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#6038985 - 11/19/15 12:39 PM anyone else not seeing good numbers of ducks?
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anyone else noticing a lack of birds?

we hunted yesterday morning and did not see the numbers of birds we expected to see....a few flocks of gadwall and some greenwings and that was it.


drove over to my uncles place (which has a 60 acre lake on it with no hunting pressure) and saw a few teal and a few gaddies but normally its covered up with them.


has it been pretty mild weather up north?
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#6038987 - 11/19/15 12:39 PM Re: anyone else not seeing good numbers of ducks? [Re: txtrophy85]
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too much water to choose from
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#6039000 - 11/19/15 12:50 PM Re: anyone else not seeing good numbers of ducks? [Re: txtrophy85]
mohunter Offline
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No, not many ducks around at all and the ones that are here have tons of water to choose from.

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#6039016 - 11/19/15 01:00 PM Re: anyone else not seeing good numbers of ducks? [Re: txtrophy85]
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I've been seeing plenty here in centex, more than enough to limit out each hunt.

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#6039018 - 11/19/15 01:01 PM Re: anyone else not seeing good numbers of ducks? [Re: txtrophy85]
texassippi Offline
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Seeing plenty in NTX

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#6039019 - 11/19/15 01:02 PM Re: anyone else not seeing good numbers of ducks? [Re: txtrophy85]
Creek2Creek Offline
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They are here. Just gotta find em...

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#6039020 - 11/19/15 01:03 PM Re: anyone else not seeing good numbers of ducks? [Re: txtrophy85]
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it will change next week when the playas up north will be under 2-6 inches of snow

if that does not bring some batches down, everything starting November 29th will be frozen up north for a solid 10 days. that should bring em down, just in time for the split bang


Edited by beaversnipe (11/19/15 01:11 PM)
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#6039057 - 11/19/15 01:18 PM Re: anyone else not seeing good numbers of ducks? [Re: Creek2Creek]
texassippi Offline
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Originally Posted By: Creek2Creek
They are here. Just gotta find em...

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#6039077 - 11/19/15 01:26 PM Re: anyone else not seeing good numbers of ducks? [Re: beaversnipe]
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Originally Posted By: beaversnipe
it will change next week when the playas up north will be under 2-6 inches of snow

if that does not bring some batches down, everything starting November 29th will be frozen up north for a solid 10 days. that should bring em down, just in time for the split bang


40 MPH NW winds again today but the Woodies are still here. Snow for tomorrow night should move some birds down to you playas down south! Duck numbers very low here.

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#6039086 - 11/19/15 01:30 PM Re: anyone else not seeing good numbers of ducks? [Re: catwhacker]
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Duck numbers for this time of year for us are definitely down compared to years past. I guess the only thing we are really missing are the green wing teal. Normally we see thousands every morning but I've seen more blue wings the last 3 weeks than I have greenwings. We actually shot 10 mallards this morning which is rare for SETX and even more rare this early in the year. They must have gotten excited and jumped the gun on the migration.
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#6039104 - 11/19/15 01:37 PM Re: anyone else not seeing good numbers of ducks? [Re: txtrophy85]
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Not here either and I scout every other day very different year

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#6039108 - 11/19/15 01:39 PM Re: anyone else not seeing good numbers of ducks? [Re: sallysue]
Limit Extender Offline
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I've been seeing tons of ducks on a daily basis.
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#6039157 - 11/19/15 02:03 PM Re: anyone else not seeing good numbers of ducks? [Re: txtrophy85]
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They have been here bud. I drive almost three hours a day to and from the office and see very few on lakes and ponds. Below is the link to where we launch on our property. This is not even in the flood waters yet. On the other side of the trees in the background is where we hunt and it is 10 fold! We use this as a resting place. You can see what type of stuff the birds are sitting in though. There are places like this all over Texas right now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBYPOFbh2aE&feature=youtu.be

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#6039164 - 11/19/15 02:07 PM Re: anyone else not seeing good numbers of ducks? [Re: txtrophy85]
beaversnipe Offline
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it will be a very short season here in Ntexas.
prolly good starting dec 12-jan 31st
that's only 8 weekends.
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#6039169 - 11/19/15 02:10 PM Re: anyone else not seeing good numbers of ducks? [Re: txtrophy85]
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Been a very slow year so far. Lots of water and warm weather.
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