Brutal. Simply brutal.
Not the way you normally describe duck hunting, but on Dec. 23, 2022, that’s it. Brutal. Our fields were locked up pretty hard and most others were, too. They froze over quickly when it hit 10 degrees! There aren’t many ducks, either.
There are birds sitting around in the reservoirs and in deep water, but they didn’t do much flying. We ended up with six ducks and a couple of geese, but as you can see – it wasn’t ideal conditions. Tomorrow morning, it will be frozen even worse I’m afraid with “highs” today still way below freezing.
It may be Monday until things get thawed up for good hunting. Hopefully all these changes will move the birds.