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2013-2014 duck hunting season

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All in all I can't really make any complaints for the past duck season we just had in Dularge. The season most definatley had its ups and downs but I got to go on some great hunts with some of my closest friends and whether you are killing or not we all know its almost always a great time in the marsh. I made a total of 39 hunts this year and we ended duck season with 396 birds. Kind of wished we could have broken the 400 mark but beggars cant be choosers. Of course the most success was had hunting the days of the front down in dularge but we also had some outstanding hunts on those calm sunny days. The secret to hunting this year for us was to hunt mid day and hunt smaller ponds where those grays have to fully commit to the decoys instead of landing 30 yards outside of them. I don't have the exact numbers on me but of those 396 birds it wouldn't surprise me if 300 to 320 of them were gray ducks. The rest were mainly teal with 3 pintails, 1 green head, 1 wigeon, and a couple redheads, dos gris and canvasbacks mixed in. Did anyone else this year notice the significant decrease in the amount of dos gris that made it down to the marshes?? last year it seemed as if we couldn't keep them off of us and this year we seriously may have killed 5 or 6! The second split was by far better for us than the first split but the last week of the season was about as slow as it gets. Thank goodness for redfish to salvage the day because the birds must have caught on to our 8 decoy spread in smaller potholes because they wouldn't come near us last week. Im sure some people had great seasons and others had bad ones but I hope ya'lls season was as enjoyable as mine. I didn't get to make hunts this year with my friends Capt. Marty Lacoste or Capt. Chris Venable but we will for sure be going on a few next year. Taking a few weeks off to concentrate on school and then time to get the Triton ready to go for fishing season.... also that means time to really empty out my wallet on gas
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