Duck hunters are getting some pretty good Christmas presents this year. And I don’t just mean new shotguns, waders, calls, decoys, shells, etc. from Simmons’ Sporting Goods. I mean some pretty good duck hunts! And maybe even some mosquitoes. Isn’t that unbelievable?
The south wind is bringing back more ducks and will probably bring even more the next few days – and some mosquitoes! The teal are showing up in good numbers and that’s usually a sign the other ducks aren’t far behind. That’s usually how it works. We are also seeing a good number of mallards and pintails. This wind also helps hunters call and work the ducks more effectively. It will be a bit warmer than most folks like it the next week, but I’m a firm believer that anywhere between 30 and 50 in the mornings with a good wind is optimal. It looks like that’s mostly what we will have the next week.
Have a great Christmas Day and be safe out there. No duck is worth getting hurt over for sure! Good hunting.