Only been out a couple of times myself, but a nicely mixed bag, mallards, gadwalls, pintail, green wing teal, shoveler/spoonbill...and the new pup is really loving it too! She has had one real nice retrieve that sailed across the lake about 150yds and into some thick tuleys. She got real close on her own marking it and then took my blind retrieve commands well to find it from there!
Doing very well, until everything flooded and the big birds switched to farmers fields for feeding.
For a couple days I had the spot where all the local ringnecks wanted to go to die, it was magic. I had to hold out for singles and pairs so I wouldn't go over my limit nothing like having the birds that have spotted you trying to take off and crashing into birds still trying to land.
Opening day is Friday for the 2nd stretch. I'll be headed out tomarow all day to do some last minute scouting on some new locals I've been seeing lots and lots of ducks up this way this year should be great.
There is one tip I have learned over the years in hunting whitetails in late season snow. Do not overlook soybeans left standing on the edges of fence rows, woods, creeks, buildings wherever it might be, this is where the deer will be while the food lasts during late season. December/January will pull deer in from some distance away to feed on the easy to get to food.
I killed one of my nicest bucks off of a very small patch of soybeans that was left after rains created a...