Sunday, November 1, 2009

Duck Season


Duck season opened Saturday morning with some crisp Autumn air falling on North Texas. While I've been focusing most of my efforts on archery hunting for whitetails the last few weeks, I don't want to forget about another one of my favorite pastimes - waterfowling. Up until late Friday evening, I had seriously pondered getting up early for the duck season opener and hitting a local lake within walking distance of my house. But I would have been hunting alone, and waterfowling to me is more of a social sport, so I decided to sleep in.

However, I did speak with two of my waterfowling comrades yesterday evening who had both been in their waders yesterday morning. The first report came from one of the local DU guys who had real good success on public waters at a North Texas reservoir, with he and his 4 hunting buddies almost filling a 5-man limit. The other report came from one of my coworkers who had also hunted on some public land, at a pond located near another well-known lake. He and a couple other guys were able to bag 5 birds.

I typically wait until deer season is over to really get geared up for duck hunting - unless I hear of a really hot spot where the action is good. So what is the report from your area? Leave a comment below and let me know how the ducks are flying where you hunt.

3 comments:

Rick Kratzke said...

I don't duck hunt but, good luck to you when you do go out.

Maine TomBoy said...

What a great blog! Good luck in your pursuits!

Wandering Owl said...

Hey Rob! Up here in Iowa we still have a pretty good mix of dabblers. The heavy flights from the north haven't gotten here and the weather for the next week isn't going to help that cause. Kind of in a holding pattern, I guess.