Day 18: Second split opener

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Always hopeful….

The older I get, the more I appreciate the week or so we have off between splits in the Louisiana duck season! We get a little rest and let the ducks settle down a bit. That’s especially true for this time of the year when the store is so busy. But there is nothing like getting back out in the blind and that’s what we did Saturday morning as the second split opened with Day 18 of the season.

We did pretty good and shot ducks until we had to leave. We saw mostly teal early and we weren’t that selective because we had to get in to work, but we also had a lot of mallards, too. If we would have had longer, we could have been more picky and gotten more big ducks. They were flying.

I’ve talked to a lot of folks today and most had pretty good hunts. It’s the same old story, though. Some folks have ’em. Some don’t. They are still a bit scattered. I really look forward to tomorrow because it’s going to be windy and the birds should be moving with the weather change. And it looks like it will be super cold Monday morning. It may be too cold for some with real shallow water. We had a great first split. Here’s hoping to more of the same in the second.

You can find out what we know by coming right back here for our daily reports. And you can get anything you need for the hunt at Simmons’ Sporting Goods in Bastrop. Tell your friends, too!  Come see us! There are seven shopping days before Christmas!