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Duck hunting North Texas #7389061 12/29/18 02:06 AM
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It has been good so far
Way too much water. Super scouting.
Averaging 3 to 4 birds a day, 4-5 times a week.
What you say
One upper

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Re: Duck hunting North Texas [Re: beaversnipe] #7389117 12/29/18 03:45 AM
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Been good. Averaging 4 birds a hunt. Truck loaded up and headed out in the morning.


Re: Duck hunting North Texas [Re: beaversnipe] #7389185 12/29/18 11:47 AM
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Been really good so far, love high water years. Met some first class n Texas a$$hats already this morning. The kind that drive the jacked up trucks that ignore you from 10 ft away as you say good morning. Not sure where they headed off to but me and the pup are patiently waiting in our spot, expecting a good hunt

Re: Duck hunting North Texas [Re: beaversnipe] #7389194 12/29/18 12:36 PM
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Nice wind and cloud cover
Heard teal buzzing by already

Re: Duck hunting North Texas [Re: beaversnipe] #7389238 12/29/18 02:50 PM
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Heavy X tungsten at 30 yards will do some damage

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Re: Duck hunting North Texas [Re: beaversnipe] #7389240 12/29/18 02:54 PM
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Iíve had three really good hunts and three really bad hunts. Two that were decent. Iíll take it.


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I just turned it on . I was looking bird dogs in the butt this morning.


Re: Duck hunting North Texas [Re: beaversnipe] #7389347 12/29/18 05:26 PM
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Originally Posted by beaversnipe
Heavy X tungsten at 30 yards will do some damage


Iíve shot the 2 3/4in nr 4ís of the heavy x this year, seems to work as well at least as heavy metal. Found a pellet in a mallard I shot at 15yds max today... he mustíve eaten concrete for breakfast was pretty surprised to find anything and a little confused

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Got a limit this morning, but it wasnít pretty.....2 ringers, 1 shoveler, 2 teal, and 1 Grey.


Re: Duck hunting North Texas [Re: beaversnipe] #7389530 12/29/18 09:10 PM
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Hope I see something other than hooded mergansers in cass county tomorrow morning. Only shot mergansers thanksgiving weekend and saw a handful of woodies with no shot opportunities. Thatís my only north Texas experience this year.


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Good hunting leases are like good bird dogs. You donít have them forever, but they leave wonderful memories.

Re: Duck hunting North Texas [Re: beaversnipe] #7389561 12/29/18 09:47 PM
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Been a little slower than last year but still a decent year. Got a 5 man limit of ringers today.

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Found these bad boyz for duck hunting at cabelas today
$199.99a case instead of $329.99

Online cabelas, they still selling them 28 gauge nr 6 bismuth at $329.99, but in the store they are $199.99
I bought 3 boxes in 28 gauge, there were 6 boxes left. I think i will buy the rest tomorrow, as they are probably mistagged. Nr 6 is kind of weak for ducks, but within 35 yards, they work perfectly.

In 16 gauge, they only had 1 case left in bismuth nr 5, a perfect duckload, so i took it.

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Re: Duck hunting North Texas [Re: beaversnipe] #7391175 12/31/18 03:31 PM
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You did good. Iíd have cleaned them out at that price.


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Originally Posted by aerangis
You did good. Iíd have cleaned them out at that price.


I went back today,and bought 7 more boxes of bismuth 28 gauge nr 6 at $19.99 a box

There was about 8-10 boxes left

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This has been by far the worst season me and my friends have ever experienced. Really only had a couple of decent hunts but they were all divers with a few red heads sprinkled in. I donít know if itís all this rain or what, but Iím hoping to change our fortunes down on the coast for my bachelor party this weekend!

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Way too much water for birds to camp out on. One pass is all we get. Best morning so far has been 6 gadwalls for 2 hunters.

Re: Duck hunting North Texas [Re: beaversnipe] #7394279 01/03/19 12:31 PM
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I noticed they are extremely call shy as well.
I leave my calls at home cause of that, except my goose call and whistle

Motion decoys and pulsators have been the ticket, they have been rotated on my charging station 24/7

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Re: Duck hunting North Texas [Re: beaversnipe] #7394388 01/03/19 02:16 PM
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It's been a 2-3 bird average. But 2 kids makes for a ton less scouting


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