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This duck season has been the spottest I have ever seen. One day we would do real well the next day 0. Then the Saturday before 08 we killed a limit two days in a row then that has turned into to 8 days in a row. I think it really has a lot to do with the amount of water in our field and once we finally got it to 5 to 6 inches deep the ducks have stayed in our field but then again I have been trying to figure out ducks for 30 years and the day I think I got it they prove me wrong. I will know one thing for sure the increase in every farmer Crawfishing is hurting the rice field hunting. 15 years ago it was crops then duck hunting now it is crawfish, crops and duck hunting a distant 3rd. Puddle ducks come to rice fields and puddle ducks will not stay with water they can not feed in. If the water goes over your knee boots it is to deep. Because of the big money I understand why they are all crawfishing and do not blame them but it has a complete contridiction to duck hunting. Water deeper, bigger levees, less cover etc. The thing that bothers me is that they have so many fields why not crawfish the ones they do not have leased duck blinds until the end of the season then crawfish the ones with ducks blinds. WIN WIN SITUATION because regardless of what they say they make all profit on the duck hunter and if it was not making money they would not lease the blind. I am lucky that my farmers work with me but each year it gets tuffer and tuffer. One blind your could troll for marlins in it. Good luck I got three 20 days left and getting a little depressed.
I am looking at the mid central part of the United States and have not seen that much snow storms in many years. This is the type of weather they talk about to have the big push we need. In Des Moines it will not get above 29 degrees for 6 days and snowing. If this does not give us a give push then all that weather stuff is complete bull. Here are the temps. in Des Moines, Iowa
Today High 20
Snow on 4 of those days. Just got back from a wonderful trip to Arkansas and they are bone dry but had two great days of hunts at Flying Feathers Outfitters. I would recommend this outfit to anyone who would like a Arkansas duck hunt. It is not some big high dollar outfit just some nice accomadtions run by some REAL duck hunters. They have two fields with water and we were fortunate. We went to Mack's and were able to hear about the duck situation and from all accounts there are not a lot of ducks in Arkansas right now as are there not alot of ducks in Louisiana. First day we killed 10 mallards 2 widgeon limit of 8 specks. Second day killed our limit of mallards(14 greenheads, 2 hens)2 widgeon, 4 teal and again a limit of 8 specks. The geese there are unbelievable. We could have killed 20 man limit easy. Anyways they are bone dry so if this does push the ducks they will be in Louisiana quick. Good luck to all in the second split.
Just proof you gotta be in the blind, you just never know. Opening weekend for us is usually very good normally kill a limit out of at least one of our blinds. Well needless to say we were far from that on Sat. and Sun. Decided to give Tuesday a try and needless to say we had a great day in the blind with great friends. Killed 24 ducks(17 teal 7 big ducks could have killed more but took our good eating teal early)5 specks and 1 stinky snow. What a great day.
I have been hunting near Bunkie/Whiteville area for over 20 years. In those years at least one of my blinds kills limits and more often then not both blinds kill limits. We killed 5 out of one blind and 7 out of the other. I had heard all the ducks are in the marsh but I can now confirm they are not in Whiteville. I think only one person in Whiteville limited out and that is very rare. I guess because it was so dry and they started pumping late that the birds just bypassed south central LA. Good luck it can only get better.
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Does anyone know of a deer club around the Bunkie, Marksville area. I have a duck lease in that area but was looking for an area to hunt deer in the afternoons and other times. Please email me with any information.
Bunkie Area: First let me say I hope all the other diehards had a great year of duck hunting. Regardless of the numbers it is always my favorite time of the year. This year I hunted about 40 days and enjoyed everyone of them. We normally kill between 400 to 700 ducks a year out of two blinds. Last year was exceptional and we killed over 900 ducks in two blinds and we had a great mallard season. We all figured last year would be tough to follow but with the 1st split numbers at over 200 birds we thought it might be better. The brakes slammed on when the second split hit. We did have some great hunts but I bet we killed only 20 mallards all year compared to 225 last year. I am very happy for hunters in the south, southwest part of the state(white lake, pecan island, mallard bay and west) who had a banner year they deserved it after the struggles of the last year. I am not complaining about my year but after I saw the recent duck count of over 4 million birds in the state I am just astonished we did not have a better season because our area always has its share of ducks even on the lean years. We had more ducks and geese in our are before and thru the first split and I think they hammered the bulk of the food. Good luck to all and a great 2007 while we all anticipate the 07 08 duck season. I guess I will work on getting off the usual 15lbs winter layer I put on during duck season. Here are our final number out of our 2 blinds in the Bunkie/Whiteville area. HOOKED ON QUACK
397 Ducks(80 percent teal)
72 Geese(95 percent specks)
The duck hunting in the Bunkie area is not too good right now but the goose hunting with the fog has been great. I have posted a picture of Sundays slaughter. Five hunters we had 10 Specks, 24 Snows and Blues. All were killed out of regular pit blind no rags or huge spreads. I hear the ducks are stacked in the marsh all I know is the masses of ducks in the first split are gone in the Bunkie area. Good luck and Merry X-Mas. Hooked On Quack
I am hoping someone could recommend a good Arkansas Ducking Hunting outfit with lodging. I am looking to buy a trip for a Christmas Gift and I know that word of mouth is the best way to find a good duck hunting outfit. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Took Tuesday and Wednesday off but headed back out on Thursday. We hunted 3 and ended up with 14 ducks mostly teal but had a couple of greys and 1 widgeon. On Friday morning woke to very thick fog that did not lift until 1030am. Fortunately we ended up limiting out on 12 teal and killed one speck. Saturday morning we got a late start but had 3 in the blind and killed our limit had 12 teal 3 greys 1 widgeon 2 poonies. Felt very fortunate because fog again and zero wind all day. Finished up the holiday weekend today hunting 3 in the blind killing 9 ducks(1 pintail, 2 greys, 6 teal) and 2 specks. The wind picked up to about 10 mph today and helped to work the birds but just not as many flying. I feel very fortunate because the weather was horrible for hunting ducks but one thing I will say is we need some new ducks because these ducks have been hammered down on pretty good. Just wondering has everyone notice there are not that many big ducks down we are killing mostly teal? This is fine with me for the gravys but dam I love to work those big ducks. Good luck to all and hopefully this blast they are calling for mid week will not stall out.
Wow it lived up to everything I thought it would. We had a total of eight hunters on opening morning hunting two blinds. Killed 48 ducks and 6 geese. The majority of the ducks were teal but there were quite a few big ducks. Sunday we hunted 4 hunters and killed our 24 ducks again. Hand full were big ducks the rest teal. This morning Monday November 20th hunted 3 hunters and killed 18 ducks 16 teal, 1 greenhead, 1 widgeon. I really was amazing to see the ducks and geese down in my area. We usually have a good duck season even on the lean years but no doubt this is the most ducks I have seen for opening day in a long time. I swear it looks like the end of the season when there are ducks are all along the side of the road in every field. I am sure things will slow down but I always feel very fortunate to be in a duck blind with good friends.
GOOD LUCK THE REST OF THE FIRST SPLIT
I saw a report that someone rented that there camp in Cypermort Point. I was wondering if anyone had that number to rent the camp. If anyone has the number please email it to me or respond.
I have been hunting for 25 years plus and usually hunt between 35 to 45 days a year. I am not saying I am a good hunter but I have definetly put in my time. I have been hunting in the Bunkie area for the last 16 years and have averaged about 350 ducks and 80 specks a year. Since I have been hunting I have never killed a banded duck or duck jewelry as hardcore duck hunters say. This year I was lucky enough to kill a speck with a band but four of us were shooting. Since I had never gotten one in the 25 plus they gave it to me and my dog picked it up. Even after this I wanted MY OWN BAND and BELIEVE OR NOT TWO DAYS LATER I KILLED A BANDED SNOW GOOSE THAT DECOYED TO MY SPECK CALL early in the morning. Now for the amazing part Sat. of this past weekend my brother and I killed a banded mallard hen. I guess I must have done something to please the duck gods this year but to be skunked for 25 plus and NOW 3 bands in one year. We are mounting the mallard but I got the two others hanging around my neck. We have also had probably the best hunting season in over 10 years especially the mallards. As of right now our total harvest is about 32 percent mallards which is very good. We have till this Sunday. MAYBE ONE MORE THIS WEEK.
What a week. This picture is from yesterdays hunt from to blinds near bunkie. All week has been limits in two blinds except for today but still great hunts. The season really has been amazing. We are killing mallards on just about every hunt. The tally for yesterday was as follows:
Blind One 3 Man:
10 GW Teal
Blind Two: 2 Man
Todays Totals in two 3 man blinds same ones as yesterday:
Good Luck and HAVE A HAPPY NEW YEARS! BE SAFE
4 Man Limit of ducks and 4 specks. This hunt was in the Bunkie area. It was was one of the best first split hunts I have had in a very long time hunting this area. The way the big ducks worked was amazing. The final tally wasz:
1 Mottle Duck
4 GW teal
Good luck and hope eveyone finishes off well this weekend and a has a great second split.
Well what a wonderful duck eve it was on Friday and the anticipation was great. I have been hunting in Whiteville LA for 16 years. We have limited out on opening day for the last 8 years and with all the ducks I saw figured it would be 9. Got to the blind with a heavy head from DUCK EVE and was amazed to see barely any birds. We saw many ducks high but none would land. Normally we have a limit by 7am and the teal are landing next to my dog picking up the dead teal but not today by any stetch of the imagination. Well it was probably the worst opening day as we ended up with 11 birds(4 GW teal, 1 Redhead(crazy I know), 1 Grey, 5 POONIES), still a good hunt but not something I am use to on opening day. I still had a great time and I am very excited about the rest of the season. I figured you got to post the bad as much as you post the good. Talked to many hunters in the area and it was very mixed. Seems like the people who have been having water for over a month did very well. Today was bad for everyone I talked to in my area. Good luck to all and what a great day it is when duck season is open.