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Old 11-08-2019, 11:40 AM   #201
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Anyone got any tips on how to get to sleep tonight?
I usually just give up and drive to my spot. Set out spread and try to sleep in the kayak. It's quite fun if you don't try to turn on your side.
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Old 11-08-2019, 11:42 AM   #202
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I usually just give up and drive to my spot. Set out spread and try to sleep in the kayak. It's quite fun if you don't try to turn on your side.





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Old 11-08-2019, 01:28 PM   #203
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Good hunt in Garwood this AM. Had a quick limit of mixed birds.
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Old 11-08-2019, 02:11 PM   #204
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Good hunt in Garwood this AM. Had a quick limit of mixed birds.
Awesome, the Friday crowd must have moved the birds around for you a little more.
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Old 11-08-2019, 03:45 PM   #205
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3 man limit before work this morning. Mallards, spoonies, pintail and teal
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Old 11-08-2019, 06:41 PM   #206
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We fell short of a limit for the first time this year by a couple birds, with 6 of us hunting.

We could have limited out but passed on all divers and didnt want to go to jail for shooting more than our pintail limit.

Still had a great time, they just weren't flying as well as they have been.
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Old 11-09-2019, 10:03 AM   #207
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Well got to sleep and then got woke up for work around 1am. Needless to say my opener is a no go. Still going to drive to a few spots I didn't get to see this week.
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Old 11-10-2019, 10:00 AM   #208
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Hit the private lands yesterday and had a nice opening morning. My buddy and I had to go to plan B as the first spot we pulled up at had 5 cars already waiting. Drove to the next and put in a solid mile plus walk to our spot. Was well worth it.
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Old 11-10-2019, 10:22 AM   #209
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Talked to few that hunted Lake Waco yesterday morning and made mention the free launches had multiple boats launched by 3:00 a.m.

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Old 11-10-2019, 10:36 AM   #210
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Question for you duck hunters. I am looking for some high quality camo grass matts to make portable duck blinds. What do you use and would recommend.

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Old 11-10-2019, 06:49 PM   #211
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Didnt make it out saturday or sunday but will be going in the morning. Well see how these birds act with the front hitting.
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Old 11-11-2019, 10:26 AM   #212
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Question for you duck hunters. I am looking for some high quality camo grass matts to make portable duck blinds. What do you use and would recommend.

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You may check out tanglefree. I know they have different options.


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Old 11-11-2019, 10:44 AM   #213
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Question for you duck hunters. I am looking for some high quality camo grass matts to make portable duck blinds. What do you use and would recommend.

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Rogers sporting goods has some great ones. They are on sale right now as well. I have some of them that have been on blinds over 10 years and still are in good shape.
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Old 11-11-2019, 12:05 PM   #214
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Headed out to chase em for only my 2nd ever time in the morning. What shot is best?

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Old 11-11-2019, 12:35 PM   #215
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Headed out to chase em for only my 2nd ever time in the morning. What shot is best?

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I shoot #4ís but anything between 2ís and 4ís will be just fine.
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Old 11-11-2019, 12:36 PM   #216
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Is it worth it for the 3.5"?

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Old 11-11-2019, 12:38 PM   #217
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Is it worth it for the 3.5"?

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No need at all for it.
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Old 11-11-2019, 12:39 PM   #218
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No need at all for it.
Bingo. Thanks!

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Old 11-11-2019, 12:43 PM   #219
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Ha! I'll be out there in the morning as well. I've never duck hunted but, buddy on the lease has. He said they had between 30-40 hit their setup Sunday morning.
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Old 11-11-2019, 12:55 PM   #220
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Ha! I'll be out there in the morning as well. I've never duck hunted but, buddy on the lease has. He said they had between 30-40 hit their setup Sunday morning.
I'll actually be out at the lake.. more than likely on ray rob.. gonna get there early.. gonna be misersble.. haha

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Old 11-11-2019, 02:34 PM   #221
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Who needs a new lease?


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Old 11-11-2019, 02:53 PM   #222
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Southwest La.
Saturday 3 man limit in 15 minutes
Sunday 4 man limit by 7am
All teal, blue and green wing, didnt see any big ducks really, hope this artic front doesnt push out all our teal!
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Old 11-11-2019, 03:01 PM   #223
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Southwest La.
Saturday 3 man limit in 15 minutes
Sunday 4 man limit by 7am
All teal, blue and green wing, didnt see any big ducks really, hope this artic front doesnt push out all our teal!

What parish?

It was hit or miss in St Bernard. Mostly miss.

And those that did connect it was mostly teal.
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Old 11-11-2019, 03:12 PM   #224
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Saw a few balls of teal on Lavon and heard good mallard reports at the boat ramp. Got after the gaddies pretty good. Fooled a group of 5 that cupped right into the dekes. Pretty rusty on the green heads. I didn't call the shot twice on two separate pairs of mallards that circled twice and took off on pass 3...kinda froze up
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Old 11-11-2019, 03:13 PM   #225
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Talked to few that hunted Lake Waco yesterday morning and made mention the free launches had multiple boats launched by 3:00 a.m.

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Is there another 24 hour launch besides Flat Rock? Closer to the south side?

Waco was nuts yesterday, talked to guys fishing the tournament. Fisherman and hunters everywhere. No clue if anybody did any good.
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Old 11-11-2019, 03:14 PM   #226
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Hunted east of waco Saturday and Sunday. Better opener than the last few years, but not great. 4 Spoons Saturday, 1 Teal sunday.
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Old 11-11-2019, 03:27 PM   #227
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Is there another 24 hour launch besides Flat Rock? Closer to the south side?

Waco was nuts yesterday, talked to guys fishing the tournament. Fisherman and hunters everywhere. No clue if anybody did any good.
The ramp on the speegleville side of the twin bridges stays open now. They have a electronic kiosk machine set up to pay with. Or the lacy point ramp in the back of speegleville is always open.
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Old 11-11-2019, 03:37 PM   #228
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Hunted Garwood this morning. No pressure at all around me. Only heard 10 shots all morning. I killed 5 in the 1st 20 minutes, then it was over. Sat till 8:30 & saw less than 20 ducks,all high. Maybe 50 geese too. Gonna hit the marsh in the morning.

Good Luck to All going in the morning! These kind of conditions can get dangerous fast if something happens.
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Old 11-11-2019, 03:58 PM   #229
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My son and I had a great hunt Saturday morning. Tons of Gadwall.
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Old 11-11-2019, 05:56 PM   #230
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Any recommendations for Duck guide within 2 hrs of Houston? looking for a drive in type deal, no lodging needed. Thanks in advance
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Old 11-11-2019, 06:11 PM   #231
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Any recommendations for Duck guide within 2 hrs of Houston? looking for a drive in type deal, no lodging needed. Thanks in advance
I've had a good time with Steve Biggers on the west side. Oyster Bayou Hunting Club over in Anahuac is very good as well.

I've also done a number of hunts with clients out at Pintail Hunting Club. Not sure if they do day hunts or not though.

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Old 11-11-2019, 06:12 PM   #232
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Went to Grosse Savanne in Lousiana for the first time in years. Limited out in ducks in about 30 minutes and had a great time fishing as well. Highly recommend if anybody is looking for a first class setup in Louisiana.
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Old 11-11-2019, 06:14 PM   #233
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Any recommendations for Duck guide within 2 hrs of Houston? looking for a drive in type deal, no lodging needed. Thanks in advance


Justin Beckendorff out of Katy.
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Old 11-11-2019, 06:30 PM   #234
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Little late, but had a great shoot opening weekend. Sitting up here in College Station has me wishing I was back on the coast...


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Old 11-11-2019, 06:34 PM   #235
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Oyster Bayou on the east side near High Island or Red Bluff Prairie on the Garwood prairie.
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Old 11-11-2019, 06:43 PM   #236
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Whole lot of ugly in this photo, good thing the dog is in it so it didnít break the camera
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Old 11-11-2019, 06:44 PM   #237
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Whole lot of ugly in this photo, good thing the dog is in it so it didnít break the camera


Iím sure youíre upset we put a hurting on the redheads. Itís okay, we left the hens for you.


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Old 11-11-2019, 06:49 PM   #238
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Iím sure youíre upset we put a hurting on the redheads. Itís okay, we left the hens for you.


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Sometimes there needs to be a hen killing just on principal.
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Old 11-11-2019, 09:09 PM   #239
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Drake plantation and oyster bayou on the east side of town.

Run n gun and Rocky Creek on the west side.
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Old 11-11-2019, 11:08 PM   #240
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Had a guided group opening morning around Brookshire. We ended up with 6, if shooting was a bit better we could have killed 10+.

Sunday, I ran down to the coast to hunt with some buddies. We killed our 18 quick fast and in a hurry. Had 8 between us in the first 5 min of LST! The mud was horrible though, ended up loosing a wading boot because of the goo, sucked the sole right off the boot!

Looking forward to this coming weekend! The cold front should push good numbers to us, the trick will be holding them! We shall see.


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Old 11-11-2019, 11:18 PM   #241
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...I need to find some permissions... I am seeing HUNDREDS of ducks
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Old 11-12-2019, 12:46 PM   #242
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Had a great hunt this AM on the coast. started slow ,but by 6:50 I was done. 1st bird was a blackjack. Had to get the dreaded zero out of the way. LOL! Finished up with 4 teal & a gaddy. The wind was howling for sure. Gust in the mid 30 mph range.
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Old 11-12-2019, 07:54 PM   #243
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Got 5 mallards and a gaddie this morning
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Old 11-12-2019, 08:10 PM   #244
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Had a great hunt this AM on the coast. started slow ,but by 6:50 I was done. 1st bird was a blackjack. Had to get the dreaded zero out of the way. LOL! Finished up with 4 teal & a gaddy. The wind was howling for sure. Gust in the mid 30 mph range.


I havenít been duck hunting in a few years. Used to hunt every single day I was off work, at least 3 days a week. Been meaning to go again. Lol. Never did much hunting on the coast.
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Old 11-12-2019, 08:56 PM   #245
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Had a a good hunt this morning on the prairie. 10 spoons, 5 pintail, 3 teal, 2 gaddyís. Wind was crazy!




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Old 11-12-2019, 09:00 PM   #246
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Had a a good hunt this morning on the prairie. 10 spoons, 5 pintail, 3 teal, 2 gaddyís. Wind was crazy!




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Old 11-13-2019, 06:43 PM   #247
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Mix bag of spoonies, gadwall,red heads, teal and a lone mallard this morning south of Ft Worth.
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Old 11-14-2019, 02:11 PM   #248
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We killed a solid strap of birds this morning
Saw quite a bit of green heads but they just wouldnít do it right. Great hunt none the less



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Old 11-14-2019, 02:20 PM   #249
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Headed out near Pairs, TX tomorrow for a hunt! Hopefully it produces some birds!
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Old 11-14-2019, 02:24 PM   #250
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I think the dogs out to replace grumpy cat.


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