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.
Deer hunters spend so much time trying to pattern deer that we forget that we also can be "patterned." After all, most of us hunt the same days and the same hours, so it isn't difficult for deer to figure us out.
While we would never recommend giving up hunting the traditional moving times for deer -- early morning and late evening -- it's important to keep in mind that deer will move at other times of the day. Sometimes hunting through lunch, or getting in your stand earlier than usual for an...