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Aerial Duck Survey November 2019

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See attached aerial survey done by Mr. Larry Reynolds - November 2019
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Hopping this front overnight brings down more for the weekend. Good luck to all and stay safe on the water!!
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That's strange. Zero shovelers for southeast Louisiana ?
We have been seeing hundreds! They must of been hiding out during the survey. Lol
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I guess why we need to remember when looking at these numbers is that it represents what was counted on that day, on those flight lines. I know from my experience that you can drive in any direction in the marsh and go from seeing thousands to seeing zero. Sometimes in as little distance as a mile. You can also see clouds of ducks on Thursday and the same area be void of Ducks by Sunday. I try to take these numbers with a grain of salt knowing that it’s a count of what was seen that day only, that line only. Hunting reports from this weekend will paint a better picture of what’s going on with the ducks this year. Good luck to all and post those reports after the hunt.
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Well, we check our lease the same way annually, this year is the least ducks I've ever scouted going back 20 years and the feed in our ponds is near the best its ever been. that said most of those 20 years the opener was a double digit day of November and I think there is a lot to come. Last year we had a good push of ducks in early December but most left because feed was sparse after the late storm. this year I think we will hold birds well. the only Silver lining I see in the count is that BW numbers are holding for the opener, pretty sure they will be gone in a week, hopefully replaced by GW teal. Cheers to all and good hunting.
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Kinda strange,indeed,that zero mallards and zero shovelers were counted in SE and hope springs eternal with feed in the areas I hunt extremely thick and with the fronts barreling down plus the absolute perfect timing of frigid weather N of us should bode well for all of us.I totally agree with Proud Pop's assessment and have a hunting buddy down in Venice right now and he texted me saying the ducks are down here but definitely NOT concentrated,same as what I have heard on NShore.Bums me out that I have been way too busy with Medicare Consulting schedule to at least try to half-way scout and Bayoubob and I gonna try a mid-week hunt in Coastal Zone next Wed.I still need to wrap up camo job on antique Chapman pirogue and have some maintenance to do on much-younger Chapman.Did pick up 6 nice coot decoys,gonna add dem lil attractants to de spread(have seen coot colonies,never a bad sign).Good luck to all Coastal Zone hunters,gonna hit Coastal Zone after Opener,way too crowded where we hunt Coastal Zone and just picked up Medicare Client who not only has Venice Camp but mudboat with tricked-out motor and can't wait to twist his lil finger to head S to Venice asap!!!

Mandevillian
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I don't pay too much attention to duck surveys. I hunt ducks when I can and almost always find some. Good hunting.
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i have a question. Where is the line that separates the east and west. And more specifically, what area does the Atchafalaya and Wax Deltas fall in?
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Marsh Island is the West and the Wax is the East. There is no transect line flown on the wax but it is flown on Marsh Island and the Atchafalaya.
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