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Opening Weekend 2020 Duck Report

Date hunted 11/14/20:

With warm temperatures, tide slightly above normal and a slight breeze we hit the marsh for another opening day of big duck season. We had guys in three different blinds on the duck lease. I hunted with my son and one of his friends and it started rather slow, but it was steady with some shots for us. Enjoyed letting the youngsters shoot as I was the monkey in the middle hitting the duck call trying to get ducks to work. We shot a mixed bag greys, teal, one pintail, redheads and dosgris. We hunted until 9:00 and three of us shot 17. One of the other blinds shot a two man limit 12 and the other blind shot 6. We had a rookie in the group who shot his first duck, that is always nice to see that happen.

We just don’t have opening days like we used to with a lot of ducks in the sky. I know those days are over but there is always hope.

Some of my friends hunted other areas and did well while others struggled. Location, location is king.

Date hunted 11/15/20:
Blue bird day with the tide a little higher than Saturday with very little wind. Usually there is a big drop off after opening day and this year was no different. We had guys in two blinds. Two of us in my blind shot 4 ducks and the other blind shot 6.
Not sure how ya Opener Last Season fared out but be willing to be this was a better Opening Weekend.Bayoubob and I gonna sneak in Coastal Zone hunt this Th and he fully-retired,got him nice machete for somewhat of a gag retirement party gift and he already harvested us 16 giant palmetto branches and I snagged 7 in my mom's Kenner backyard!!!Love my palmetto Chapman pirogue blinds!!!

Worst opener by a mile for me in Delacroix. 2 grays Saturday, both shortly after LST, then did not fire after 6:05am, awful. Reports were mixed across my network in the area, some did well but most did poorly. Sunday reports as a whole were even worse, and we ended up with 5 in my blind. Blinds that smoked them Saturday, struggled Sunday. No wind, clear skies, warm temps, nothing moved.