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Sad End to Sorry Season 2020

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Quick report before heading to 4:00 pm Mass-de Nuck and Futz Duo tried in vain to see what might transpire on possibly de last NShore hunt,at least for me,and weather allowing,he may venture out tomorrow.Saw the typical mottled ducks and did take quick shot at big flock of whistling ducks but they were marginal at best and dat was it-decided to take apart pirogue blind a tad early(had 10:00 am quitting time agreed upon)and wouldn't ya know it-four trophy mallards decided to fly just a tad outta range and who knows-had I NOT taken apart palmetto blind and tried singing some mallard music(heard quite a few mallard/mottled ducks quacking up a storm),dey mighta decided to join de plastic parade in front of my fine,well-hidden blind,love combining what is there naturally and supplementing giant palmetto branches to it-NOT going tomorrow was hoping to fis but Mother Nature tossing us wicked curve!!

Mandevillian,sadly ending season a day early.
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Although the Nuck and Futz duo had a tough season in da north shore marsh, I salute you guys for the relentless pursuit of waterfowl bliss. I’ve enjoyed reading your post this season and every day I kept hoping to see a successful hunt with lots of ducks and smiling faces. Look forward to having you guys up here at my Arkansas camp this week. Can’t wait to hunt with you guys!
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Thanks,thanks,many thanks,GB3.I will never forget the feeling I got when de Nuck and Futz Duo was basically sky-watching,hunting separate blinds and think both of us were bored outta our gourds checking LA Sportsman when ya sent us de invite to join ya.Yep,we know ya last few hunts up in Arkansas been stinkeroos but we are at the very end of a sorry season in LA and at least hope springs eternal and de Arkansas season extends until the end of this month,just like our season will do next season.Whatever de results,we most definitely are looking forward to nice change of scenery,camraderie,etc-all dat goes into duck hunting and on our way back yesterday,I was telling Bayoubob about the exploits of a young fellow I have been in contact with about three seasons(this season their group harvested over 600 ducks,mostly in LA-Venice was their sweet spot)and we joked about finding freezer space for 600 ducks!!!Katrina year was our banner year on NShore,think the devastation of Delacroix Marsh led ducks to NShore and doubt we will EVER have dat type of success,especially on NShore.Just to satisfy come curiosity,I checked dietary habits of various species of ducks and knew about this but confirmed that delicious-eating teal eat snails,tiny invertebrates,etc and they never taste fishy,unlike divers like scaup that eat PLENTY fish and guess how dey taste!!!Mottled ducks and mallards are dabblers,might eat small minnows and I have NEVER eaten a fishy mallard/mottled duck!!I have yet to clean a mallard/mottled duck with any fish in them and I ALWAYS clean duck gizzards and I have found PLENTY snail fragments in both blue and green wing teal!!!Hope we find us a few trophies!!!

Mandevillian
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Re: Sad End to Sorry Season 2020
Wanted to add few pics to show how incredibly effective Chapman pirogue blind is plus shot of gorgeous marsh and when all we had to shoot was a few mallards/mottled ducks,why not head to an area like this with plenty to lure mallards/mottled ducks!!!Too bad I shut down yesterday's hunt bout 15 minutes too early(Duck Hunting 101!!!).Not to worry,got a few more hunts left in de Nuck and Futz Duo and he decided against paddle-in hunt today and Wifey and I are going fishing after getting breakfast and I get chance to scope out Sports section of de Advocate!!

Mandevillian
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Best news I coulda received came in version of few texts from none other than GB3,he is up at his duck camp in SE Arkansas and just as Wifey and I were launching de ole SouthFork in steady down-pour,got one duck hunt report pic then much later got what was probably their final tally,very promising and yep de grass definitely greener in Arkansas and also got incredible duck pic from de young gun whose group needs to be nicknamed 'De Venice Duck Assasins'.Looks like de Nuck and Futz Duo may be in for some decent hunts in SE Arkansas.Hope definitely springs eternal!!!

Mandevillian

P.S. Dem Venice Duck Assasins went W to Amarillo
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