Regular Season 2021

Regular Season 2021

Postby Duck Engr » Wed Nov 24, 2021 7:17 pm

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Re: Regular Season 2021

Postby Duck Engr » Wed Nov 24, 2021 7:32 pm

Date: 11/20/21

Time: earlier than I’d like to admit. We were the first 5 boats in line.

Location: river channel

Cloud Cover: clear for the most part

Wind Direction and Velocity: started light and variable. Picked up to a light SSE

Temperature: 30

Moon phase: boat drivin bright

Special Notes: super low water. Boat ride was hell. Sand bars, stumps, logs, you name it. More props mangled than not. I had 3 guys total in my boat. All the go devil wanted.

Waterfowl Activity: pretty good flight. Not abundant workable birds, but enough to entertain. Slowed after 930.

Waterfowl Responsiveness: good for the most part

Hunters: combined three friend groups for a total of ten. All good guys that really enjoyed each other’s company.

Guns: a lot of them

Malfunctions: breaking dogs. One in particular was making some fair catches and breaking when some landed while we had more working.

Dog(s): 4. Our two, Legh and Trace, behaved nicely.

Special Equipment: jerk cord.

Curses: none from me save the early dogs. Legh only retrieved 3 birds because she was well behaved and stayed until sent.

Kudos: super nice guys to hunt with. Made some nice connections for future hunts

Birds By Species: 34 total. 17 mallards. 16 teal. 1 gadwall.

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Lagniappe: had one group of 15 teal make a mistake when 7 or 8 of us were all paying attention. Gave us a warning buzz then got their toes wet strung out perfectly in front of everyone. All 15 stayed. Wish I had a video of that. Buddy on the end said he kept waiting for one to try to fly out. None made it that far.
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Re: Regular Season 2021

Postby DComeaux » Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:38 pm

That is awesome.
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Re: Regular Season 2021

Postby Rick » Thu Nov 25, 2021 4:27 am

"...super low water. Boat ride was hell. Sand bars, stumps, logs, you name it. More props mangled than not." made me think, "Now we duck hunting."

Way too many guys for my anti-social self, but reads like it worked out mighty well.
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Re: Regular Season 2021

Postby Duck Engr » Thu Nov 25, 2021 7:44 am

Rick wrote:"...super low water. Boat ride was hell. Sand bars, stumps, logs, you name it. More props mangled than not." made me think, "Now we duck hunting."


Haha yep you got it. Was 7 miles of it each way. I was ready to say uncle by the time we got to where we were going.
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Re: Regular Season 2021

Postby Deltaman » Thu Nov 25, 2021 8:57 am

Reads like the effort was worth it, Nice Hunt :thumbsup:
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Re: Regular Season 2021

Postby Darren » Thu Nov 25, 2021 9:50 am

And I thought my 2019 "party" hunt of 6 guys in the marsh was something.......

and that group of 15 teal, geez

Sounds like a great time!
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Re: Regular Season 2021

Postby Duck Engr » Thu Nov 25, 2021 1:34 pm

Darren wrote:And I thought my 2019 "party" hunt of 6 guys in the marsh was something.......

and that group of 15 teal, geez

Sounds like a great time!
For low water openers you either find a group of folks you know to hunt with or end up hunting with whomever walks up after you’re there. We chose the former. Folks tend to move on when you respond to the question of “how many you got” with ten. Helped to have several good callers in the group.
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Re: Regular Season 2021

Postby BGkirk » Fri Nov 26, 2021 9:11 pm

Sounds like a blast


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Regular Season 2021

Postby Duck Engr » Tue Nov 30, 2021 3:37 pm

Date: 11/21/21

Time: morning

Location: same as previous day

Cloud Cover: heavy, spitting rain at times

Wind Direction and Velocity: light to moderate from the south.

Temperature: t shirt mid 50s

Moon phase: full but behind clouds

Special Notes: most guys slept in or went elsewhere. I should’ve slept in

Waterfowl Activity: waves of high mallards from north headed south. Wearing ear muffs evidently.

Waterfowl Responsiveness: couldn’t break anything high. Most of what broke came.

Hunters: 4

Guns:

Malfunctions: after opening morning, I decided no more 7 mile boat rides with 3 guys and gear. Had a buddy show up the night before and he was going to follow us in a borrowed excel boat with gtr. He’s an outboard guy. 2 miles into our trek I finally had him park his borrowed boat and get in mine. It was apparent we weren’t going to get to the hole before shooting light with how long he was taking. I told him nothing personal, we just gotta get it done. He was good about it and didn’t pout. So I suffered for 5 miles down but he rode back with our hole runner. He then broke said borrowed boat trailer as he pulled up from the ramp. Tough trip for him.

Dog(s): 2 Legh and Trace

Special Equipment: jerk chord

Curses: deaf ducks. Saw plenty.

Kudos: didn’t get rained on hard. Bottom fell out as I stepped inside the camp.

Birds By Species: 2 mallards. 1 woodrow.

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Re: Regular Season 2021

Postby Duck Engr » Tue Nov 30, 2021 4:06 pm

Date: 11/22/21

Time: morning. Later than previous 2 days

Location: private blind on the river. “The country club” as we’ve dubbed it.

Cloud Cover: clear, beautiful.

Wind Direction and Velocity: light from northeast.

Temperature: cool. Upper 30s.

Moon phase: big again

Special Notes: had a spot on public picked out but a few lease members left last minute the night before so we got to fall in their slots.

Waterfowl Activity: decent flight till 9. Slowed substantially after.

Waterfowl Responsiveness: good from ducks coming from north. Bad from ducks coming from south.

Hunters: 6

Guns:

Malfunctions: none

Dog(s): rotated a few in and out.

Special Equipment: 2 spinners

Curses: zero from me when I get to go country clubbin

Kudos: fun morning with friends I hadn’t hunted with in a season or two.

Birds By Species: 16 mallards. Had we been shooting “cows” as my buddy calls them, probably could’ve filled mallard limits. 4 wood ducks. 1 teal.

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Lagniappe: nice way to end the trip. Buddy cooked a nice breakfast in the blind. Left with full bellies and satisfied trigger fingers.
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Re: Regular Season 2021

Postby Rick » Tue Nov 30, 2021 5:21 pm

Sure reads like a fine trip to me.
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