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Taylor Lakes #8757125 12/13/22 06:34 PM
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Drew the WMA for the youth/adult hunt this weekend. Haven’t hunted out that direction in over 20 years. Avid duck hunter, so we have a good understanding on how to make it happen, but was curious if anyone had any good info on the WMA itself, or the bird numbers in the surrounding panhandle area.

I’m expecting mostly puddle ducks, with the possibility of canadas. Am I wrong on this? Is it worth setting out a spread for snows? I’m really just trying to get a good idea of what to pack for this trip.

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I’ve hunted near there. Wigeon pintail teal mallards, lessers have taken over that area likely to see some specks and I wouldn’t hunt it without that free sandhill endorsement either.

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I got to do that hunt the first year they had it. Incredible hunting. Geese roost there. We went in after they left to go feed. Killed a 3 man of green heads quick with couple pintail kickers. Then got a 3 man on Canada as they returned mid morning. Obviously my hunt was over 20 years ago I think. We stayed in the It’ll Do motel and man it barely did.

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Lol we booked an Air BnB because back in the day we got in trouble for cleaning the geese in the bathtub. I remember those ponds being covered up as a kid, but we shall see what it’s like now! Thanks for the help fellas.

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No geese, but it's usually chock full of mallards.
I don't know how close the water is to the tree line, so I'd bring an a-framr or layout blinds.
I will say 2 weeks ago that the birds were already going out to feed at night, but they could of already left and be birds showed up. It is supposed to be pretty cool this weekend.


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Originally Posted by KWood_TSU
No geese, but it's usually chock full of mallards.

It will probably be chock full of barneys now. rofl

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Originally Posted by claypool
I got to do that hunt the first year they had it. Incredible hunting. Geese roost there. We went in after they left to go feed. Killed a 3 man of green heads quick with couple pintail kickers. Then got a 3 man on Canada as they returned mid morning. Obviously my hunt was over 20 years ago I think. We stayed in the It’ll Do motel and man it barely did.


Hey, I remember the It'll do motel. Back in the 80s it was just barely it'll do. Now I expect it won't.


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Originally Posted by Guy
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No geese, but it's usually chock full of mallards.

It will probably be chock full of barneys now. rofl



It’s a draw only deal

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No geese, but it's usually chock full of mallards.

It will probably be chock full of barneys now. rofl



It’s a draw only deal

Yep, only reason not afraid to give info on it.


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No geese, but it's usually chock full of mallards.

It will probably be chock full of barneys now. rofl



It’s a draw only deal

Until big barney comes along and just buys it. Barney’s are loaded these days duck and bass, it’s not like ol times.

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I got to do that hunt the first year they had it. Incredible hunting. Geese roost there. We went in after they left to go feed. Killed a 3 man of green heads quick with couple pintail kickers. Then got a 3 man on Canada as they returned mid morning. Obviously my hunt was over 20 years ago I think. We stayed in the It’ll Do motel and man it barely did.


Hey, I remember the It'll do motel. Back in the 80s it was just barely it'll do. Now I expect it won't.


It's still there actually. There's a best western in Clarendon now though.


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Originally Posted by KWood_TSU
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No geese, but it's usually chock full of mallards.

It will probably be chock full of barneys now. rofl



It’s a draw only deal

Yep, only reason not afraid to give info on it.



Yep. That’s the only reason I was willing to name drop and ask for info online.

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We stayed at the best western the year my boys and I got drawn for that hunt. Hope your hunt was as good or better than ours. [Linked Image]
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