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2020 Day One: The Jeff Simmons’ Duck Report

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screen-shot-2016-11-20-at-11-29-57-amWell, for the first time since I was 14 years old, I did not go duck hunting on the opening day of the season. How crazy is that? To be honest, we weren’t expecting a lot of ducks Saturday and with the tax-free sales days  at the store, we figured it would be so busy I just couldn’t afford to be gone.  And it was. Of course, that’s a good thing for sure. We appreciate the support of our customers and we always try to fix you up with what you need.

We did have some guys go up on our place and one group of five killed 27 ducks. That’s the best report I got from anybody today. Most of those were teal, but it was ducks at least.  Most people I talked to bombed out on opening day. There was some good shooting up around Jones and a couple of hunters did well down off Hwy. 15, but if you didn’t have your water right, there just weren’t any birds. I have no idea whether they will keep coming this way or not, but I’m going to give it a try in the morning.

This weather is so crazy it isn’t good for ducks or deer  hunting, but it’s the season so we have to go!

There’s a new old twist coming to the Simmons’ Duck Report this year, too.  We will continue to do the daily reports here online every day of the season and we are also doing a Duck Report each afternoon on the KTVE News each evening Monday –  Friday. We’ll have more of that later. Stay tuned.

And above all else, be safe out there.