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#5492908 - 12/22/14 11:55 AM Mallard in the Laguna Madre
thirdcoastfisher Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 02/03/13
Posts: 7
Came home for the holidays and booked a hunt this morning and tomorrow with Chris Shindledecker. It was my brother in law's first time hunting and I told him if we were lucky we'd shoot some pintails, but we'd for sure be on the redheads.

Chris took us to a great little spot out in the Laguna Madre and within 10 minutes of shooting time we had a few pintails down. It was a real bluebird morning early on and things went dead as the sun came up. We had a couple mottled ducks land outside of the decoys and as I heard them quacking I figured on a slow morning like this I'd get out the ole mallard hen call and try and call them in. I quacked back and forth with them for awhile but they found a real duck to talk to and swam off. I kept quacking from time to time just to kill the boredom and sure enough about 10 minutes later here comes a duck swimming over to our decoys like he's interested in the quack.

He made it into the decoys before Chris and I both realized it was a mallard. I think I went into a bit of shock at seeing a mallard drake in the Laguna Madre, but my brother in law didn't know to be shocked and as soon as that mallard started to take off he smoked him. Gotta say it's a first for me seeing, let alone having one of the guys in my group kill, a mallard on the laguna. Even got to finish off the day with a few more pintails, a redhead, and a GWT. Definitely not the hunt I was expecting on a 70 degree bluebird day in Corpus.

Pic for proof:

Edited by thirdcoastfisher (12/22/14 12:58 PM)

#5493072 - 12/22/14 01:15 PM Re: Mallard in the Laguna Madre [Re: thirdcoastfisher]
STX Waterfowler Offline

Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 102
Loc: Nueces County, TX
Dude right on!

#5493087 - 12/22/14 01:20 PM Re: Mallard in the Laguna Madre [Re: thirdcoastfisher]
TxDuck24 Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 12/14/09
Posts: 2108
Loc: Seadrift,Tx
We shot one in POC this November

Ruffling Feathers Guide Service
Capt. Brandon Kendrick
Port O' Connor, Tx

#5493594 - 12/22/14 05:25 PM Re: Mallard in the Laguna Madre [Re: thirdcoastfisher]
Trozacky Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 04/06/10
Posts: 1058
Loc: Round Rock
Nice hunt!

#5493637 - 12/22/14 05:37 PM Re: Mallard in the Laguna Madre [Re: thirdcoastfisher]
Fallen Feathers Taxidermy Offline

Registered: 01/21/08
Posts: 731
Loc: Texoma
Good deal
Fallen Feathers Waterfowl Taxidermy
Jeremy Holmes
Sherman Tx

Offering quality waterfowl taxidermy at a competitive rate!!
Serving North Texas and surrounding areas since 2012

903-328-0541 call or text

#5494000 - 12/22/14 07:51 PM Re: Mallard in the Laguna Madre [Re: thirdcoastfisher]
Jeff Elder Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 01/09/08
Posts: 6228
Loc: Weatherford/Albany / Matagorda...
We shot 10 on Sunday
North central TX duck and dove hunts

Cell 817-597-0781

#5494472 - 12/22/14 10:54 PM Re: Mallard in the Laguna Madre [Re: thirdcoastfisher]
trash2 Offline
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Registered: 09/01/12
Posts: 351

Edited by trash2 (12/23/14 08:16 AM)


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