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Old 11-28-2017, 01:35 PM
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There are almost no reports these days on websites or Facebook due to fear that someone will take your spot which I absolutely get.

So in general I will say in my experience the leases I hunt do not have the birds we normally have for this time of year. We are still shooting some and the hunts haven't been horrible but the amount of birds is WAY down from the last few years.

I am hoping the cold weather expected during the split will bring our birds on down, it was close to 70 degrees in parts of Kansas yesterday.

What are you guys seeing, thoughts? All of my leases are west of highway 27 in the marsh.
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Old 11-28-2017, 02:09 PM
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In GC teal is the only duck working. If ya wanted to hold out for big ducks you would come back empty.....Kinda scary...no greys, a few smart pintail, no widgeon, mallards are a thing of the past down there....
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Old 11-28-2017, 02:13 PM
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In pecan Island when we do shoot teal are mostly it. Had a decent hunt FRI (10 mostly teal) and 8 SAT (all teal) 2 hunters both days. Not seeing many big ducks. My lease SW of Kaplan is the worse it has been in like 10 years. Nothing flying at all.
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Old 11-28-2017, 03:14 PM
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In the Marksville area we killed limits opening day, but haven't come close to scratching a limit since. Killed 6 with 4 hunters on Friday and couldn't make ourselves go the rest of this past weekend.
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Old 11-28-2017, 04:07 PM
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No one even went to my place in PI this weekend. That's how bad it's been. 5-7 ducks a hunt lately. Just not worth the ride from Lafayette.
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Old 11-28-2017, 04:33 PM
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No one even went to my place in PI this weekend. That's how bad it's been. 5-7 ducks a hunt lately. Just not worth the ride from Lafayette.


I hunted my blind south of White Lake Monday morning. We shot 1 bw teal. I have never seen it worse.


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Old 11-28-2017, 05:30 PM
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Thank God we aren't the only ones. Worst season first split I have ever seen. I thought last yr was bad.
It just keeps getting worse as the years go. Where are the ducks??


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Old 11-28-2017, 05:56 PM
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Slow hunting for me..... Opening weekend was great then it came to a stop.

Few birds a hunt. Very few teal. If I had 3 or 4 teal to mix in with my 3 or 4 big ducks, I would be happy.

One of my blinds didn?t fire a shot Friday.
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Old 11-28-2017, 08:46 PM
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We had two good hunts to close the split back here in TX. But odd thing is haven't seen any teal! Also not a single grey, and those normally combine for 75% of our kills.

Lots of cans. Some pins, and buffle and mergansers.

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Old 11-29-2017, 08:57 AM
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My buddy in TX said this is worst duck season they've had in quite some time. Lots of pintails but they can only shoot one per man. Fortunately, they're covered up in geese so that's all they've been hunting.
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Old 11-29-2017, 09:35 AM
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No one even went to my place in PI this weekend. That's how bad it's been. 5-7 ducks a hunt lately. Just not worth the ride from Lafayette.
Worst first split we've ever had since I started keeping count. Teal season was also the lowest count in 12 years hunting same lease.
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Old 11-29-2017, 09:37 AM
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In pecan Island when we do shoot teal are mostly it. Had a decent hunt FRI (10 mostly teal) and 8 SAT (all teal) 2 hunters both days. Not seeing many big ducks. My lease SW of Kaplan is the worse it has been in like 10 years. Nothing flying at all.
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Old 11-29-2017, 09:55 AM
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Old 11-29-2017, 12:48 PM
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My buddy in TX said this is worst duck season they've had in quite some time. Lots of pintails but they can only shoot one per man. Fortunately, they're covered up in geese so that's all they've been hunting.
Last year was by far worst year I've had since moving to TX 15 years ago.

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Old 11-29-2017, 01:01 PM
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Fired 1 shot opening morning then had to get pulled out of the marsh after breaking down. Hadn't been back since. As of today, my boat is still in the shop. The crappy reports kind of make me feel better. I agree with specktator, though. It's not worth the drive from Lafayette for what little birds they do have.
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Old 11-29-2017, 01:29 PM
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Hunting east side of pecan island. Worst season ever! We not only aren’t killing many we aren’t even seeing them. Killing about 1/4 the number we usually kill.
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Old 11-29-2017, 01:52 PM
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Hunting south of Welsh, year 3. We've killed a total of 5 ducks, way down from last season.
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Old 11-29-2017, 02:42 PM
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Worst first split we've ever had since I started keeping count. Teal season was also the lowest count in 12 years hunting same lease.
Your lease is usually lights out from the reports I have always seen you post. That isn't a good sign.
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Old 11-29-2017, 03:26 PM
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Your lease is usually lights out from the reports I have always seen you post. That isn't a good sign.
It used to be really good but has been going down hill over the last 3-4 seasons ... have had seasons where 750-800 birds killed but the last few havent come close to that and I'm not sure what it is
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Old 11-29-2017, 05:01 PM
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When Big C ain't posting up mallards and teal beat downs, we can all be assured that our season is gonna be rather slow. Our marsh is freshwater and primarily a big duck haven. Nope-not this year. Few good hunts like others and I just ain't motivated. Looks like the split will have great weather----for what? When the birds come down, they won't stay, which will in turn lead to a spotty second split opener. Maybe limits. Then if the weather warms up again, we all gonna be looking at the same empty skies this season.
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