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Looked at predicted wind and feel-like temp and kinda figured there would be little to no competition and was right on track.Arrived at de Swamp right at 4 :00 am,slowly entered and was at launch well before anyone else and slowly made my way to exact island I hunted this past Th,texted GB3 and he sent me awesome pic of his mallard haul yesterday evening and I was keeping de ole body warm with generous supply of coffee and thick waterfowl outerwear kept frigid elements at bay!!!Patiently awaited legal shooting time and similar pattern unfolded today-had shot at fairly long-range solo and not long later another solo flew by,this one got hit twice but not quite good enough to fall and ducks were dive-bombing fairly consistently,trouble was they were incredibly silent,finally cashed in on nice hen that did come home with me.Fellows next to me did fire a number of rounds as did fellow between us and not sure if either hunt party cashed in!We all departed bout the same time,round 7:15 am and had I been a tad more vigilant,possibly coulda had one or two more woodies.Took note of where the most consistent wood duck activity came from and plan a return trip tomorrow!!!Can't wait to get older son to smoke some more waterfowl and he did a superb job on large snow I shot in Lake Village Tues(tag-team effort,no doubt)!!GB3,mighty fine greenies ya sent me pic of!!

Mandevillian
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   BlueShamu
Hey, Mandy….which Chapman is that? Any regrets or wish you would have gotten another model/size for any particular reason?
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Dat is the two man version and absolutely zero regrets probably best pirogue on market. Buddy of mine mistakenly bought one man version NEVER do dat unless ya wanna tumble out. Love my fleet of Chapman’s have four.

Mandevillian
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Tried to post bout today BUT zero luck. Bottom line is left dekes at home generous hunter let me borrow three neither of us connected on a duck though I did fire two shells one each at small flocks. Heard lotta shooting S and N of me and might take outdoors writer this coming Wed. Lake P a mudflat based upon visit to Cane Bayou Launch plus read today’s Joe Macaluso Advocate Outdoors article.

Mandevillian
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   BlueShamu
It’s that time of the year for low tides and north winds making them even lower!
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Yep,Blue Shamu,Mudflat central ain’t exactly what a duck hunter wants to see and hope we get some strong S and E winds to replenish Lake P and the Pontchartrain Basin. ????????

Mandevillian
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