Day 16: Happy to see it end

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Screen Shot 2017-11-18 at 9.38.19 PMYou won’t hear this from me very often, but I’m happy to see the split for duck hunting. We need to give them a rest and give us a rest. It’s been a tough first split. In fact, it has been the worst first split that I can remember. It’s been that way from one end of the state to the other. We will get some cold weather this week and the season opens again in Arkansas. Maybe they will run some ducks down here and they will stay. Cold weather should bring some more on down from above us. I think when the second split opens up, we could be loaded up down here. We just have to wait and see.

A few folks killed some today, but it was slow. Mostly teal and gadwalls. There was no wind early and when it picked up the ducks that we have flew. But by 8 a.m., it was pretty much over.

I went back after that big buck I’ve been chasing. That sucker is so elusive. He came out on the other end of the shooting lane this morning. He’s done that pretty regular. When I go one way, he goes the other. I just can’t get in the right place at the right time.  Three times he chased does out in the open, but he was way too far to get a shot at. These next two weeks, I’ll keep after him. If I get him, we’ll have a bonus Duck Report with a picture of a deer! That will be a first.

Take advantage of the time off to get your blind back in top shape and your hunting gear lined up. If you haven’t shot any, it would be a good idea to shoot a few trap or skeet so you’ll be ready. Be safe out there.