
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Just had this same convo with my buddy. The best teal season we ever had in the marsh, was during drought conditions. We smoked em every single day.
Same experience here years with lots of rain teal season sucks imo
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Old 08-10-2022, 07:23 AM   #15
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Looking forwards to it.

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Old 08-10-2022, 07:29 AM   #16
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I'ma ready for the cool weather!

As for teal, there's still plenty of time to rain and fill/make some potholes down here. I haven't looked on the river yet, to see if there is anything nesting there. But did see 2 doz local Canada's just over some roof tops Saturday morning while biking riding.

And thanks to Dave, for starting this thread.

The fish are biting and there's hogs to be kill-t. Gotta go!
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Old 08-10-2022, 05:03 PM   #17
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Looking forward to it!

We were really, really dry this summer. We had 10” in May then it shut off. No significant rainfall in June, crazy bad. Nothing in July either until the last couple days of the month, and thank goodness we’ve had 9.5” since then with these couple little fronts. It definitely helped the soil moisture going into fall, but we need more.

Timely rain and weather will be the story as usual. If our rivers get to good levels, hunting will be good. Hoping that pressure lessens again this year. Definitely going to beat on the specs a few more times this year. I’ve started to really enjoy that hunting and we seem to have more specs every year.

We have a little “cold front” forecasted for next week that should bring some showers and highs in the low 80s. Wouldn’t be shocked to see a few teal, but we really don’t get that many blue wings in this area.
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Old 08-10-2022, 05:06 PM   #18
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Looking forward to your assault on the teal FVR!

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Old 08-10-2022, 05:39 PM   #19
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Old 08-10-2022, 06:30 PM   #20
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Finally getting alittle shower here in north dallas
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Old 08-10-2022, 06:37 PM   #21
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I might try and make it a day or two this year!
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Old 08-10-2022, 06:45 PM   #22
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Let's do this

Gonna miss the teal opener due to an elk hunt. Y'all don't kill 'em all that first weekend
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Old 08-10-2022, 06:58 PM   #23
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Seems strange the teal opener is on a Sunday. All I remember is it always opens on a Saturday
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Old 08-10-2022, 08:27 PM   #24
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Seems strange the teal opener is on a Sunday. All I remember is it always opens on a Saturday
It's Saturday the 10th. Dates are messed up on tpwd
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Old 08-10-2022, 09:40 PM   #25
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It's Saturday the 10th. Dates are messed up on tpwd
Brilliant. Thanks for clearing that up
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Old 08-13-2022, 10:43 PM   #26
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Let's do this

Gonna miss the teal opener due to an elk hunt. Y'all don't kill 'em all that first weekend
Well wap em the next weekend
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Old 08-10-2022, 08:56 PM   #27
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Iím itching! Ready to hear em buzz the tower!


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Old 08-10-2022, 09:19 PM   #28
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Old 08-10-2022, 10:16 PM   #29
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Grebes and black bellies showed up in force this week !
Figure the Blue wings will be along shortly.
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Grebes and black bellies showed up in force this week !
Figure the Blue wings will be along shortly.
In Azle/Springtown?

The fish are biting and there's hogs to be kill-t. Gotta go!
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Old 08-11-2022, 09:57 AM   #31
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In Azle/Springtown?

The fish are biting and there's hogs to be kill-t. Gotta go!
Springtown
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Old 08-11-2022, 08:56 AM   #32
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Lots of our small ponds and lakes are very low or dry, might push those birds down early this year.
Wish we had an early teal season, we get 2 bonus teal during part of our season.
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Old 08-11-2022, 09:35 AM   #33
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PSA: Academy has lots of 12ga steel and no tox on line.

The fish are biting and there's hogs to be kill-t. Gotta go!
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Old 08-13-2022, 10:12 PM   #34
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https://deltawaterfowl.org/state-bre...nting-seasons/

Some of the bad
North Dakota- blue-winged teal were down 4 percent, wigeon were 10 percent lower and gadwalls declined by 36 percent.

Minnesota- Mallards were estimated at 231,058, a 19% decrease from 2019 and 9% below the 10-year average. Blue-winged teal checked in at 161,395, a 28% drop from 2019 that is 24% below the long-term average.

Michigan - Duck numbers were significantly lower, with total ducks estimated at 202,026, a 79% decline from 2021 and 68% below the long-term average. The 2022 mallard estimate stands at 138,713, a drop of 55%.

Some of the good
North Dakota- Mallards increased 58 percent, while pintails were up 108 percent and shovelers registered 126 percent higher than last year.

Wisconsin- Mallards are estimated at 181,686, a 3.3% increase over 2021 and 1.5% higher than the long-term mean. Blue-winged teal increased to 81,359, up 9% this spring.
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Old 08-13-2022, 10:47 PM   #35
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In to watch the FVR teal beatdown!
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Old 08-15-2022, 07:08 AM   #36
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Looks like another la Nina winter....

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Old 08-15-2022, 09:42 AM   #37
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[QUOTE=CTR0022;16350203]Looks like another la Nina winter....

Yep ,gonna kill the hunting again if so. Lots of places already low on water, LCRA not selling duck water Etc. Birds are gonna get pounded & move on because of pressure. Hope it doesn't happen ,but setting up like last season & it was beyond bad in most areas, but I'll be out there enjoying the outdoors.
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Old 08-15-2022, 12:31 PM   #38
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Same here. My ducks didn't get here till the last week. But that don't mean I'ma gonna have a bad time!

The fish are biting and there's hogs to be kill-t. Gotta go!
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Old 08-15-2022, 01:12 PM   #39
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I was low in water last year, this year we are bone dry in alot of places.... it may be a very tough season if we don't get some significant rain.
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Old 08-15-2022, 01:20 PM   #40
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Saw a couple groups yesterday On my farm in some flooded second crop rice. Not a great picture of one group but you get the point. Wonít be long now.


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Old 08-15-2022, 01:20 PM   #41
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Unless something changes, seems like there is going to be a lot less water on public this year. Sometimes that's a good thing, sometimes it's not. All depends on where you hunt I suppose.
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Old 08-15-2022, 01:51 PM   #42
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If it keeps going like it has been I won't have much water to hunt and I don't think any ducks are gonna come into my spread on a dry tank. Hopefully we get some substantial rain before season and some good cold fronts during it
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Old 08-15-2022, 05:05 PM   #43
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Looking forward to it. My son will be 4 this year and we've got some cupcake places to take him. His little Boykin is coming along well enough we may be able to take her along too so they'll both enjoy a first hunt together
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Old 08-20-2022, 07:33 AM   #44
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Looking forward to it. My son will be 4 this year and we've got some cupcake places to take him. His little Boykin is coming along well enough we may be able to take her along too so they'll both enjoy a first hunt together
Thats what its all about Blake. Good luck to y'all up there this season.

We are getting some rains to fill up our sloughs and will start pumping the pumps in a couple weeks, but I am headed to Colorado opening week to try to shoot some birds up there. Its been amazing the last few years.
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If you believe those counts. I don't.
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Old 08-21-2022, 07:32 PM   #47
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If you believe those counts. I don't.
Do you think they are lower/higher?

I agree they probably are not very accurate, and likly lower than what is reported.
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Old 08-21-2022, 08:11 PM   #48
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Do you think they are lower/higher?

I agree they probably are not very accurate, and likly lower than what is reported.

Lower, probably a lot lower.
The last couple of seasons have been the worst I have seen in 50+ years of duck hunting. Last season was beyond bad. Between me and some other good hunters it was bad from one end of the state to the other. Yeah there were some good hunts here and there but overall it was the toughest I have ever seen.
Their counts to me are about like the weatherman 's current rain total for n central tx. A bunch of BS! MAYBE the rain will come. Lol

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Lower, probably a lot lower.
The last couple of seasons have been the worst I have seen in 50+ years of duck hunting. Last season was beyond bad. Between me and some other good hunters it was bad from one end of the state to the other. Yeah there were some good hunts here and there but overall it was the toughest I have ever seen.
Their counts to me are about like the weatherman 's current rain total for n central tx. A bunch of BS! MAYBE the rain will come. Lol
Yep, it will be interesting how this season goes. I'm going to hunt hard no matter what and enjoy my days in the field. But every guide I know in the north texas area struggled big time last year. And these are top notch outfits.

But the good thing is we are inside 3 weeks from early teal season starting.
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Anyone know how they set individual limits within the daily limit?

In the Central flyway we are allowed 6 ducks.
Includes no more than:5 mallards (only two of which may be hens), 3 wood ducks, 2 redheads, 2 canvasback, 1 scaup, 1 pintail, 1 "dusky" duck (mottled duck, Mexican-like duck, black duck and their hybrids are closed the first five days of the season in each zone)
All other species not listed: 6

Yet I look at the breeding populations in the above table and see gadwall at 2.665 million, wigeon at 2.127 million, greenwing teal at 2.170 million, Northern shoveler at 3.041 million and none of these ducks have an individual species limit so you can shoot 6 a day.

I would say that gadwall, wigeon, GWT, and spoonies are easily all top 5 harvested ducks in texas.

But scaup are sitting at 3.599 million and you can only shoot 1 a day. I would say theres minimal difference in the numbers of pintails at 1.783 million and the numbers of GWT at 2.170million and wigeon at 2.127 million. Yet we can only shoot 1 pintail and 6 GWT or wigeon.

I understand the limit on canvasbacks and redheads.

It just doesn't make sense why some of these species, that make up a large portion of bag limits in texas dont have the same individual limits as some of these other species that do.

Just a thought I had while looking over the numbers.
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