Decoyer and I could have shot our limit of green heads in the canadian bigfoot decoys this weekend in about 10 minutes. Maybe if we set up mallard decoys the canadians would come in? I was somewhat suprised but the drakes are showing green on their heads already...enough to make them distinguishable from the hens. Not much fun in the blinds when the temp. is 80 at about 8:30 am. Found a great insect repelent....3M's Ultrathon. It's a lotion with 31.9% deet. Mosquitos just disappeared after putting it on.
I've been seeing ducks in huge flocks all early season, bigger flocks than they're usually in at this time. I've seen more this year than ever...especially pintails. I know they had a bad hatch overall this year but they are just stacked where I've been. I talked to a USFWS guy on monday and although he didn't have any specific numbers said he's been seeing the same thing.
Yeah same here I have been seeing huge flocks of mallards and pintails around my native spot and were my buddy has a cabin out west. We saw a flock of about 8k feeding in a barley field it was nuts!!!! Cant wait until the opener looking forward to meeting alot of hunters up in Lakota!!
The lucky duck is just waitin to be used!! Until then hammer those big honkers!!
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