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#6626169 - 01/10/17 02:42 PM Drakes only..almost
Tripper Swift Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 07/01/15
Posts: 46
Loc: Dallas, Texas
Well this far the real have saved our season. We have been getting a some mallards and a few pintails but the majority of our hunts have been 85%+ teal. I hunt in the Trinity river bottom in Anderson County. My comment/question is this, we have been taking over 90 percent drakes without trying. Has anyone else been expericancig this? The teal drake population seemed high last year but this year it seems crazy.

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#6626177 - 01/10/17 02:46 PM Re: Drakes only..almost [Re: Tripper Swift]
LarryCopper Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 11/16/07
Posts: 3824
Loc: The Great State
Late season in North TX GWT are always 90%+ drakes. The drake GWT don't migrate as far south as the hens - they want to be the first ones back up to the breeding grounds. He who has the best grounds will have an interested hen.
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#6626193 - 01/10/17 02:58 PM Re: Drakes only..almost [Re: Tripper Swift]
Tripper Swift Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 07/01/15
Posts: 46
Loc: Dallas, Texas
Thanks for the info. I did not know that. We typically have a decent amount of teal and had a lot last year. I just havent ever seen it quite so out of balance in my area before.

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#6626213 - 01/10/17 03:10 PM Re: Drakes only..almost [Re: LarryCopper]
Bass&More Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 12/02/11
Posts: 238
Loc: North Texas
Originally Posted By: LarryCopper
Late season in North TX GWT are always 90%+ drakes. The drake GWT don't migrate as far south as the hens - they want to be the first ones back up to the breeding grounds. He who has the best grounds will have an interested hen.


Good information, thanks for sharing, I hunt in Young county and have experienced the same results. peep


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#6627300 - 01/11/17 09:43 AM Re: Drakes only..almost [Re: Tripper Swift]
JordanLane Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 11/02/16
Posts: 27
Loc: Justin Texas
we've been shooting mostly hens when teal have come in, unfortunately. Wish we could get some drakes though!

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#6627315 - 01/11/17 09:57 AM Re: Drakes only..almost [Re: JordanLane]
Navasot Offline
Natty Love

Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 26393
Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
Originally Posted By: JordanLane
we've been shooting mostly hens when teal have come in, unfortunately. Wish we could get some drakes though!


shoot lead birds! I really don't care for the whole must shoot drake fad but with GWT it seems to hold true with lead birds
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#6628498 - 01/11/17 10:43 PM Re: Drakes only..almost [Re: Tripper Swift]
matpk Offline
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Registered: 03/06/15
Posts: 797
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TripperSwift,..Its nice Problem to have.

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#6628884 - 01/12/17 09:52 AM Re: Drakes only..almost [Re: LarryCopper]
yakinthebox Offline
Tracker

Registered: 02/22/11
Posts: 552
Loc: TEXAS
Originally Posted By: LarryCopper
Late season in North TX GWT are always 90%+ drakes. The drake GWT don't migrate as far south as the hens - they want to be the first ones back up to the breeding grounds. He who has the best grounds will have an interested hen.


This makes perfect sense to me now. Last weekend close to the coast we had a BIG flock of GWT work right over the decoys, my buddy and I both took shots and dropped 4. They were all hens... I was sort of shocked. But it makes sense now with this theory!

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#6629428 - 01/12/17 03:02 PM Re: Drakes only..almost [Re: JordanLane]
Tripper Swift Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 07/01/15
Posts: 46
Loc: Dallas, Texas
Originally Posted By: JordanLane
we've been shooting mostly hens when teal have come in, unfortunately. Wish we could get some drakes though!


What part of the state are you in?

It is a good problem to have. No complaints here. I am just curious because the above information makes sense, but doesn't explain why the ratio would be so much higher this season.

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#6630608 - 01/13/17 09:41 AM Re: Drakes only..almost [Re: Tripper Swift]
Yassir Sanchez Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 10/25/12
Posts: 218
Loc: Denton. Texas
every year is different
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#6631715 - 01/13/17 09:37 PM Re: Drakes only..almost [Re: Tripper Swift]
JimRitcholds481 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 11/15/15
Posts: 76
Loc: Gunter/saint jo
what i wanna know is, which one of them drakes had the antlers roflmao

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