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How as the hunting been around Clayton Farms so far this split? I used to hunt there and was wondering how they are doing.
Thanks in advance

November 30, 2010 at 6:55am

I am looking at a duck lease near Lake John south of Delacroix. Does anyone have any reports on this area? We are going to look it over this weekend and were looking for some heads up on the area. Thanks

September 29, 2009 at 9:29pm
A comment titled: Ringnecks in response to a report titled: duck hunting

Ring necks sound like jet fighters when flying , and the white on the bills always catches my eye. The call is more of a grunt than a quack or whistle

January 07, 2011 at 4:52pm
A comment titled: wood duk ID in response to a report titled: duck hunting

A quick way to id. flying woodies is thier heads are almost always lower than thier bodies and they have a squared off tail. The sound they make when flying is a eeeeeeeee.k eeeeeeee.k if that makes any sence. The duck commander wood duck call is the easiest to master and very effective. Imho they are the best eating of all. good luck runingunin

January 06, 2011 at 9:28am
A comment titled: Rice fields in response to a report titled: Rice Field Hunters

The best year we ever had in Concordia was when the owner decided to rotate corn in stead of beans or rice. I think when you when your field is planted in a different crop than all the others is the best situation you can hope for. The entire season the farm killed way over 1000 birds. The next year rice was planted and our kills went to around 300 birds. Down even further the next year. The farmer next to our farm planted corn and we killed even less. That's hard to take when your not shooting any thing and the farm next door is warring them out. When you hunt ag fields you get what u get. When you hunt marsh you get what mother nature gives you. Either way it's a crap shoot. With that being said I'll take the marsh. Walking the rice fields will make a old man out of fast.

December 31, 2010 at 9:42am
A comment titled: Rice fields in response to a report titled: Rice Field Hunters

Good to see yawl are back on the birds. We hunt marsh and low water has been killin us.

December 26, 2010 at 5:14pm
A comment titled: rice fields in response to a report titled: Rice Field Hunters

There are a lot of factors that make some rice fields better than others.

1st is the fields near any of the local flyways?
Location,Location,Location

2nd How did the farmer leave the fields after harvest? If he bush hogged the stubble ,plowed or disced or rolled it flat most of the feed is burried so deep the ducks can't get to it. any of the above will deminish how many ducks are using the fields. If all you are killing is new birds this is probably the case.

3rd if the above is true the ducks have already been imprinted on which fields to avoid.

4th how well are the pitblinds hidden? If the tops are open the ducks see the hole in the ground and will flare every time.

These are just a few factors off the top of my head to consider.

not all rice fields are great spots but can be made so.
runingunin

December 24, 2010 at 9:26am
A comment titled: CF in response to a report titled: Hunting at Clayton Farms

Watz up dude how yawl been? My phone went for a swim and I lost all my numbers AGAIN. I'll bet u and the crew are smackin them ringers some where.
We got on some private hunting in LA.and MS.(duck hunting only) right here close to the house, we started off great but the extremly low water has run out all the ducks. Hopin to have a good 2nd split If the tides start coming back in our favor.
We had some good times there in clayton. Give me a ring so I can save you # again.
MT

December 15, 2010 at 5:37am
A comment titled: cf in response to a report titled: Hunting at Clayton Farms

ahh ok, how is your dad doing? My son is doing great and taking care of the old man. We leased some prop near slidell and have been puttin the hammer on them. All easy hunting out of the duckboat. 5 mins from the house. We don't have quite the diversity of species yawl have but still good ducks. Take care I will IM you to see how the season plays out.

December 11, 2010 at 7:33pm
A comment titled: clayton farm in response to a report titled: Hunting at Clayton Farms

Hi AT, how is OT doing is he still in rut?
I'll bet the river is high if the fish farm is flooded. Boggy bayou was the sh-t when we were there. The farm is nice but hard on the leggs, that mud is killer!

December 10, 2010 at 3:13pm
A comment titled: Clayton farms in response to a report titled: Clayton Farms Hunting Club

loved hunting ther the travel back and forth wore me out. The diversity of hunting and terain is hard to beat. Like any other club it is what you make out it. To be effective you do need some equipment IE 4 wheeler and duckboat will handle all the different areas.

December 09, 2010 at 10:11pm
A comment titled: Clayton Farms in response to a report titled: Hunting at Clayton Farms

Good to hear yawl r on the birds. I figured the ducks would be there. I loved hunting there but hated the travel time. 3hrs each way wore me out. This Is MT who is this?

December 09, 2010 at 10:06pm
A comment titled: migration in response to a report titled: Concerning Ducks unlimited article about Brant migrations

It sure seems funny to me that as so much attention that is paid to the prarie pot hole region that DU is so fired up on saving is the same area that most of the ducks are being killed in the US. A coenicidence I think not.

In my humble opinion DU has done amazing things for DUCKS and far little for DUCK HUNTERS.

In thier time DU was a great thing but as usual Money -----ups everything.

Thats the way I see it

March 10, 2010 at 2:17pm
A comment titled: Migration in response to a report titled: Concerning Ducks unlimited article about Brant migrations

This is the first time I can ever remember DU even admiting to a migration change of any water fowl specie. I had been a member for over 20yrs. I don't support them any more I think the Money has flat out poisened what they were all about to begin with. I was even thinking about setting up in front of the next DU event where I Live with a sign simpley saying

WHAT HAS DUCKS UNLIMITED DONE FOR LOUISIANA LATELY!!!!

Just to see what response I would get. They make such a big deal about saving habitat on the ground yet they ignor one of the largest scale of habitat destruction in our nations history our dissapearing coast line. They do so much for Mexico and nothing for us.

I too cannot belive more sportsmen only address this problem only during duck season and then go dorment the rest of the year.

Keep on run in gunin

March 10, 2010 at 7:15am
A comment titled: Good Post in response to a report titled: Paw-Paw's Pirogues and Duck Commander

Yea we hunt around Clayton just south of Duck central with about the same reports on high water and sparse ducks.

January 15, 2010 at 7:14am
A comment titled: Migration in response to a report titled: A must read for the waterfowl guys

All I can say I am glad Deer and Pigs don't migrate.

January 15, 2010 at 7:11am
A comment titled: totaly agree in response to a report titled: A must read for the waterfowl guys

I totally agree with all of the comments below. When I was a kid in the 60's it was un heard of to have teal past Christmas. To me a brace of grey ducks always appealed more to me than one of mallards but thats just me.
What is causing all this who knows is all just a glitch in the weather phenom? Is it Man Made? Is it the 2 degree warm temps Global warming? Is the sky fallin. Is it DU? I don't really give a cr-p what the cause is. But I do know it is happenning for sure. You see post of people killin ducks localy but it is a very sparse area and not for long they come and go like the wind. Maybe it is the internet maybe there is too much information to compare our kill rates to others. Maybe we just didn't know what other states were doing. I can remember when I was a kid we didn't hammer them every time we went out.
When you look at the flyway maps it does seem that everything is moving westward. What I do know is on the few days when we do hammer then I do stop and relish in the moment beacause who knows when it will come again.
I wish it was a matter that the state could fix. But I am not that niave to think that it is something much larger than that. Maybe time will fix it is all I can hope for.

January 14, 2010 at 3:25pm
A comment titled: Question in response to a report titled: New year...new terrain

Just a quick question when you approach the field are there any ducks near the blind? or do they get off the water from say 100 yds away from blind? Either way should tell you if they don't like the blind when it is empty. I do agree with most in saying that you need a lower profile blind also do you have cover over head if not they are looking into the blind which will deffinately spook them. Even the smallest movement is easily detected from over head. The larger the flock the less you can get away with for sure, more ducks = more eyes looking for a excuse not to lite in you dekes. The over head cover made the difference for us.
After your next hunt leave the dekes out and mojos runnin and leave the blind and from a distance watch your set up and you may able to see what they are seeing.
It was hard for us to make the transition from the marsh to the AG fields at first. The AG fields are a whole different game than the marsh or the timber. You already have two of the threes componets that u need, 1st is the place, 2nd is the ducks, now you have to work on you set up and it will all come together
good luck

January 14, 2010 at 2:20pm
A comment titled: Throw Down in response to a report titled: Wackin' and Stackin'

Con Grats on a good duck hunt. I am glad that someone is killin duck belive me you are deffiniately in the Minority.
But I think the Bambi is a little weak. That tells me that yawl cannot be as experinced of the majority of the hunters that watch this site. One day you will learn humility, definitely goes a lot farther that self-promotion.
There a lot of hunters having a terible year most as long as the can remember(more than the meager average age of you and your compadreas)
I also think you need to have the deffinition of bag limit explaned to you. Bag limit and possesion limit are two different things. and even if you are compliant with either you may wish to examine the term ( Wanton Waste ) If you planning to eat any of these ducks they are probabaly spolied by the time of these pic.The mite give yawl the chitz , I don't think many people will eat ducks that have been riding around in a truck un- cleaned for three days Better be glad for your alis names beacause the feds may be looking at this site.
If you don't like people jumpin in your chit don't throw down the gauntlet.
That is my humble opinion

January 14, 2010 at 1:11pm
A comment titled: When things go bad in response to a report titled: duck season is over for me

Sorry to hear about your accident hope yawl are ok. Is this the famous Louis Brothers from Monroe.

January 05, 2010 at 7:08am
A comment titled: Check earlier thread in response to a report titled: goose hunt

Check earlier thread on David Smith

December 23, 2009 at 7:13am
A comment titled: Loafing area in response to a report titled: Birds staying in the lake (instead of the marsh)

I think the ducks use the open water as a loafing area. They have done this for years. I think Louisiana even used to have special seasons that you could hunt them in the open water like on Lake Pontchatrain. I can remember 40yrs ago to the time I call WWHDS ( When We Had Ducks )the raft of dogris would stretch from the north shore all the way to the south shore.
Ah the good ole days of to many ducks and less hunters. Will it ever return?
Does any body remember the 16 duck limit?

December 23, 2009 at 7:05am
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