Anyone seeing ducks?

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Re: Anyone seeing ducks?

Postby novacaine » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:57 pm

Wildfowler wrote:I’ve had a little success calling in “call shy” ducks with my speck call.

But don’t anyone else start doing this. I don’t want to the few ducks around to get wise to my tactic.


At this point in the game i will try anything!
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Re: Anyone seeing ducks?

Postby sondance » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:29 pm

Buddy went today in a field near our timber. Said a few thousand were using it. Mostly pintails and teal. Said they were hard to work. Hey, it was pintails what do you expect ? Maybe some new birds are starting to move in for the final few weeks
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Re: Anyone seeing ducks?

Postby Seymore » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:37 pm

Long range forecast calls for a high of 40 next Sunday. Maybe that will finally push them down.
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Re: Anyone seeing ducks?

Postby sondance » Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:25 pm

Deltamud77 wrote:Between the potential prevalence of CWD and the continuation of poor duck seasons, the downward pressure on future generations of hunters in the state continues to mount.

Amen to that. Not just future generations but old guys like me too Starting to become more trouble and expense than it's worth. Dang I hope these last two weekends change things
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Re: Anyone seeing ducks?

Postby JDgator » Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:23 am

I just never did get ducks this year. At least I can take comfort in knowing Arkansas didnt get much either.
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Re: Anyone seeing ducks?

Postby Hole Hunter » Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:01 pm

Worst season that I can remember. My 2018 license got me through the opener before expiring in early December. I did not even buy a duck hunting license this year. :shock: First time in 25 years of hunting that has ever happened. Kept getting reports of single digit kills and never went back to camp. Sad days... :cry:

Is it Turkey season yet...??
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Re: Anyone seeing ducks?

Postby teul2 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:31 am

Hole Hunter wrote:Is it Turkey season yet...??

I know right?
I have deer hunted pretty much exclusively this year barring the first two weekends of duck season and a squirrel trip with the kid. Have been watching the turkey flock all season with the anticipation of a virgin on prom night. I can't wait to see these SOBs when I have a shotgun in hand.
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Re: Anyone seeing ducks?

Postby JLT » Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:18 am

Those are obviously young two year olds Teul......you should probably save them until next year!!
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Re: Anyone seeing ducks?

Postby Hole Hunter » Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:16 pm

teul2 wrote:
Hole Hunter wrote:Is it Turkey season yet...??

I know right?
I have deer hunted pretty much exclusively this year barring the first two weekends of duck season and a squirrel trip with the kid. Have been watching the turkey flock all season with the anticipation of a virgin on prom night. I can't wait to see these SOBs when I have a shotgun in hand.
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I have seen three die this season as of Saturday, should have been 4 but one was a miss...

This hot turkey season is making up for a lack luster duck season!! 8)
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Re: Anyone seeing ducks?

Postby sondance » Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:50 pm

You might be right. I don't know anything about turkey hunting but I called one up this afternoon just messing around walking with abox call. That sucker was fired up. That was entirely too cool
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Re: Anyone seeing ducks?

Postby Wildfowler » Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:39 am

sondance wrote:You might be right. I don't know anything about turkey hunting but I called one up this afternoon just messing around walking with abox call. That sucker was fired up. That was entirely too cool

Nice.

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Re: Anyone seeing ducks?

Postby teul2 » Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:42 am

sondance wrote:You might be right. I don't know anything about turkey hunting but I called one up this afternoon just messing around walking with abox call. That sucker was fired up. That was entirely too cool

This one experience will lead to many new purchases of gear, guns, leases, ect. Also some marital "discomfort" in the spring. Congrats.
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Re: Anyone seeing ducks?

Postby missed mallards » Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:48 am

teul2 wrote:
sondance wrote:You might be right. I don't know anything about turkey hunting but I called one up this afternoon just messing around walking with abox call. That sucker was fired up. That was entirely too cool

This one experience will lead to many new purchases of gear, guns, leases, ect. Also some marital "discomfort" in the spring. Congrats.


Some? My wife now refers to turkeys as little gobbling devils! I don’t understand it either, ducks/deer don’t bother her that much. Hell I can’t even order a turkey sandwich without a fight.

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Re: Anyone seeing ducks?

Postby sondance » Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:22 pm

My excitement was short lived and my well laid out plan fell apart. My son and I went last Saturday with visions of fried turkey legs in our minds. Walked the whole place trying to locate him and not a peep.

Being a turkey neophyte, will a strong cold front cause them to clam up? Sort of like ducks do sometimes?
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Re: Anyone seeing ducks?

Postby JLT » Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:37 pm

It sure can. Try a good, high pressure day after a front comes through. Those are usually my best days. Should have some of those coming up.

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