The reports that I am hearing from my end of the world (Cornerstone/ Bayou Meto) are beyond favorable. Everyone that I talk to across the Grand Prairie seems to be killing ducks in good numbers and somehow it seems to have some staying power.
I find it hard to believe, but I have receied a handful of reports where friends are limiting out 10 to 15 days in a row in the same area without shooting the ducks out. Hard to imagine that is possible but I have seen it with my own eyes. My only logical explanation is the lack of water has ducks limited to using what is available.
Our timber did not have many ducks during the first season but it was like a switch was flipped when it came back in. We are holding and seeing more ducks than we have in a decade. It really reminds me of the glory years of 1999 and 2000. Waves of ducks in big bunches hitting the woods. It has been phenomenal since the start of the second season and it’s getting better every day.
I’m sure the freeze Monday and Tuesday has moved some ducks around but I am hoping that it is short lived and that this good run will continue. There isn’t much water in the shooting grounds (Bayou Meto WMA) but the ducks are there. The people are there as well but patience may be the key. I hope it the trend continues for the next month. If it does this may turn out to be the best year we have had since the millennium. I sure hope so.
The 2010-2011 season is a lot of fun right now. My new puppy is doing well, my new bride is letting me hunt and my boss likes to go when we have a bunch of ducks.
Certainly a recipe for a great January!