Louisiana Sportsman
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Waterfowl and Duck Hunting in Southeast Louisiana

1st Split Results

Finally had a chance to tally up my results from the first split. Although I am seeing far less ducks this year than previous years, my numbers indicate better success, however I am hunting harder, smarter, later and I am willing to move around to insure success.

My blind made 10 hunts in the first split bagging 137 ducks with 23 hunters which is an average of 5.96 ducks per hunter per attempt. This is above last year's average of 5.62 ducks per hunter per attempt and better than last years 1st split of 5.45 ducks. The numbers are misleading because it's not easy this year and I had many hunts where we sat in the blind for 5 hours to limit out.

Our bag consisted of 61% gadwall, 18% green wing teal and the rest a mix of mottled, widgeon, pintail, mallard, spoonies, dosgris, bw teal and buffle heads.

Looking forward to gettng back out there this weekend seeing sun rises like this and the smiles on young ones faces. It should be a good opener with this cold front coming through this week and since the birds are well rested. Happy Hunting....
December 10, 2012 at 3:55pm
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Posted December 10, 2012 at 4:57pm
Good job Coot

Looks like the little fella is doing some damage.

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Posted December 10, 2012 at 7:08pm
Picking up the dekes

Bari Arnona

Picking up the dekes


Coot, I'd been waiting to see your results, you always post them, and I enjoy all of your posts.
The Duckbuster also had a good 1st split. I made 14 hunts (19 man hunts) for 106 birds for a 5.78 man hunt adverage never hunted past 9am. Lost 3 birds, 1 to a gator, 1 to an otter, one unknown...Buster had to retire last year due to a bad hip, he's still with us but can't hunt. The majority of our birds were Teal and Greys but we did take a couple of Pintails, Widgeons and Redheads. Bring on the fronts, ahh the smell of gun powder in the morning. Looks like your boy is doing great, remember when you started him on a BB gun. Wish you the best in the second split.

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Posted December 11, 2012 at 3:20am

Thanks SF and those are good numbers too.... Yeah, both boys are now shooting 20 gauges at ages 7 and 10. My 7 year old started shooting the 20 gauge this year and since he is no longer shooting the BB gun he has really gotten into duck hunting..... I just pray and hope that they continue to enjoy the sport hopefully keeping them off the streets when they get older...

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