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Opening Duck Season Report

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Date Hunted 11/10/2018:

The cold front passed through Friday afternoon and the winds never let up the entire weekend. Tide was a little on the high side most of the weekend. The hyacinth in our area are making things difficult, the ponds and where we can hunt change day to day depending on wind direction. Very annoying.

Opening day after putting out decoys we pulled up in he blind and my hunting buddy tells me he forgot his gun at the camp. So taking turns we hunted with one gun and shot 11 ducks for the day. 3 greys - 1 motled - 1 drake canvasback - 4 teal - 2 dosgris.

Date hunted 11/11/2018:

Had two guns in the blind today and shot a limit. 2 motled - 7 teal - 3 dosgris.

Overall not seeing a lot of ducks in the sky as forecast particularly a lack of grey ducks we normally see in the first split.
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Delta, we struggled Saturday in Delacroix. It was so windy that the teal could not set up right and we only had a few passing shots. Then we moved to a pothole to get out of the relentless NE wind and shot our 3 Motts. We finished with 5 BW teal and 3 motts Saturday. Crazy thing is that the water was low for us and we could not get where we wanted to be Saturday. Sunday the water came up a good 6-8' and we were able to get situated and the teal fest began just after daylight. And thousands of snipe too! We killed our 3 man limit of snipe on six shots! (24). On ducks, we shot 1 grey and 11 mixed BW and GW teal.
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Correction: Tide came up 6-8 inches, not feet. And we killed 17 mixed teal and 1 grey on Sunday.
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Gadwall,Got excellent reports from a buddy hunting pristine Delacroix private land and they limited out both days within about an hour,mostly teal.Hope my East Zone Opener goes half dat well-I hunt Federal/Public Land and always a crap-shoot Opening Day but typically after Opening Day madness,lots less hunters out and about,no problem with dat and I love mid-week hunts when little to no pressure anywhere I hunt.Got incredible Venice reports as well,think these fronts Heaven-sent!!!

Mandevillian

P.S. Venice hunter sent pic of banded mottled duck!!
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Hunted PAC on Saturday. Had one small group of teal come close enough to shoot (of course I missed). No other ducks came close.
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