Date hunted 11/14/20:
With warm temperatures, tide slightly above normal and a slight breeze we hit the marsh for another opening day of big duck season. We had guys in three different blinds on the duck lease. I hunted with my son and one of his friends and it started rather slow, but it was steady with some shots for us. Enjoyed letting the youngsters shoot as I was the monkey in the middle hitting the duck call trying to get ducks to work. We shot a mixed bag greys, teal, one pintail, redheads and dosgris. We hunted until 9:00 and three of us shot 17. One of the other blinds shot a two man limit 12 and the other blind shot 6. We had a rookie in the group who shot his first duck, that is always nice to see that happen.
We just don’t have opening days like we used to with a lot of ducks in the sky. I know those days are over but there is always hope.
Some of my friends hunted other areas and did well while others struggled. Location, location is king.
Date hunted 11/15/20:
Blue bird day with the tide a little higher than Saturday with very little wind. Usually there is a big drop off after opening day and this year was no different. We had guys in two blinds. Two of us in my blind shot 4 ducks and the other blind shot 6.