Thirteen, as in Day 13 of the first split, wasn’t an unlucky number for us. Nineteen was a lucky number! We got 19 today and could have had a limit, but we didn’t shoot the shovelers. I’m not really into that. We had a lot of teal. The bad thing was nobody was hunting and the birds had shut it down by 8 a.m because there wasn’t anybody out there to keep them stirred up.
We switched locations and that might have helped, but I just think some more birds are coming in. The season is closed in Arkansas, but some folks up there brushing blinds said a lot of ducks came in the past couple of days there. Hopefully they’ll keep coming in down here. At least we had a little stringer today.
It was a tough morning. We hunted a blind in a field that was rutted up bad from getting the crops out. The farmer didn’t have any time to fix them before all the rain st in and if we wouldn’t have had some strong dudes with us, we might still be sitting in the mud. We had to push going in and coming out. That’s not fun. But there is no limit to what a duck hunter won’t do to go get ’em.
The weather looks unstable the next two days, but maybe the weatherman will miss his forecast a little bit. Either way, it looks like Sunday’s last morning of the first split should be a good one. Hopefully the little off time will get some more ducks in here.
Stay tuned. Be safe.
Here’s a look at the weather forecast: