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#5556819 - 01/21/15 07:51 PM Duck harvest 2014-15 season, numbers vs 2013-14
Greekangler Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 09/05/04
Posts: 1498
Loc: North Tejas
Here we go. Hunted about 15 of 31 hunts YTD solo - young dog in training- I probably shot more birds this year than ever- but numbers definitely down.

I am typically done by 8:30 or 9


At 125 and counting, vs 170 last year total- does include 2 4 gun limits last year, so probably about the same.


Edited by Greekangler (01/21/15 07:58 PM)
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#5558717 - 01/22/15 05:11 PM Re: Duck harvest 2014-15 season, numbers vs 2013-14 [Re: Greekangler]
yakinthebox Offline
Tracker

Registered: 02/22/11
Posts: 521
Loc: TEXAS
Last year I hunted 10 times and got 32 ducks. Mind you that 2 of those hunts were new spots to me and they both resulted in a skunk...

But it equates to 3.2 ducks per hunt...

This year has been way worse than last...

This year I've only gotten 15 ducks so far through 8 hunts...

Which equates to 1.9 ducks per hunt. I've had 3 hunts with 2 ducks, 3 hunts with 3 ducks and 2 hunts with 0. It's been rough! I'm hoping to up that ratio this weekend but the way this season has been, I'm not counting on it. I don't get to hunt as much as I'd like and I'm to the point in my hunting career where I like to try new spots which sometimes results in fewer ducks...

At the end of the day though, it isn't about the number of birds taken... For instance, I shot 2 new species this year. (Redhead and a nice Ringer)

Here's hoping next year holds better hunting...

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#5558790 - 01/22/15 05:53 PM Re: Duck harvest 2014-15 season, numbers vs 2013-14 [Re: Greekangler]
Ben Lilly Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 11/25/12
Posts: 2797
Loc: here and there
Last year I shot a bunch but this year I shot quite a few. As far as hunts last year I went all the time but this year I went pretty often.

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#5558911 - 01/22/15 06:39 PM Re: Duck harvest 2014-15 season, numbers vs 2013-14 [Re: Greekangler]
#Hayraker Offline
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Registered: 01/19/08
Posts: 11669
Loc: Texas
I've had a pretty stellar season as usual so compared to past seasons I would say it's been about average.
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#5558970 - 01/22/15 07:04 PM Re: Duck harvest 2014-15 season, numbers vs 2013-14 [Re: Greekangler]
TOMCAT21 Offline


Registered: 04/15/09
Posts: 448
Loc: Keller, TX
Lost the lease. Worst season in about 10 years.

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#5558996 - 01/22/15 07:17 PM Re: Duck harvest 2014-15 season, numbers vs 2013-14 [Re: Greekangler]
BradyBuck Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/18/07
Posts: 5131
Loc: Abilene, TX
I'm at about 110 just birds I've shot. I think over 200 taken on all hunts. I've got it all down in a notebook that I'll count after the season is over. 19 or 20 hunts including a couple 4 and 5 man limit hunts. My best season by far but it's only my second season to hunt ducks. I hunted them pretty hard last year but spent half the season chasing deer.


Edited by BradyBuck (01/22/15 07:24 PM)

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#5559052 - 01/22/15 07:42 PM Re: Duck harvest 2014-15 season, numbers vs 2013-14 [Re: Greekangler]
Duck_Hunter Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 10/30/14
Posts: 3388
I shot 8 this year in two trips. Four each trip. The first was rough because we had three new hunters, one was on his first trip. We saw a lot of birds, but there were a lot of passing shots and confusion on when to take a shot or who should.

Second time was this past Monday at the same spot. There was three of us, one first timer. Saw far fewer birds, but also took fewer shots and there was less chaos.

Eight birds, about the same as lays year, but I learned a lot more this year. I am looking for a lease for next year and plan on hiring a guide or two.
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#5559060 - 01/22/15 07:45 PM Re: Duck harvest 2014-15 season, numbers vs 2013-14 [Re: Greekangler]
TTUhunter4 Offline
Tracker

Registered: 07/03/10
Posts: 626
Loc: Texas
I'm at 93 through 22 hunts. Similar to last year. About 4.25 birds per hunt. This is only counting birds I personally shot.

Hunts - 22

Ducks:
Redheads - 7
Ring necks - 12
Gadwall - 31
Shovelers - 4
Wigeon - 17
Mallards - 6
GW Teal - 11
Pintail - 3
Canvasbacks - 1
Bufflehead - 1

Total: 93


Edited by TTUhunter4 (01/22/15 07:47 PM)
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#5560815 - 01/23/15 05:02 PM Re: Duck harvest 2014-15 season, numbers vs 2013-14 [Re: BradyBuck]
yakinthebox Offline
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Registered: 02/22/11
Posts: 521
Loc: TEXAS
Originally Posted By: BradyBuck
I'm at about 110 just birds I've shot. I think over 200 taken on all hunts. I've got it all down in a notebook that I'll count after the season is over. 19 or 20 hunts including a couple 4 and 5 man limit hunts. My best season by far but it's only my second season to hunt ducks. I hunted them pretty hard last year but spent half the season chasing deer.



IS that just you or your whole group?

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#5560832 - 01/23/15 05:11 PM Re: Duck harvest 2014-15 season, numbers vs 2013-14 [Re: Greekangler]
TXPride Offline
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Registered: 12/11/07
Posts: 1876
Loc: Lost
I think I had more skunks than actual birds killed
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#5560881 - 01/23/15 05:39 PM Re: Duck harvest 2014-15 season, numbers vs 2013-14 [Re: yakinthebox]
BradyBuck Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/18/07
Posts: 5131
Loc: Abilene, TX
Originally Posted By: yakinthebox
Originally Posted By: BradyBuck
I'm at about 110 just birds I've shot. I think over 200 taken on all hunts. I've got it all down in a notebook that I'll count after the season is over. 19 or 20 hunts including a couple 4 and 5 man limit hunts. My best season by far but it's only my second season to hunt ducks. I hunted them pretty hard last year but spent half the season chasing deer.



IS that just you or your whole group?


I've shot about 116 ducks myself.

I've got the total shot by our group on all hunts I've been on but I haven't counted it up yet. I'm sure it's well over 200.


Edited by BradyBuck (01/23/15 05:55 PM)

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#5561166 - 01/23/15 08:13 PM Re: Duck harvest 2014-15 season, numbers vs 2013-14 [Re: Greekangler]
beaversnipe Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 01/17/10
Posts: 14775
Loc: Terlingua,TX
191 ducks
34 hunts including 3 hunts out of state


Edited by beaversnipe (01/23/15 08:19 PM)

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#5561213 - 01/23/15 08:39 PM Re: Duck harvest 2014-15 season, numbers vs 2013-14 [Re: Greekangler]
Navasot Offline
Natty Love

Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 25956
Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
87 in 6 hunts if I'm counting the pics right.. Always got a few folks with me
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#5564120 - 01/25/15 07:00 PM Re: Duck harvest 2014-15 season, numbers vs 2013-14 [Re: Greekangler]
TOMCAT21 Offline


Registered: 04/15/09
Posts: 448
Loc: Keller, TX
Nine hunts. 29 birds vs. 65 last year. All but one hunt guided as we lost our lease this year. High point was last Monday, hunting public, when we had a pair come in on a string. I called the shot and my son and I stood and both fired at the same time and both birds folded up stone dead. He'll be off to college next year so it won't be the same without him. Nice way to end a pretty mediocre (and expensive) season.

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#5564125 - 01/25/15 07:02 PM Re: Duck harvest 2014-15 season, numbers vs 2013-14 [Re: Greekangler]
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THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 02/24/07
Posts: 7905
Loc: Palestine
This was my first season keeping track of what I shot. I hunted quite a bit more this year than in years past and shot quite a few more fowl.

81 ducks
2 geese
1 merganser


19 - GWT
18 - Gadwall
13 - Mallard
10 - BWT
10 - spoonies
4 - woodie
3 - blackjack
3 - wigeon
1 - hoodie
1 - Pintail
1 - snow
1 - Ross
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