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Old 10-31-2019, 08:33 AM   #151
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Just a few more sleeps! It's looking like there might be more birds down than last year for sure.
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Old 11-01-2019, 09:58 AM   #152
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Got a report from a buddy yesterday saying the prarie is holding a solid number of birds. Tomorrow is the game day.
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Old 11-01-2019, 12:22 PM   #153
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Iíll be out Saturday morning, hoping to shoot anything other than teal. Thatís all I shot last year other than shovelers and one redhead. Really hoping for something new


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Don't ,I mean don't ever complain about any kind of ducks. Could be a lot worse, no birds! Don't make the duck god mad!!! LOL!!
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Old 11-01-2019, 07:02 PM   #154
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got the gear stacked up in the garage and the alarm set for 3:45am. Probably won't get much sleep tonight.
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Old 11-01-2019, 07:03 PM   #155
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got the gear stacked up in the garage and the alarm set for 3:45am. Probably won't get much sleep tonight.


Dang!!!! Shooting light isnít until after 7!!!! Iíll be getting up at 5:30


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Old 11-01-2019, 07:18 PM   #156
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got the gear stacked up in the garage and the alarm set for 3:45am. Probably won't get much sleep tonight.

If your hunting public your already late!!


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Old 11-02-2019, 07:05 AM   #157
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Entirely true.... first spot was already taken at 5:15. I'm settled in to spot #2. It should still produce some birds.

Good thing is most these guys out this weekend wont be around next weekend. Still lots of time to get in some hunts.
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Old 11-02-2019, 01:14 PM   #158
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Pretty good morning on the prairie. Ended up with a 4 man limit with a much appreciated surprise of a few mallards being killed. Talked to a few buddies hunting a little further south down around blessing and they took home a few mallards as well.
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Old 11-02-2019, 11:07 PM   #159
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We had 2 limits of teal today. Didn't see many big ducks at all.
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Old 11-03-2019, 07:53 AM   #160
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We had 2 limits of teal today. Didn't see many big ducks at all.
Who needs big ducks when you have teal???

Congrats on a good hunt. Making up for your teal season!
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Old 11-03-2019, 10:32 AM   #161
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Saturday was a skunk for me. Didnt get my spot.
This morning got my spot and was limited by 7am.
Got hunts planned for wednesday and friday.
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Old 11-03-2019, 10:59 AM   #162
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Took some boys out yesterday for youth weekend. Not a barn burner, but they had a good time.
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Old 11-03-2019, 11:37 AM   #163
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Little slower this morning and they made us work for em but we scratched out a 3 man on the prairie.
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Old 11-03-2019, 11:43 AM   #164
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Took some boys out yesterday for youth weekend. Not a barn burner, but they had a good time.
Good job getting the young men out👍
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Old 11-03-2019, 01:35 PM   #165
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Good start to the season for us. Mostly teal on our farm. Had a pair of mallards do it right but it was 2 minutes before shooting time. It was tough calling off the shot.


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Old 11-03-2019, 10:04 PM   #166
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A lot slower for us today,but we made it count with what came in. We ended up with 9 today.
Ready to get after them again in the morning!
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Old 11-04-2019, 03:24 PM   #167
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Any big ducks being seen anywhere?
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Old 11-04-2019, 03:29 PM   #168
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seen some huge mallards in our residential ponds.. too bad I can't shoot them haha
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Old 11-04-2019, 11:27 PM   #169
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Me & twdjr banged out 2 limits on the Garwood prairie this AM. Mixed bag of teal,gaddies, wigeon, spoonies & a nice drake wooduck.
Me & fvrjr heading back out in the AM.
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Old 11-05-2019, 10:09 AM   #170
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Hunted Sunday south of Garwood. Had a pretty good hunt.

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Old 11-05-2019, 10:29 AM   #171
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Me & twdjr banged out 2 limits on the Garwood prairie this AM. Mixed bag of teal,gaddies, wigeon, spoonies & a nice drake wooduck.
Me & fvrjr heading back out in the AM.
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Old 11-05-2019, 02:35 PM   #172
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Shot a limit this morning. Took the pup on her first hunt. She did pretty good and had fun but doesn't have a ton of drive for this duck hunting stuff. I'll take her out some more and see how she continues to improve. Well be out again friday morning.
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Old 11-05-2019, 04:13 PM   #173
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Any big ducks being seen anywhere?
A little bit of everything so far. Majority blue and greenwing teal though.

Lots of bluebills and spoonies if your struggling for birds to fill limits.

Decent amount of widgeon and gadwall.

A few mallards and a single canvasback also.

Really good bird numbers so far and easy limits. Should get even better as the North zone opens and they stir those ducks up. Plenty holding north of 10 on anything that is holding water.
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Old 11-05-2019, 05:06 PM   #174
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A little bit of everything so far. Majority blue and greenwing teal though.

Lots of bluebills and spoonies if your struggling for birds to fill limits.

Decent amount of widgeon and gadwall.

A few mallards and a single canvasback also.

Really good bird numbers so far and easy limits. Should get even better as the North zone opens and they stir those ducks up. Plenty holding north of 10 on anything that is holding water.
Yea Im in the north zone(Lufkin, Tx) and was just seeing if anybody is seeing numbers across Texas. Front is suppose to hit friday and then another one the start of next week so maybe we will get a push
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Old 11-05-2019, 05:12 PM   #175
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Me & twdjr banged out 2 limits on the Garwood prairie this AM. Mixed bag of teal,gaddies, wigeon, spoonies & a nice drake wooduck.
Me & fvrjr heading back out in the AM.
I didn't expect anything else from two legends!
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Old 11-05-2019, 06:28 PM   #176
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Lots of snows moving in this morning as well
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Old 11-05-2019, 10:16 PM   #177
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Had a good birthday hunt today. Me & my son got limits down on the coast. Good amount of birds moving around today. We had teal, gaddies & a couple of bluebills.
Gonna take a break tomorrow & do some housework, then back at it Thurs!
Good Luck to those going!
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Old 11-06-2019, 08:53 AM   #178
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Lots of snows moving in this morning as well
Best report on this thread!
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Old 11-06-2019, 10:36 AM   #179
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Some night flight happened last night. Several flocks of geese flew over last night while I was grilling
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Old 11-06-2019, 10:41 AM   #180
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Got a quick 3 man this morning around garwood. Should be good this weekend once the north zone starts up.
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Old 11-06-2019, 10:47 AM   #181
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Quick hunt in the snow this morning.

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Old 11-06-2019, 11:23 AM   #182
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Congrats guys on this morning's hunts!
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Old 11-07-2019, 11:41 AM   #183
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North Texas Opener this weekend! Cant wait to get this season started!
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Old 11-07-2019, 11:54 AM   #184
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Lots more birds this year vs last year this time for sure. Scouted around 200 birds on a hole yesterday. Ready to go
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Old 11-07-2019, 02:43 PM   #185
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Got a question for you veteran Duck hunters. Iíve been a deer hunter for 35 years and had never been duck hunting in my life until the last day of the 2017 season and Iím hooked. So I still have a lot to learn. My question is Iíve got a local private 4 acre tank that I have sole permission to duck hunt. Itís not my only spot but itís my honey hole. Now yesterday I go check it out and see plenty of ducks so should I hunt it Saturday morning or should I let it stay idle in hopes that more ducks will come in. I guess really what I want to know is if left alone will most of those ducks stay for awhile and new ones just add to the #s or will they leave and others come in like a revolving door. Iíd just like to get the most productive hunting over the course of the season out of that spot.


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Old 11-07-2019, 02:46 PM   #186
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Not sure it matters but this is in Waco area


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Old 11-07-2019, 02:53 PM   #187
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Got a question for you veteran Duck hunters. I’ve been a deer hunter for 35 years and had never been duck hunting in my life until the last day of the 2017 season and I’m hooked. So I still have a lot to learn. My question is I’ve got a local private 4 acre tank that I have sole permission to duck hunt. It’s not my only spot but it’s my honey hole. Now yesterday I go check it out and see plenty of ducks so should I hunt it Saturday morning or should I let it stay idle in hopes that more ducks will come in. I guess really what I want to know is if left alone will most of those ducks stay for awhile and new ones just add to the #s or will they leave and others come in like a revolving door. I’d just like to get the most productive hunting over the course of the season out of that spot.


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Revolving door for anything north of I-10. Unless it's late in the season, plan that the birds you see today might not be there for long.
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Old 11-07-2019, 03:13 PM   #188
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Thanks for the advice!


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Old 11-07-2019, 03:27 PM   #189
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Got a question for you veteran Duck hunters. Iíve been a deer hunter for 35 years and had never been duck hunting in my life until the last day of the 2017 season and Iím hooked. So I still have a lot to learn. My question is Iíve got a local private 4 acre tank that I have sole permission to duck hunt. Itís not my only spot but itís my honey hole. Now yesterday I go check it out and see plenty of ducks so should I hunt it Saturday morning or should I let it stay idle in hopes that more ducks will come in. I guess really what I want to know is if left alone will most of those ducks stay for awhile and new ones just add to the #s or will they leave and others come in like a revolving door. Iíd just like to get the most productive hunting over the course of the season out of that spot.


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With the cold weather coming next week I would hunt because new ducks should show up. Remember ducks do reverse migrate during the season, If theres a warm trend then some ducks will go back north.

I also wouldnt linger around after getting a limit... pack up and leave so ducks can start trickling back in.
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Old 11-07-2019, 03:50 PM   #190
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Ditto the above and don’t over hunt it. Maybe once a week if that unless we have multiple fronts come through in a given week. The ones that do stick around you don’t want to educate too much. Less is more if you know what I mean. I have multiple little holes I can hunt and try to rotate and one is off limits.
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Old 11-07-2019, 06:39 PM   #191
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Ditto the above and don’t over hunt it. Maybe once a week if that unless we have multiple fronts come through in a given week. The ones that do stick around you don’t want to educate too much. Less is more if you know what I mean. I have multiple little holes I can hunt and try to rotate and one is off limits.
Agree, no more than once a week on that tank.

Question, did you see the birds there morning, mid-day, or late evening?

Just a tip, if you get their and they fly off. Just cover up and wait. They will trickle back in.

I'm south of Waco and no one to hunt with Saturday, if you want to give me an invite for Saturday morning.
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Old 11-07-2019, 07:23 PM   #192
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I wouldn’t fly a small plane over north Arkansas, tonight.

Our season doesn’t open until the 23rd, but it looks like the opener should be pretty good!
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Old 11-07-2019, 07:31 PM   #193
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I wouldnít fly a small plane over north Arkansas, tonight.

Our season doesnít open until the 23rd, but it looks like the opener should be pretty good!


Hopefully the snows pile back in there. Last year sucked.
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Old 11-07-2019, 07:59 PM   #194
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Hopefully the snows pile back in there. Last year sucked.
Theyíre coming over in droves, tonight. I hate them. Seems like a lot of them have left before conservation last couple of years.
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Old 11-07-2019, 09:03 PM   #195
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Agree, no more than once a week on that tank.

Question, did you see the birds there morning, mid-day, or late evening?

Just a tip, if you get their and they fly off. Just cover up and wait. They will trickle back in.

I'm south of Waco and no one to hunt with Saturday, if you want to give me an invite for Saturday morning.


Thanks guys Iíve got enough other spots and with deer hunting too. If I hunt it Saturday I wouldnít go back for 2 weeks.


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Old 11-07-2019, 09:06 PM   #196
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Agree, no more than once a week on that tank.

Question, did you see the birds there morning, mid-day, or late evening?

Just a tip, if you get their and they fly off. Just cover up and wait. They will trickle back in.

I'm south of Waco and no one to hunt with Saturday, if you want to give me an invite for Saturday morning.


It was mid day

And I personally wouldnít mind taking you at all but I was given strict orders on guest and itís waaay to good of a place to mess that up.


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Old 11-07-2019, 11:06 PM   #197
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Birds didn't move much today around me in Garwood. Ended up with 4. Gonna give it a few hours in the morning ,before I take momma to the ranch for her to start her deer season.
Good Luck to Everyone this Weekend!
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Old 11-08-2019, 09:48 AM   #198
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It was mid day

And I personally wouldnít mind taking you at all but I was given strict orders on guest and itís waaay to good of a place to mess that up.


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no worries.

My last two hunts didn't go well. Meaning I didn't get to hunt.

Tomorrow I'm going solo because I know I will hunt.

Just need to get out of work early to go check my spots to make a decision on where i'm going.
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Old 11-08-2019, 09:48 AM   #199
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Anyone got any tips on how to get to sleep tonight?
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Old 11-08-2019, 09:54 AM   #200
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Good couple 2,3 or 10 beers! Might need tips for waking up though?!
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