Today there were a decent amount of ducks flying, but they didn’t want to work very well. It was a tough day, but we stayed and grinded it out and got 12. There still aren’t many big birds. Goose hunting in some areas is still good, but not like it was. Hunting pressure is minimal.
Here’s an interesting report from the USFWS Waterfowl Working Group. Apparently there are a lot of ducks south of us, but many of them are on the federal refuges. Here’s something from their Facebook post recently:
“We were able to survey Cameron Prairie, Lacassine, Bayou Sauvage, and Big Branch Marsh NWRs today. The East Cove Unit of Cameron Prairie NWR was the standout, with tens of thousands of teal, gadwall, northern pintail, and northern shoveler. Additionally, Lacassine NWR had impressive mallard numbers.”