We have 27 days left in this year’s duck season and we need the weather to get cold quick up north of here to push some ducks on down. The only thing I can figure is that it just hasn’t gotten cold enough to drive the ducks on down. Other than that, I don’t have an answer.
We just aren’t getting any really good reports from this area other than a few scattered reports of success. I’ve talked to some folks up on the White River in northern Arkansas and they have ducks but it’s been colder up there, down near 25 – 27 at night. Once you get south of there, things get slow, even in places like Stuttgart.
We are getting some colder weather now, but you can look at the weather map below and see the really cold weather is still up north. There is also widespread flooding in the Mississippi River basin and there are thousands of acres of flooded timber where nobody is even hunting the ducks that are there. Until it starts freezing over closer to our area and moves them on down, there is no reason for the ducks to keep coming south right now.