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Old 12-13-2018, 12:29 AM   #501
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Y'all we're pretty close to my house. I've shot them like that once, about 6-8 miles east of where y'all we're. (I don't know exactly where y'all were, just 4-5 miles north of 10, and 6-8 miles east of Jenkins). Is that Trevor on the left?
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Old 12-14-2018, 02:56 PM   #502
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man, not seeing anything to get excited about around my area. And getting text messages others are saying the same thing.

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Old 12-14-2018, 08:43 PM   #503
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Anyone have a taxi in the Rio grande valley they take their ducks too? Iím gonna try and get a nice looking widgeon to mount this season and want to get a taxi before hand. My whitetail taxi doesnít do ducks so Iím on the hunt for a waterfowl guy.


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Old 12-14-2018, 11:28 PM   #504
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Found the Mallards. About 400 of them hanging out at a grass farm in sheet water.
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Old 12-14-2018, 11:37 PM   #505
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Found the Mallards. About 400 of them hanging out at a grass farm in sheet water.

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Old 12-14-2018, 11:40 PM   #506
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I couldn't scare them off this place. Some would get up and go about 20 yards and sit right back down. On top of that the grass farm is directly across from a gun range. They ain't going anywhere, which sucks since it is only 1/2 mile from my wetlands.
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Old 12-15-2018, 10:43 AM   #507
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3 man Wood duck limit with a bonus green head this morning.

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Old 12-15-2018, 11:06 AM   #508
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That's colorful strap! Congrats
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Old 12-15-2018, 11:14 AM   #509
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Got my first drake shoveler this morning hunting with my little brother. Had a close call on some geese but couldnít get them in without any goose decoys.


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Old 12-15-2018, 12:33 PM   #510
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That looks like a nice spoonie!!
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Old 12-15-2018, 12:40 PM   #511
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That looks like a nice spoonie!!


He was a stud, thought about getting him mounted but he took that 12 gauge steel pretty hard.


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Old 12-15-2018, 01:04 PM   #512
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This front brought quite a few more ducks down in my area.


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Old 12-15-2018, 01:51 PM   #513
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This morning was the first time I could get out to the duck lease this season. My daughter is home on break from Aggieland and she wanted to go too. She had the hot hand today. Did a great job on decoying birds with her 20 gauge.

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Old 12-15-2018, 09:19 PM   #514
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I haven't been by in a while. Jenkins reservoir loaded up with birds?
Went by Jenkins today. Good amount of birds ,but not like sometimes.
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Old 12-16-2018, 12:27 AM   #515
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My youngest son and some buddies made the haul to Mad Island this morning.

23 ducks and a snow goose made for 1 hell of a public land hunt but the double banded radio tracked mottled duck my son got was the trophy of a lifetime!!




Looking forward to the report from the biologist that took the radio transmitter.
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Old 12-16-2018, 01:15 AM   #516
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Not a barn burner, but better than a kick in the nuts.
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Old 12-16-2018, 08:09 AM   #517
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My oldest is home from A&M too. Him and some buddies has a pretty good hunt yesterday.




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Old 12-16-2018, 10:24 AM   #518
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3 man Wood duck limit with a bonus green head this morning.

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Can you school me on how you get wood ducks?
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Old 12-16-2018, 01:01 PM   #519
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Can you school me on how you get wood ducks?
Hunt anywhere where there are oaks on the edge of the water or in the water. We have been hunting flooded timber in our river bottom and have been covered up in them.

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Old 12-16-2018, 02:23 PM   #520
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Anyone ever tried something like these with success before? I want to try it out to see if I can get the geese flying over to come in while Iím duck hunting. Donít wanna buy goose decoys if I may not even like goose hunting yet.


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Old 12-16-2018, 02:34 PM   #521
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My youngest son and some buddies made the haul to Mad Island this morning.

23 ducks and a snow goose made for 1 hell of a public land hunt but the double banded radio tracked mottled duck my son got was the trophy of a lifetime!!




Looking forward to the report from the biologist that took the radio transmitter.


Thatís awesome!!! Let us know the results from the biologist.
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Old 12-16-2018, 05:51 PM   #522
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Hunt anywhere where there are oaks on the edge of the water or in the water. We have been hunting flooded timber in our river bottom and have been covered up in them.

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Are you taking mostly passing shots or jump shooting them?
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Old 12-16-2018, 06:49 PM   #523
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Are you taking mostly passing shots or jump shooting them?
Just ones trying to land in our set.

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Old 12-18-2018, 07:14 AM   #524
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Having a average season so far. Hopefully January gets a little better with bigger fronts.


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Old 12-18-2018, 01:04 PM   #525
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Took the 20 gauge 2 3/4 inch chambered gun with some 6 shot to see what it can do. Was really impressed with how it did, got my first mottled duck feet down in the decoys!! Pretty bird!!


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Old 12-18-2018, 01:16 PM   #526
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With as many of us that duck hunt on here I'm curious to see what places everyone is hunting. Public, Private Lease, Family land, etc.
I am currently on a lease just outside of Garwood and so far have had a pretty successful season and was curious on where everyone on here hunts.
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Old 12-18-2018, 01:19 PM   #527
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With as many of us that duck hunt on here I'm curious to see what places everyone is hunting. Public, Private Lease, Family land, etc.
I am currently on a lease just outside of Garwood and so far have had a pretty successful season and was curious on where everyone on here hunts.


Iím hunting private land with permission, just wasted field land that gets flooded. Not a ton of ducks but some days are better than others, today was a good one.


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Old 12-18-2018, 02:13 PM   #528
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Old 12-18-2018, 02:22 PM   #529
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I'm 100% public, lakes and wetlands around me.
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Old 12-18-2018, 04:58 PM   #530
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I hunt public with the occasional private land invite from friends
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Old 12-18-2018, 05:26 PM   #531
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More pictures from this morning, you just donít get these kind of sunrises unless youíre a hunter!!


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Old 12-18-2018, 05:35 PM   #532
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Iím hunting private land with permission, just wasted field land that gets flooded. Not a ton of ducks but some days are better than others, today was a good one.


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Looks like you've had a lot of good days.
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Old 12-18-2018, 05:35 PM   #533
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I have some land that has about 20 acres of beaver slough/flooded timber on it. Its hit or miss but its mine and close to home.
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Old 12-18-2018, 05:57 PM   #534
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Looks like you've had a lot of good days.


Most of the time itís 3-4 ducks total, got my limit once and today we got 8 for the both of us. Today was one of the better days, couldíve got a two man limit if we shot better.


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Old 12-18-2018, 10:36 PM   #535
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pretty much all public with some guided hunts mixed in.
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Old 12-18-2018, 11:05 PM   #536
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Friends property and some public when I can make the drive.

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Old 12-19-2018, 09:34 PM   #537
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Public & Private. Wherever the birds are.
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Old 12-20-2018, 07:06 PM   #538
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Got after em today. Just shy of 4 man.
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Old 12-20-2018, 08:56 PM   #539
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That's a nice haul Congrats!!
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Old 12-20-2018, 09:23 PM   #540
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It’s pitiful up here this year. Tons of water, very few ducks. Of course when it’s 50 degrees every day in late December, I guess we shouldn’t expect much.

I went to watch a slough this evening over at my aunts that is usually a pretty good roost. Maybe 200-300 floated in there at dark, MAYBE. Weak.

I’ve been thinking we needed a few bad seasons to get rid of some of the problems we’ve developed, but it’s not too fun at this point!
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Old 12-20-2018, 09:34 PM   #541
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Might try getting on some this Saturday with my pops, weather isnít looking good but itíll be a good time with or without ducks.


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Old 12-20-2018, 11:15 PM   #542
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News birds seem to be coming down on tail of the front.

Had 15 mallards try to land in our spread when we had boats out, drinking coffee and shootin the breeze. They werenít too bright


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Old 12-21-2018, 09:14 AM   #543
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Had 15 mallards try to land in our spread when we had boats out, drinking coffee and shootin the breeze. They werenít too bright


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Old 12-21-2018, 12:13 PM   #544
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Itís pitiful up here this year. Tons of water, very few ducks.

Iíve been thinking we needed a few bad seasons to get rid of some of the problems weíve developed, but itís not too fun at this point!
I second this, and by problems, I mean the duck dynasty, sky blastin, face paintin, kazoo blowing, no decoys "hunters". They always give me dirty looks when I offer for them to come hunt with me so at least I tried
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Old 12-21-2018, 03:21 PM   #545
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Didn't see anything on lake waco this morning. Couldn't even find birds running around in the boat after we got done.

Scared up one group of 4 mallards in a little slough.

Been really slow. Got access to a gravel put by the river that should be a gold mine, and best hunt has been 4 birds.

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Old 12-21-2018, 03:48 PM   #546
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Didn't see anything on lake waco this morning. Couldn't even find birds running around in the boat after we got done.

Scared up one group of 4 mallards in a little slough.

Been really slow. Got access to a gravel put by the river that should be a gold mine, and best hunt has been 4 birds.

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Saw a report NE is about to get hit with a blizzard. I hope it drops 6' of snow there and in KS.
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Old 12-21-2018, 03:48 PM   #547
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Saw a report NE is about to get hit with a blizzard. I hope it drops 6' of snow there and in KS.
That would help!

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Old 12-21-2018, 08:32 PM   #548
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Public with some private invites. Will likely expand range to Oklahoma and Kansas next year. With the birds hanging up until mid late December, it's time to move.
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Old 12-22-2018, 12:03 PM   #549
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Got my first two green wing drakes this morning and ended with 5 total. Loving this 20 gauge shooting number 6ís and 4ís. Itís a deadly combination for these ducks.


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Old 12-22-2018, 03:54 PM   #550
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