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#6029677 - 11/14/15 06:45 PM We've got Arkansas problems...
Creek2Creek Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 11/09/15
Posts: 272
Loc: NTX Bottomland
I quickly realized while in college in northeast Arkansas that the green heads didn't hit the timber till the acorns sank. Arkansas is notorious for too much water too early leaving the acorns ripe and floating throughout the thicket, making it very difficult to isolate the green.

We normally kill about 50% green, but this year so far, we only have 6 of em down, exactly 5% of the birds we have killed!. While cruising through thicket today, I noticed the problem. Got a plan for tomorrow... Hunting the edges up against some brush. They are loafing in the open and letting their meals come to them... Lazy birds! Not my favorite way to hunt, but we smarter than they are... Come on cold so we can get back to the woods

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#6029703 - 11/14/15 07:04 PM Re: We've got Arkansas problems... [Re: Creek2Creek]
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Interesting. I've never thought of that.
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#6030680 - 11/15/15 01:12 PM Re: We've got Arkansas problems... [Re: Creek2Creek]
texassippi Offline
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Registered: 08/06/15
Posts: 413
Loc: North Texas
Well what's the verdict, sir? Y'all get on some birds this morning?

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#6030871 - 11/15/15 03:31 PM Re: We've got Arkansas problems... [Re: Creek2Creek]
Creek2Creek Offline
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Registered: 11/09/15
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Loc: NTX Bottomland
Yes we did. I'll post a pic in the morning when I get to work.

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#6031191 - 11/15/15 06:45 PM Re: We've got Arkansas problems... [Re: Creek2Creek]
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Registered: 10/29/15
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Loc: N Texas
Arkansas timber is high on the bucket list
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#6031398 - 11/15/15 08:01 PM Re: We've got Arkansas problems... [Re: Creek2Creek]
Creek2Creek Offline
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Registered: 11/09/15
Posts: 272
Loc: NTX Bottomland
Surface drive and miles is all u need. Felsenthal, bayou meto, hurricane, and Rainey brake are the big ones. I've hunted them all. I prefer Rainey Brake and hurricane. Less traffic and plenty of birds. Texans tend to get lost in the meto. At least this one does!

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#6031566 - 11/15/15 08:58 PM Re: We've got Arkansas problems... [Re: Creek2Creek]
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Registered: 09/15/04
Posts: 394
Loc: East Texas
Originally Posted By: Creek2Creek
Surface drive and miles is all u need. Felsenthal, bayou meto, hurricane, and Rainey brake are the big ones. I've hunted them all. I prefer Rainey Brake and hurricane. Less traffic and plenty of birds. Texans tend to get lost in the meto. At least this one does!


Man I had a timber hunt of a life time last year in one of those mentioned above. Will be headed back this January to try it again. Nothing else compares to a timber shoot with 1000's of birds. Watched mallards work several timber holes none stop all morning long. Coach

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#6032167 - 11/16/15 09:14 AM Re: We've got Arkansas problems... [Re: Creek2Creek]
Creek2Creek Offline
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Registered: 11/09/15
Posts: 272
Loc: NTX Bottomland

Safe to say they are not using the woods!


I still got as close to the woods as I could! First time this year we didn't limit, but it was a good hunt...

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#6032171 - 11/16/15 09:15 AM Re: We've got Arkansas problems... [Re: coachmas]
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Registered: 11/09/15
Posts: 272
Loc: NTX Bottomland
Originally Posted By: coachmas
Originally Posted By: Creek2Creek
Surface drive and miles is all u need. Felsenthal, bayou meto, hurricane, and Rainey brake are the big ones. I've hunted them all. I prefer Rainey Brake and hurricane. Less traffic and plenty of birds. Texans tend to get lost in the meto. At least this one does!


Man I had a timber hunt of a life time last year in one of those mentioned above. Will be headed back this January to try it again. Nothing else compares to a timber shoot with 1000's of birds. Watched mallards work several timber holes none stop all morning long. Coach


Enjoy

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#6032422 - 11/16/15 10:52 AM Re: We've got Arkansas problems... [Re: Creek2Creek]
texassippi Offline
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Registered: 08/06/15
Posts: 413
Loc: North Texas
Originally Posted By: Creek2Creek

Safe to say they are not using the woods!


I still got as close to the woods as I could! First time this year we didn't limit, but it was a good hunt...



Very nice.

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#6033976 - 11/16/15 09:51 PM Re: We've got Arkansas problems... [Re: Creek2Creek]
Creek2Creek Offline
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Registered: 11/09/15
Posts: 272
Loc: NTX Bottomland
Yeah, hope we don't get too much rain though. One of my Argos is still in the marsh! Gotta put carb on other Argo then go haul that one in.

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#6034040 - 11/16/15 10:28 PM Re: We've got Arkansas problems... [Re: Creek2Creek]
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Registered: 01/03/05
Posts: 540
Loc: Rockwall, TX
Originally Posted By: Creek2Creek

Safe to say they are not using the woods!


I still got as close to the woods as I could! First time this year we didn't limit, but it was a good hunt...



Sure does look like your trees have lost all of their leaves a lot sooner than mine have.
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#6034059 - 11/16/15 10:42 PM Re: We've got Arkansas problems... [Re: Creek2Creek]
Creek2Creek Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 11/09/15
Posts: 272
Loc: NTX Bottomland
Yep. Happens quickly when a major levee breaks and they are under about 25' of water. Chambers creek levee broke when we got 20+" of rain. Sure u heard about it on the news

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#6034774 - 11/17/15 11:03 AM Re: We've got Arkansas problems... [Re: Creek2Creek]
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Registered: 03/17/09
Posts: 691
Loc: Dallas, TX
Ha dude, you can do better than that with the pics if you're gonna lie about a hunt.

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#6034863 - 11/17/15 11:41 AM Re: We've got Arkansas problems... [Re: Creek2Creek]
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Registered: 01/27/14
Posts: 374
Loc: Ellis Co.
We are seeing them in the flooded fields outside the timber ourselves. All the good food in the ponds are several feet under water so haven't seen a bird one on them. All flooded fields and pastures. We have a few openings this weekends if anyone is interested in some muddy field hunting?
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