December 01, 2019 at 12:21pm
With the nasty WNW winds predicted for Lady P this am,de Nuck and Futz Duck Busters decided a change of venue was in de cards and we separated and hunted different areas.Had three mottled ducks cruise by just at legal shooting time and dey burned me badly but heard shots ring out from hunters decent ways away and did NOT see anything leaving so hope dey connected.Not lotta ducks flying today but did hear plenty shooting,most likely coot shooters.Nuck sent me a text advising dat he got fine drake Woodie and I did NOT fire a shot!!Got disgusted at lack of ducks,headed back and got to Southfork and spotted what looked like dead coot but lucky me-turned out to be fine wood duck hen,not sure the origin but perhaps she landed in thick salvinia and no way was I leaving a prize like dat!!!Sometimes ya gotta make lemonade when ya get dealt lemons!!The other great news,besides getting brand-new Chapman 2-man pirogue with vinyl gunwales for less than half the retail price,was that the gent who sold her to me has nice palmetto tree in his yard and when I met with him yesterday to pick up Chapman,he allowed me to prune 6 huge branches off tree,can't beat them for incredible cover material.Hope to cash in on whatever ducks might make their way down with recent and up-coming fronts.Might just have to start targeting woodies in Bogue Chitto and Pearl River and gotta zig and zag to find shooting opportunities.With a 3-duck limit of woodies,why not target those incredible-tasting ducks!!!