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#6829938 - 07/21/17 10:36 AM Flooded Timber Duck Hunt
Goin'Coastal Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 07/20/17
Posts: 4
I am looking for a flooded timber duck hunt. It is one of my bucket list items, and I am hoping this is the year, I just don't know where to start to find a place? Does Louisiana offer this? I have seen it in Arkansas, but was hoping to stay closer to home.

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#6830045 - 07/21/17 12:23 PM Re: Flooded Timber Duck Hunt [Re: Goin'Coastal]
BDB Offline
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Registered: 01/30/14
Posts: 540
Loc: Mesquite
Public or guided? If public we need some rain to flood our water ways (unless you know of a public honey hole thats flooded during normal or low water levels). If guided or public you have lots of options in the neighbor states to our east. There is a natural lake on the border with La that you can always find flooded timber.

All that said I have found that if I'm on ducks...it doesn't matter the cover type, its lots of fun when ducks are part of the hunt.

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#6830138 - 07/21/17 01:57 PM Re: Flooded Timber Duck Hunt [Re: Goin'Coastal]
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Registered: 08/27/13
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Loc: TX
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#6830232 - 07/21/17 04:29 PM Re: Flooded Timber Duck Hunt [Re: Goin'Coastal]
Barny Topwater Offline
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Registered: 11/22/09
Posts: 2963
Loc: New Braunfels TX USA
If you know a guide that can squeeze an old fat man into a group that will let him on a flooded timber hunt, drop me a PM


Edited by Barny Topwater (07/21/17 04:30 PM)
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#6830937 - 07/22/17 01:24 PM Re: Flooded Timber Duck Hunt [Re: Goin'Coastal]
woodduckhunter Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 04/25/11
Posts: 235
I only know of a handful of people in texas that could offer a real timber mallard shoot, and itll have to rain a lot and rivers come out of their banks to do that for some. A lot of these self proclaimed guides out there today, anything they call a hole with a tree nearby is advertised as flooded timber. Ive seen flooded willows, dead snags in lakes thatve been flooded since the lake filled 30 years ago, oxbows and sloughs with trees around them be advertised as flooded timber. If you want to go on a real "bury your face in a tree" mallard hunt, itll be hard to find an opening this late at a reputable outfit...and itll cost

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#6831587 - 07/23/17 12:19 PM Re: Flooded Timber Duck Hunt [Re: woodduckhunter]
claypool Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 08/05/14
Posts: 66
Loc: texas
Originally Posted By: woodduckhunter
I only know of a handful of people in texas that could offer a real timber mallard shoot, and itll have to rain a lot and rivers come out of their banks to do that for some. A lot of these self proclaimed guides out there today, anything they call a hole with a tree nearby is advertised as flooded timber. Ive seen flooded willows, dead snags in lakes thatve been flooded since the lake filled 30 years ago, oxbows and sloughs with trees around them be advertised as flooded timber. If you want to go on a real "bury your face in a tree" mallard hunt, itll be hard to find an opening this late at a reputable outfit...and itll cost


This, this, this.
True flooded timber hunting, to me, means hunting in flooded oak trees. Difficult to find in Texas unless the rivers are over their banks. Arkansas will offer the best chance at that. Even then, you might be hunting in a rice field.

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#6844092 - 08/03/17 12:34 PM Re: Flooded Timber Duck Hunt [Re: Goin'Coastal]
Green Timber Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 12/27/05
Posts: 136
Loc: Paradise, TX
Like others have said in TX it's gonna be highly dependent on rain. With that being said, the closest consistent flooded timber hunting to Houston is probably gonna be at Moody Ranch outfitters

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#6844793 - 08/03/17 10:30 PM Re: Flooded Timber Duck Hunt [Re: Green Timber]
woodduckhunter Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 04/25/11
Posts: 235
Originally Posted By: Green Timber
Like others have said in TX it's gonna be highly dependent on rain. With that being said, the closest consistent flooded timber hunting to Houston is probably gonna be at Moody Ranch outfitters

even there, you have to depend on the navasot being out of its banks when you have your hunt booked or you'll be out on an open pond somewhere. even when that's flooded, you are still hunting short, bushy, squatty post oak trees. ducks coming into that is not even comparable to them back flapping into a hole from the top of willow or pin oaks at 70'

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#6844979 - 08/04/17 07:59 AM Re: Flooded Timber Duck Hunt [Re: woodduckhunter]
Green Timber Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 12/27/05
Posts: 136
Loc: Paradise, TX
Originally Posted By: woodduckhunter
Originally Posted By: Green Timber
Like others have said in TX it's gonna be highly dependent on rain. With that being said, the closest consistent flooded timber hunting to Houston is probably gonna be at Moody Ranch outfitters

even there, you have to depend on the navasot being out of its banks when you have your hunt booked or you'll be out on an open pond somewhere. even when that's flooded, you are still hunting short, bushy, squatty post oak trees. ducks coming into that is not even comparable to them back flapping into a hole from the top of willow or pin oaks at 70'


Hence notice I said it's highly dependent on rain....And obviously it's not Bayou Meto, but the OP asked for a closer option. And when you say it's not comparable I disagree.


Edited by Green Timber (08/04/17 08:00 AM)

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#6845096 - 08/04/17 09:35 AM Re: Flooded Timber Duck Hunt [Re: Green Timber]
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Natty Love

Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 27056
Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
Originally Posted By: Green Timber
Originally Posted By: woodduckhunter
Originally Posted By: Green Timber
Like others have said in TX it's gonna be highly dependent on rain. With that being said, the closest consistent flooded timber hunting to Houston is probably gonna be at Moody Ranch outfitters

even there, you have to depend on the navasot being out of its banks when you have your hunt booked or you'll be out on an open pond somewhere. even when that's flooded, you are still hunting short, bushy, squatty post oak trees. ducks coming into that is not even comparable to them back flapping into a hole from the top of willow or pin oaks at 70'


Hence notice I said it's highly dependent on rain....And obviously it's not Bayou Meto, but the OP asked for a closer option. And when you say it's not comparable I disagree.


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#6845104 - 08/04/17 09:55 AM Re: Flooded Timber Duck Hunt [Re: Navasot]
Green Timber Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 12/27/05
Posts: 136
Loc: Paradise, TX
The place I've hunted looks a little different....and now that the laws have changed it's gotten even better.

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#6845113 - 08/04/17 10:04 AM Re: Flooded Timber Duck Hunt [Re: GLASSLC]
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Registered: 09/02/04
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Loc: carrollton texas
Originally Posted By: GLASSLC
pm sent up
.. I didnt get my PM!!!!! mad

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#6845557 - 08/04/17 04:53 PM Re: Flooded Timber Duck Hunt [Re: Goin'Coastal]
woodduckhunter Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 04/25/11
Posts: 235
GT, that's a nice hunt and place. I get your point, its comparable I guess, but not quite the real deal. A lot of people are into this "flooded timber" hunting, but unfortunately very few actually get the real experience. flooded timber is a pretty vague term so I guess there is flooded timber hunting all around Houston.

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#6845935 - 08/04/17 09:28 PM Re: Flooded Timber Duck Hunt [Re: woodduckhunter]
BDB Offline
Tracker

Registered: 01/30/14
Posts: 540
Loc: Mesquite
Originally Posted By: woodduckhunter
GT, that's a nice hunt and place. I get your point, its comparable I guess, but not quite the real deal. A lot of people are into this "flooded timber" hunting, but unfortunately very few actually get the real experience. flooded timber is a pretty vague term so I guess there is flooded timber hunting all around Houston.


If you hunted most anywhere in Tx 2 seasons ago that had hardwoods you got to experience a true "flooded timber" duck hunt. Unless you were stupid or lazy. Oh how I long for another one of those years!

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#6857606 - Yesterday at 04:12 PM Re: Flooded Timber Duck Hunt [Re: Goin'Coastal]
spacejunkie Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 08/09/17
Posts: 5
I quit duck hunting when I moved to Texas. After years of flooded timber in Southeast Arkansas hunting here just didn't quite meet my needs. I tried for 4 years to adjust but always went back to Ark. to get my fix. Haven't been back in twelve years so I guess I am done. GT's photo brings back some great memories though.


Edited by spacejunkie (Yesterday at 04:12 PM)

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