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#6105165 - 12/27/15 08:27 PM Past week's duck hunt
txninja Offline
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Registered: 09/11/08
Posts: 128
Loc: The Republic of Texas
youtube video


Did some hunting before the storm up here in the top of Texas. The fist part of the video was on a playa that was FULL of birds and has been all season, But they are very hard to hunt. They love to land out in the middle and we have had a hard time trying to pull them to the bank. We thought the strong North wind would help but 99% of them still landed out in the middle. The previous week we laid out in our diablo kayaks in the middle and limited on teal. With the North winds gusting 30-40 that wasn't an option for this hunt. The second part of the video was a blast. We limited out by 8am with 3 groups of teal, a single wood duck, and a single widgeon that worked the spread. We don't see many wood ducks at all up here so that was cool to get one.

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#6105194 - 12/27/15 08:48 PM Re: Past week's duck hunt [Re: txninja]
Indyoshi Offline
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Registered: 10/12/15
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Loc: Dickinson, TX
Nice! Ive been contemplating going in the morning but wasnt sure if I should with 20-30 mph wind... what wind is too much?
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#6105206 - 12/27/15 08:57 PM Re: Past week's duck hunt [Re: txninja]
REQ Offline
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Registered: 03/25/10
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Good stuff thanks for sharing. Know the feeling of having them land in the middle too well. Build a blind right in the middle of that thing !

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#6105390 - 12/27/15 10:53 PM Re: Past week's duck hunt [Re: REQ]
txninja Offline
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Originally Posted By: REQ
Good stuff thanks for sharing. Know the feeling of having them land in the middle too well. Build a blind right in the middle of that thing !


I know, we have talked about it. This playa has not had water in it for 3 years, and they usually lock up with ice in December. It's hard to justify for a couple of weekends a year. After this week it will most likely be frozen for the rest of the year, the long term forecast doesn't have us getting above freezing for a long time. If it has water at the beginning of next season we might just build a blind out there.

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#6105632 - 12/28/15 07:50 AM Re: Past week's duck hunt [Re: txninja]
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Originally Posted By: txninja
Originally Posted By: REQ
Good stuff thanks for sharing. Know the feeling of having them land in the middle too well. Build a blind right in the middle of that thing !


I know, we have talked about it. This playa has not had water in it for 3 years, and they usually lock up with ice in December. It's hard to justify for a couple of weekends a year. After this week it will most likely be frozen for the rest of the year, the long term forecast doesn't have us getting above freezing for a long time. If it has water at the beginning of next season we might just build a blind out there.


Not sure if you have them but we had a lot of success using a lot of duck decoys up there. 8-10 dozen. Sure you are still going to have some ducks land in the middle but it seemed to me that helped out a lot.
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