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#6113360 - 01/01/16 02:24 PM Are you guys
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Registered: 02/21/06
Posts: 2552
Loc: Belton Tx
seeing any #'s of birds this year I am not seeing that many compared to last year

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#6113393 - 01/01/16 02:49 PM Re: Are you guys [Re: sallysue]
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Registered: 09/29/12
Posts: 2296
Loc: North Texas
Nope, between more water and warm temps, our year has been bad, really, really bad.

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#6113403 - 01/01/16 02:57 PM Re: Are you guys [Re: sallysue]
Elpatoloco Offline
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Registered: 07/10/15
Posts: 283
Haven't seen less ducks but the first 2/3 of the season was 90% GWT.

Big ducks just showed up last week.

Lots of hunts just like this:



Edited by Elpatoloco (01/01/16 03:02 PM)

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#6113728 - 01/01/16 06:01 PM Re: Are you guys [Re: sallysue]
Canvasback Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 04/04/13
Posts: 41
Saw much more opening weekend than this week. Frustrating.

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#6114096 - 01/01/16 08:39 PM Re: Are you guys [Re: sallysue]
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Registered: 07/13/08
Posts: 819
Loc: TEXAS!
Challenging. Places that were dependable last couple years are not holding birds this year.
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#6114480 - 01/02/16 08:51 AM Re: Are you guys [Re: sallysue]
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Registered: 07/20/07
Posts: 1946
Loc: Barney Lake WMA, Texas
I haven't even bothered to buy license yet......I've never seen it like this and have been living nearly on The Barney since 2004. I normally don't hunt the first segment at all unless it has been cold early because we usually don't have very many birds down if it is warm. We've been scouting 4 times for the past couple of weeks and I can almost count on both hands the number of ducks I've seen total.....I got up @ LST this morning just to see if I could here some shooting, I've done this a couple of times previously this season with the same results. It was almost total silence. Under normal conditions I would have heard 100's of shots fired in the matter of a few minutes on a Saturday morning. I know they are coming down part of the flyway. My first cousin posted on Facebook a limit of greenheads and pintails he took last Saturday morning near Fort Necessity, Louisiana which is in the Mississippi flyway.....They just aren't here yet. I'm going to give them a couple of more weeks and if they aren't down by then, I'm calling this one done. We will try again next year........but if it goes down that way I'll spend the money I was going to use for license @ Mack's PW for more waterfowl gear.... smile


Edited by lakewaydr50 (01/02/16 09:06 AM)
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#6114525 - 01/02/16 09:22 AM Re: Are you guys [Re: sallysue]
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Registered: 10/01/11
Posts: 363
Loc: McKinney, Tx
I agree, its been a very tough year. From the lack of weather to our north and this being the wettest year in 116 years for north Texas its made being a public duck hunter in Texas hard. I think we have a reasonable amount of ducks but with all the flooding they have unlimited areas to sit in with out being pressured. I have been seeing ducks on what I like to call indicator ponds, these are ponds I have consistently noticed ducks on when the hunting has been good since early Dec. From some of the reports I have seen and people I have talked to you either have them or you don't, they are spread out due to all the high water this year. As duck hunters we will have years like this, that's why the good years are so special.
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#6114547 - 01/02/16 09:37 AM Re: Are you guys [Re: sallysue]
lakewaydr50 Offline
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Registered: 07/20/07
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Loc: Barney Lake WMA, Texas
Yep BULSPRG, I was banking on it being a banner year and spent money on new gear to make it an even better year. I have what I call indicator ponds around here too and right now they are naked of ducks, Geese are thin too, I've only seen one flock of probably less than 100 snows so far. I figured this extra water would spread them out some but its almost as if they all stayed up north around here.....so far. I'm hoping for some sub 20 degree weather before this is over. That will ice up the shallows and bottoms and force them on to the larger bodies of water. I had this situation a few years back and wound up having a really great second segment hunting the edges of the ice in timber on the lake...........
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#6114586 - 01/02/16 10:04 AM Re: Are you guys [Re: lakewaydr50]
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Registered: 10/01/11
Posts: 363
Loc: McKinney, Tx
Originally Posted By: lakewaydr50
Yep BULSPRG, I was banking on it being a banner year and spent money on new gear to make it an even better year. I have what I call indicator ponds around here too and right now they are naked of ducks, Geese are thin too, I've only seen one flock of probably less than 100 snows so far. I figured this extra water would spread them out some but its almost as if they all stayed up north around here.....so far. I'm hoping for some sub 20 degree weather before this is over. That will ice up the shallows and bottoms and force them on to the larger bodies of water. I had this situation a few years back and wound up having a really great second segment hunting the edges of the ice in timber on the lake...........


Me too, I have a new 40hp motor that's been in the lake 3 times, let's hope for cold weather up north and pray the COE can drop these lake levels before it's over.
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#6114616 - 01/02/16 10:21 AM Re: Are you guys [Re: sallysue]
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Registered: 02/21/06
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Loc: Belton Tx
Crazy year

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#6114635 - 01/02/16 10:37 AM Re: Are you guys [Re: sallysue]
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Registered: 08/01/09
Posts: 3768
Loc: Spring, Tx
I've seen decent (not great) numbers off, and on.
But in years past they were more predictable. This year you can find ducks one day, but they are gone the next even without pressure. Sure makes hunting them more of a challenge.
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#6114933 - 01/02/16 02:35 PM Re: Are you guys [Re: lakewaydr50]
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Registered: 01/30/14
Posts: 331
Originally Posted By: lakewaydr50
I haven't even bothered to buy license yet......I've never seen it like this and have been living nearly on The Barney since 2004. I normally don't hunt the first segment at all unless it has been cold early because we usually don't have very many birds down if it is warm. We've been scouting 4 times for the past couple of weeks and I can almost count on both hands the number of ducks I've seen total.....I got up @ LST this morning just to see if I could here some shooting, I've done this a couple of times previously this season with the same results. It was almost total silence. Under normal conditions I would have heard 100's of shots fired in the matter of a few minutes on a Saturday morning. I know they are coming down part of the flyway. My first cousin posted on Facebook a limit of greenheads and pintails he took last Saturday morning near Fort Necessity, Louisiana which is in the Mississippi flyway.....They just aren't here yet. I'm going to give them a couple of more weeks and if they aren't down by then, I'm calling this one done. We will try again next year........but if it goes down that way I'll spend the money I was going to use for license @ Mack's PW for more waterfowl gear.... smile



I must have hunted the lake you live near this morning hammer

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#6115196 - 01/02/16 05:55 PM Re: Are you guys [Re: sallysue]
Greekangler Offline
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Registered: 09/05/04
Posts: 1497
Loc: North Tejas
Numbers per hunt best ever- our food took off this year and had great hunts. Water hurt food on wetland but attracted tons of waterfowl at our big impoundment. 500+ on iit yesterday afternoon- 2 limits today after setting up wrong - missed out on better quality puddlers at LST- competed w ducks on water- flooded to 40-50 acres- but had birds moving entire am. Off water by 9:30
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#6115482 - 01/02/16 08:43 PM Re: Are you guys [Re: sallysue]
Esh and Hattie Offline
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Registered: 01/05/14
Posts: 310
Loc: N Texas
I've seen similar to you Greek, I hunt public though not places with food. Found loafing areas and have had more birds per hunt this year than years past. Also the last couple of years has been mainly Gaddies and Teal, this year it's been Mallards and Pintail, have really enjoyed it.

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#6115548 - 01/02/16 09:15 PM Re: Are you guys [Re: BDB]
lakewaydr50 Offline
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Registered: 07/20/07
Posts: 1946
Loc: Barney Lake WMA, Texas
Originally Posted By: BDB
Originally Posted By: lakewaydr50
I haven't even bothered to buy license yet......I've never seen it like this and have been living nearly on The Barney since 2004. I normally don't hunt the first segment at all unless it has been cold early because we usually don't have very many birds down if it is warm. We've been scouting 4 times for the past couple of weeks and I can almost count on both hands the number of ducks I've seen total.....I got up @ LST this morning just to see if I could here some shooting, I've done this a couple of times previously this season with the same results. It was almost total silence. Under normal conditions I would have heard 100's of shots fired in the matter of a few minutes on a Saturday morning. I know they are coming down part of the flyway. My first cousin posted on Facebook a limit of greenheads and pintails he took last Saturday morning near Fort Necessity, Louisiana which is in the Mississippi flyway.....They just aren't here yet. I'm going to give them a couple of more weeks and if they aren't down by then, I'm calling this one done. We will try again next year........but if it goes down that way I'll spend the money I was going to use for license @ Mack's PW for more waterfowl gear.... smile



I must have hunted the lake you live near this morning hammer

Cooper WMA?
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