2018-2019 DUCK SEASON

Re: 2018-2019 DUCK SEASON

Postby Rick » Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:08 pm

We'll hope the same for you.
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Re: 2018-2019 DUCK SEASON

Postby Deltaman » Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:48 pm

Build those memories brother, and take lots of pics, especially of you with them! A pic on canvas from the hunt would make a great Christmas gift for them, and they will smile and remember, every time they look at it.
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Re: 2018-2019 DUCK SEASON

Postby SpinnerMan » Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:52 pm

Marsh Bear wrote:It won't be too many years before those 2 will have better things to do than go hunting with Papa John

I never had anything better to do than going trout fishing with my grandfather. Both grandfathers had stopped hunting by the time I was old enough and was really disappointed when my grandfather decided to not take me and my brothers trout fishing. Although, by that time I was old enough to take my younger brothers and did it until I moved out of town.

I hope they are like I was and they will be your faithful companions for a long time. :thumbsup:
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Re: 2018-2019 DUCK SEASON

Postby Darren » Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:34 pm

Hope it all shakes out in your favor, will look forward to your youth hunt reports.
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Re: 2018-2019 DUCK SEASON

Postby MARSH BEAR » Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:30 pm

I got dismembered from the this site - took a while to get back on.

We went to the marsh this past weekend - water is very high. We have 8 blinds and 3 of them are under water.

The high water is taking its toll again on our vegetation, the water levels had dropped earlier in the year and the vegetation started to respond, but since teal season the water is high.

We went in the marsh on Friday to pump the blinds that were able to be pumped - I saw 1 flight of teal about 25-30. There were more grey ducks around but not the amount I was hoping for.
We went back in the marsh on Saturday, did not see any teal, and about the same amount of greys I saw on Friday.

Cold front coming on Thursday, hope we get some more ducks but don't need any more rain.

I will be taking 2 grandsons hunting this weekend for the youth hunt, hoping a few ducks will come by for them.
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Re: 2018-2019 DUCK SEASON

Postby Darren » Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:34 pm

MARSH BEAR wrote:I got dismembered from the this site - took a while to get back on.

We went to the marsh this past weekend - water is very high. We have 8 blinds and 3 of them are under water.

The high water is taking its toll again on our vegetation, the water levels had dropped earlier in the year and the vegetation started to respond, but since teal season the water is high.

We went in the marsh on Friday to pump the blinds that were able to be pumped - I saw 1 flight of teal about 25-30. There were more grey ducks around but not the amount I was hoping for.
We went back in the marsh on Saturday, did not see any teal, and about the same amount of greys I saw on Friday.

Cold front coming on Thursday, hope we get some more ducks but don't need any more rain.

I will be taking 2 grandsons hunting this weekend for the youth hunt, hoping a few ducks will come by for them.


I'm sure they'll get to pop a few caps, best of luck! Weather should be great
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Re: 2018-2019 DUCK SEASON

Postby Rick » Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:24 am

Best of luck with the youth hunt.
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Re: 2018-2019 DUCK SEASON

Postby Duck Engr » Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:26 am

MARSH BEAR wrote:I got dismembered from the this site - took a while to get back on.


Glad to see I wasn’t the only one. Welcome back!
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Re: 2018-2019 DUCK SEASON

Postby MARSH BEAR » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:20 am

Saturday, Nov 3, 2018 - Youth hunt

Hunters: Matthew and William

Weather: Calm at LST to 10 mph around 9:00, cool to warm temps

The boys did not have their A game for shooting this day, although William did have a triple on Greys but this was more luck than skill as proven on other shooting opportunities. Abby did well, made a long retrieve on a broken wing Grey duck she tracked through the grass. Our water went down by 6 inches from the previous weekend, still high but not as bad.

Duck totals: 1 - Spoonbill, 1 - Wigeon, 1 - Blue wing teal, 1 - Green wing teal, 8 - Gadwall, and all it took was 4 boxes of shells.
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Re: 2018-2019 DUCK SEASON

Postby MARSH BEAR » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:22 am

Sunday, Nov 4, 2018 - Youth hunt

Woke up to rain with more coming, so we decided not to hunt
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Re: 2018-2019 DUCK SEASON

Postby Darren » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:53 am

Heck of an outing on Saturday :thumbsup:
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Re: 2018-2019 DUCK SEASON

Postby Deltaman » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:54 am

Congrats on the Youth Opener, and glad some birds cooperated for your hunters!!!!!!
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Re: 2018-2019 DUCK SEASON

Postby DComeaux » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:56 am

Sounds like the had a good time slinging steel. Hahaha! That rain was pretty heavy.
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Re: 2018-2019 DUCK SEASON

Postby Rick » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:43 am

Deeper than ideal water must not have bothered the grays too much.
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Re: 2018-2019 DUCK SEASON

Postby MARSH BEAR » Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:41 pm

I will be in a seminar all day tomorrow, get home load my truck and Abby, pick up Buddy then head to the camp.
Hope all of you who are able to hunt this weekend get your limits, and be safe.
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Re: 2018-2019 DUCK SEASON

Postby Rick » Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:52 pm

We'll try. Enjoy your weekend.
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Re: 2018-2019 DUCK SEASON

Postby MARSH BEAR » Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:57 am

Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 - opening day of duck season

Hunters: Buddy and I with Abby

Temp: 48 degrees with 17 mph NNE wind - had a little wind chill factor

We had ducks coming from every direction, but with so many hunters shooting most ducks flared off with all the shooting. Abby did a good job finding ducks in the grass, we did not hunt one of our blinds in the middle of the pond. We had 6 blinds hunting 5 of the 6 blinds got their limits, the blind that did not limit had 2 young boys but had opportunities.

Totals: 7 - Gadwall, 4 - Greenwing teal, 1 - Bluewing teal, 3 - Snow Geese (they came over blind with mojos running)
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Re: 2018-2019 DUCK SEASON

Postby MARSH BEAR » Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:11 am

Sunday, Nov 11, 2018

Hunters: Buddy and I with Abby

Temp: 50 degrees with 12 mph NE wind

What a difference a day makes - Saturday we saw ducks everywhere, Sunday was a lot slower day. We had 3 hunters leave on Saturday and 6 hunters partied a little too much to get up on Sunday. We had 4 blinds hunted on Sunday and none of them got a limit.

Totals: 5 - Greenwing teal, 3 - Spoonbills.
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Re: 2018-2019 DUCK SEASON

Postby Darren » Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:58 am

Nice work with the snows!

SIX hunters didn't make it to the blind Sunday, wow!
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Re: 2018-2019 DUCK SEASON

Postby DComeaux » Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:08 am

Nice hunt's Bear.
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Re: 2018-2019 DUCK SEASON

Postby Deltaman » Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:16 pm

Glad y'all had some birds MB, and you are no longer nursing a bad shoulder :thumbsup:
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