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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
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Loved my 4 inches. Well needed.

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Hate Russians. Love happy endings. I saw snot fly. cheers


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Been good. Averaging 4 birds a hunt. Truck loaded up and headed out in the morning.


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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

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Nice wind and cloud cover
Heard teal buzzing by already


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Originally Posted by bill oxner
Loved my 4 inches. Well needed.

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Hate Russians. Love happy endings. I saw snot fly. cheers


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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Originally Posted by bill oxner
Loved my 4 inches. Well needed.

Originally Posted by bill oxner
Hate Russians. Love happy endings. I saw snot fly. cheers


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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.


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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.


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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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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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Originally Posted by bill oxner
Loved my 4 inches. Well needed.

Originally Posted by bill oxner
Hate Russians. Love happy endings. I saw snot fly. cheers


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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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Originally Posted by bill oxner
Loved my 4 inches. Well needed.

Originally Posted by bill oxner
Hate Russians. Love happy endings. I saw snot fly. cheers


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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.

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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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Originally Posted by bill oxner
Loved my 4 inches. Well needed.

Originally Posted by bill oxner
Hate Russians. Love happy endings. I saw snot fly. cheers


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It's been a 2-3 bird average. But 2 kids makes for a ton less scouting


Re: Duck hunting North Texas [Re: beaversnipe] #8060504 11/23/20 12:28 AM
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It’s the 2020 duck season and so far, kind slow on Ray Roberts public land this year .. walkin’ in. Been scouting off and on for the last 3 - 4 weeks, checking out different spots. Hopefully the small cold front this weekend will push some more birds down. Any other news in the NTX area?

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Never mention lake names or ublic places on the board, it will piss off a lot of guys who hunt there and will increase the crowds.
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Slow everywhere for a lot of folks. Not everyone, but most.

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slow start for ducks, not terrible but less birds scene than prior years at this time

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Decent start so far but the birds are not here in great numbers on very many tanks due to the warm weather I'm sure but with a TON of scouting have had 4 pretty good hunts so far. Had a 3 man limit and a 2 man limit last opening weekend and a 3 man limit and a 3 duck day this weekend. Could've probably scratched out a limit on the 3 duck day but it was my fiancés first duck hunt and I was trying to get her on them. So far we've shot mallard, ringneck, gadwall, shoveler, and green wings. with a pintail hen, hooded merganser and red head hen thrown in. Hoping this cooler weather starts pushing them down!


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Been pretty great so far. In my opinion the ducks are here they are just super concentrated right now. Haven't had a big enough push to load up stock tanks with ducks however. Due to the rain we got early in the year followed by hot weather without much rain a lot of places don't have the best habitiat right now. The places that do are pretty incredible though.

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It's mostly teal down here on the coast so far. We've bagged some Bufflehead and Widgeon along with a handful of spoonies but I haven't seen a single Red Head, Pintail, Mallard or Canvas Back. We nearly scratched out a five man limit this past weekend in the back lakes, but it was a lot of long passing shots, these birds have been here a while and aren't decoying well due to being shot at nearly every day. I am hoping for some cooler weather after the split in order to push down a new crop of birds and to be able to hunt in a jacket and full waders for once lol.

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Is anyone seeing any gwt in north texas. Im seeing very few.
And yes the hunting has been extremely slow so far this season. The only concentration of birds I can find are wood ducks.


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