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Honey Island Woodies 1 9 2020

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Figured this time would not forget dekes and would have decent chances at acrobatic Honey Island woodies and did chat with two diehards this am,portaging in 2-man Compagna pirogue while I toted in light-weight yak.Seems they had been doing well and admitted dat it took em quite a bit of exploring yesterday to limit out(had dey tried to convince de ole Mandevillian otherwise,woulda known dey bluffing)and thought today's solo trip would be best yet.Did not have dat many woodies anywhere near shooting range,had one flock of three at marginal at best range this am,took two quick shots at em and did NOT cut a feather,heard very little shooting,guess de woodies getting de message to avoid screeching and avoid flying too close to slough!!!Still had fun and round 7:10 am with nothing flying,took to de tree rat woods,saw exactly two tree rats,both scurrying on ground,never easy to target em once dey on ground,unless ya gots a squirrel dog to tree em!!!Ultimate insult-while headed back,took look on flooded slough and spotted fine pair of woodies and even those got nervous and quickly swam away way before I even could even think about trying to jump-shoot em!!Walked quite a ways,saw only the two tree rats hauling tail on ground and think I may forego woodies til Sunday.Got nasty weather headed our way and can't wait to get with GB3 and hit his fine SE Arkansas duck club,gotta have way more action than what USED to be Sportsman's Paradise.Gonna respond to post about ducks in flooded corn-typical BIG MONEY operations taking FULL advantage of MONSTER loop hole allowing bringing water to feed vs other way around!!!!!Sad,sad,sad,indeed but til dat Migratory Bird Treaty gets changed,wave of future and LA better get used to plenty of MT Skies for plenty time in future and past.Check out three consecutive sub-par seasons for MOST folks hunting LA,Pecan Island,Delacroix,Hopedale,NShore,etc.Very few respectable hunts and I know Venice has been superb for SOME folks just not as consistent as she used to be and parts of Delacroix have SOME ducks but not nearly as consistent as she used to be!!

Mandevillian

P.S. Got buddy with high-dollar club in superb freshwater marsh,probably well over 1500 acres and nary a duck on ALL DAT PRISTINE PROPERTY!!!
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Re: Honey Island Woodies 1 9 2020
Wingman,Bayoubob,advised dat he heard de Swamp gonna be closed til waters recede a tad,too bad as where we have been wasting bunch of time,NShore Marsh,not much of anything flying,not even coots and scaup,though if one were so-inclined,dey could get quick limit of coots for gumbo!!!Hope weather aint too wicked for us and seems like we appeared to dodge serious bullet today!!

Mandevillian
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Re: Honey Island Woodies 1 9 2020
No ducks ! Don’t know way you try ! Do know where theirs some big fat trout to catch going in morning, will give you a post when I get back 🧙‍♂️🎣
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Re: Honey Island Woodies 1 9 2020
Yep,Wiz,talked to both Dane and Buddy at Th night’s Abita KC Meeting and this coming Wed may be coming your way just not 100% sure. Getting cabin fever and Wifey and I headed to Slidell most likely gonna hit Sportsman’s Warehouse for few items possibly some fresh water stuff. Just placed Fish USA order for some freshwater stuff at incredible prices even better with promo code Fish USA provided and ordered bolt lever from Brownell’s to replace nicked up lever on trusty Beretta and probably won’t chase ducks tomorrow. Hard to pass on excellent table fare in woodies and probably gonna head back maybe Tues am. Catch em up.

Mandevillian
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