November 21, 2011 at 12:50pm
The hunting all around SE La has been good so far with plenty of birds down to keep things interesting. Hunters in some areas are even reporting more birds than they've seen in quite some time. Since the West Zone opener last weekend I've only not hunted on two days (Mon/Tues) making trips to Delacroix, Chef/Bayou Bienvenue, and various SE La public marshes. I was most impressed with the gray duck flights last Wednesday in the Bayou Bienvenue area, just phenomenal with a SW wind blowing 20-30+ with the storms passing through that morning, thankfully missing us. Wave after wave of flights 50-60+ strong all morning long, really something to see. So far grays and GW's have made the bulk of the straps but have also taken BW teal, pintail, mallards, spoons, dosgris, and mottleds totaling 67 birds on 7 hunts. Yesterday was slow with the fog and a sharp decline in birds with the high water. We need this front tomorrow night in a bad way to get the water out. Good luck this week and Happy Thanksgiving.