The season before I left Northern Maine to be a Damn Yankee in central Georgia I had the opportunity to hunt ducks and geese. It was the best time I had hunting. I love deer camp and everything it offers but man hunting water fowl was the bomb. We did it on the cheap. Canoed down the Aroostook river putting in north of my town. Set up on the shoreline of tall straw river grass and just stood around talking, laughing and sharing stories. Just a good buddy of mine from northern Kentucky and myself hunting. Pretty bad that an out of stater had to show me how it’s done when I had been living in that town for the past 12 yrs. No dog, just waders and big fishing net. We would wait as duck just flew the river and then unload. Oh my that was some fun. 2 mallards, 1 golden eye and later that afternoon in the last 5 minutes of shooting time the flocks of geese came in. We could hear shooting up in the potato fields so we just got down and waiting for that honking sound. I'll never forget how excited I was just looking up with Matt saying "Hooooooold, Hooooooolllddd, Hoooolllld, NOW!" My 1st Goose dropped just beyond me on the edge of island in tall grass. I was so pumped you would have thought I just took my 1st Buck. I ate that bird the next day.
So with all that said, I'm looking to get back into it. Man I miss it. Last year on a property along Big Indian Creek in Houston County we had HUGE Mallards and a ton of woodies. It was my 1st time ever seeing a wood duck. Gorgeous bird. Well I had to wait till deer season ended before I could shoot down by the creek. I didn't get a one. Had full plans to make sure I set it up right this year but have since left that hunting club. The new club with just 4 of us is strictly Deer hunting.
Been thinking maybe the Ocmulgee River at Knowles landing is a good point to put in. Something tells me it’s a very popular place. What I really need to find is someone that already duck hunts and learn.