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2018 Waterfowl Reports
Sunday morning report. 2 guns, 3 apiece . 4 mallards, 1 woody and 1 gadwall.
Really weak morning flight, we both figured a tough shoot after a heavy blow on Saturday. Crisp cold 24 degress and windless this sunday morning. Some skim ice in the ponds. Partner hunted the normal waterhole and i hiked into flooded timber hole thats been holding a good number of orange feeters. Not much home on the this flightless morning. Bagged a few that we could. Winds are up now, might be a good afternoon for those putting in the time.
10 ducks in the smoker for a afternoon treat : )
Another fine morning! 20 degree drop and lots of wind. Partner and i scored 4 apiece. He slam dunked 4 rightaway early and i struggled most of the morning shooting in the high wind. Found redemption scoring two woodys in the gale winds.
Good push of mallards again. Too much wind, ducks appeared restless and impatient to negotiate the high wind for good decoy shooting. All day flights underway. Mid day hunts a good option.
Waterfowl Paradise, Pool 7
Reports of capsized duck hunter boat in pool 8, out from Stoddard. Careful folks in the high wind and big water.
Few birds seen were flying really high this morning. Shoulda had a drake woody if I'd of been paying attention. Had a little hen wd offer a shot, but let her go. Didn't fire a shot.
Really quiet this morning.
Flood waters dropping steady now.
Great morning hunt today. 4 mallard and 1 wood duck. Pond shooting over decoys. Spread wasnt right but didnt matter today. Cupped wings and orange feet all morning. Heavy push of mallards in the area, wood ducks getting lighter. Season peak for bird numbers IMO. Its going to be epic this weekend with bird numbers and major front knocking on the door. Black river water dropping back down to happier levels.
Flyway Highway, Pool 7 bottoms