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Too Many Big Branch Busts 1 2 2020

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Well,well,seems de Nuck and Futz Duck Busters might be catching a huge break in the form of unbelievable offer to hunt the SE Arkansas club of fellow Sportsman who USED to hunt Big Branch Marsh and has been following my reports and guess he feels sorry for us with all de hard work,preparation,dedication,etc we routinely put in and bust it de ole-school way,transporting Chapman pirogues well into interior ponds where we USED to pound out some quality ducks.Got back to this fellow and will exchange contact info and see what we can arrange.Bayoubob and I purposely delayed our launch this am to await rainstorms and launched de ole but extremely reliable SouthFork round 6:30 am,heard some shooting,spooked plenty,plenty teal,mottled ducks,etc and we each hunted separate ponds and neither of us emerged with anything.Did have group of 6 mallards looking like dey wanted to listen to some mallard music but dey decided to land over 300 yards away!!!Got perhaps a few more Big Branch hunts in de ole body and looking very forward to change of pace in form of Arkansas trip!!!Good luck to all duck hunters,whether they hitting Delacroix,Hopedale,Venice,etc.Got pockets of ducks in all dem areas,none concentrated as far as I can determine!!!

Mandevillian
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Re: Too Many Big Branch Busts 1 2 2020
GB3,Great chatting with ya today and Bayoubob and I are chomping at de bit for a chance at some Arkansas green plus possible pintail or two.He made great couple of hunts in SW Texas,getting trophy sprig and dat is one bird dat has thus far eluded me.Have killed a few drakes but immature with NO sprig!!!Can't believe how many folks we know between us and so incredible to get invite to join ya real soon!!!Crazy me gonna try few sloughs for woodies tomorrow,chase some tree rats afterwards and hope water in Swamp has receded a tad since last trip this past Tues!!!Hard to believe our beloved duck season bout over and I am way behind my typical pace for mallards,think my best year was the year I personally shot 8 greenies with at least two hens and all that was local!!What really stings is that the local Marsh,once thriving with quality birds now has but a fraction and NO ONE can try to convince me that habitat destruction the culprit as when we pick up decoys,typically they have ton of grass on them and when water levels recede like after strong N,NNW or NW winds,grass is covering up water surface and grass dat ducks eat like coontail and widgeon grass.Don't see nearly the volume of coots we used to see but this past Wed,Bayoubob and I saw no less than 500-600 coots on our way back to launch spot.Hope de stars and moon align and we get in some epic hunts!!!Thanks,thanks,many thanks and can't wait to reciprocate!!!

Mandevillian
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