Been the strangest year I can ever remember. We are consistently killing ducks but lots of divers ( scaup & ring-neck ), a few greys and a few teal. We normally don't even see divers till late December or early January but they have been thick since the season opened. Anyone else in this part of the state struggling to see good numbers of puddle ducks like greys, teal , etc ? Not complaining, just observing an abnormal pattern for our area.
To Mr. Larry Reynolds:
Sir, can you provide any info as to what you are hearing with regards to any concentrations of teal in SW LA?
any info you can provide would be great
Been hunting the same lease for right at 20 years in the Holly Beach area of Cameron Parish. It has been easily the worst year I have ever experienced. Been a very strange year with weather and obviously high water also. Hope others have done better than we have. This is the first year I can honestly say when it closes on the 17th I won't be bummed out. Hoping for better luck to finish the season and Will be back at em for teal season cause that's what we do !!
Anyone hear about the November waterfowl survey and when it might be conducted?
anyone seeing birds in the Holly Beach area yet? went down to my place Sunday afternoon and the coots are down !!
Was hoping for some feedback from those with experience using hay bails to create small islands in open water for ducks blinds spots. Does this cultivate growth of roso or other natural cover? My marsh is basically an impoundment with no tidal flow and very low salinity. Any feedback would be appreciate fellows.
Mr Reynolds, has there been a teal estimate done recently for the state?
I would suspect that the zone dates will be coming out soon. Anyone hear any unofficial dates for the coastal zone for 2015/2016?
Hoping for some help fellows. does anyone know of a great custom aluminum boat maker? looking for a 16'x 42' bottom to run a 25hp Gator tail. any feedback would be helpful.
Loaded up for the opener, easy limits of teal and greys both Saturday and Sunday. Looks strong for the 1st split in the Holly Beach area.
I want to give some praise to Mr. Larry Reynolds and others who through feedback from hunters pushed back the coastal zone big duck opener to 11/15/14. I have read recent DU reports from Minnesota in particular that seem to now justify this move to push back our opener a week. The northern tier states indicate a noticeable delayed migration so far in their hunting seasons. Everything seems a month late this year because of last year's hard winter. Hopefully we will have the weather in late October/early November to push some birds down here as we seem to have great habitat here in SW Louisiana for ducks to winter. Anyone out there have a different spin on this? happy hunting !!
Have had many memorable duck hunts over the years but none better than this past sunday with my 7 year old daughter. Killed my 6 teal quick and she is hooked on being in a duck blind with dad. Take em young and they will never forget the experience.
anyone seeing any teal in the Holly Beach area? Went to the lease this past Saturday and only saw a few. Maybe Sabine is holding some birds. Any feedback from those who hunt in that area?
Anyone have opinions on the fishing conditions in Lacassine other than good water levels? Hoping it will be better than the last couple of years.
Does anyone have any experience with putting hay bales in a brackish marsh to basically build up and grow a natural island?
Friends of mine have told me it works well.
any feedback from you guys would be great
Had decent shooting the first 2 days at our place in Holly Beach. 12 hunters killed 47 Saturday, 12 hunters killed 51 Sunday. Mostly greys, teal and a few widgeon, pintail. See what happens this week and weekend. Be safe
Big numbers of grey ducks seen at my last visit to the lease in the Holly Beach area. Not many teal seen but expect to see more teal in the coming days leading up to the opener. Marsh is full of widgeon grass, should be a good year in the area.
Had a good opener to the 2nd split. Greys,teals,etc. We are on pace for our best season in over 10 years in the Holly Beach area of Cameron Parish. Although not as many teal as years past, we have plenty of big ducks.
any reports from that area from others ?
Overall a good first split for us in the Holly Beach area. Limits to near limits basically every hunt. Lots of greys, but not as many teal as usual for us. Hoping for some cold weather during the split!!
Hope everyone had a safe split.
Had good shooting on the first 2 days. lots of greys,teal and a few widgeon. need some more cold weather to bring some new birds down in the area. But all in all, it was good.
anybody else hunt the Holly beach area and have a report?