Saturday was another tough day on duck hunters. We didn’t get to go again because of the huge weekend at the store, but we talked to lots of folks. It was just plain slow. I don’t remember ever having this bad of a first split, but it’s just a combination of things like the full moon, lots of rain right before the season and continued hot weather.
I did hear some good reports from off the Ouachita River. Some mallards are in the flooded timber. I talked to one group of five that killed 30 early this morning. But for the most part, it’s slow. The folks up at the Cache River in Arkansas even report slow hunting and that’s real unusual. The ducks are just still further up north for the most part.
Arkansas closes tomorrow and then next weekend our first split ends. Maybe the weather will bring in some more ducks and they’ll get to rest a bit and we’ll have a great second split. Be safe.
DUCKS AND COOTS: 60 days
Nov. 21 – Dec. 6; Dec. 19 – Jan. 31 (Including Catahoula Lake)
Nov. 7 – Dec. 6; Dec. 19 – Jan. 17
Nov. 14 – Dec. 6; Dec. 19 – Jan. 24