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Second Weekend Duck Report

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The second weekend seemed like the middle of the second split as far as the way the ducks are acting. The ducks are already kind of scared of the blind. We had several groups come take a look at the decoy spread only to stay far enough away where we did not get good shots. We do hunt the big water ponds (that is what my lease has) and there is always a chance that could happen. A contributor to what happened over the weekend was zero wind blue bird days both Saturday and Sunday, nothing other than the two spinners was moving. Tide was on the low side both days which usually helps.

I have hunted the same area for many years with similar set ups but this year is off to a different start. We usually do very well in the first split. Very few grey ducks was forecast and is a reality. We are shooting Dosgris earlier than normal, they are fun to shoot but I would prefer other ducks. My blind with two guys shot 8 ducks Saturday and 7 ducks Sunday.

We will keep hunting ducks either way because there is no such thing as a bad day in the marsh, just some better than others. Looking forward to the Thanksgiving day 3 day weekend hunting action for better or worse.

Picture from Saturday.
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Don't feel like de Lone Ranger as I saw the same thing hunting Big Branch Sat and Sun and there are not many greys in the first place and from reports I have gotten from other folks hunting East Zone,greys by them already in mid-to-late season form,disappointing to say the least!!Good luck the balance of your season and I hunt about exclusively Public/Federal land and the biggest advantage is that I can move on a whim,set up where the ducks want to be and mobility critical on Public/Federal lands.Hard to rely upon mottled ducks,mallards,woodies for local hunts but will gladly alter tactics to take advantage of what species might be hanging around.Good luck and feels great having trusty ole Beretta Extrema rolling whatever ducks make de fatal error of getting close enough!!!

Mandevillian
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Hey Delta, do you have any new reports since the weekend? I am trying to find some encouragement to go give it a go in the AM for a quick shoot. But honestly, I have not heard 1 good report anywhere in the Coastal Zone.
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