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tigerfoot
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Alexandria
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re: Duck Hunting Lease


ducks have been so hard to come by lately I have noticed the poor ol spoonies are getting smarter, everybody is busting their ass.

Used to they had very little danger, so the dumb ones reproduced






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GeeOH
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[quote]Ive got to learn to speck hunt better. Both of my places have specks everywhere but all over water.

Hide, hide, hide...and when you think you are hidden, hide some more, lol

Open water is very tough....water with heavy stubble is usually better because there are usually levees with enough cover to blend in.






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Rize
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I've been duck hunting for 17 years and can't call for shite





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convertedtiger
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We do fairly well on public land in SEtexas marshes. My advice to the OP is to check out the WMA's and NWR's in that area. Much less of a drive and we limited out quite a few times. Of course, you have to know where to go and what blinds to pick. It is first come, first served so you will be sleeping in your truck at some point. You best bet is to get to know the rangers. They will let you know where they are killing and where to avoid.





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GonePecan
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quote:

In general I'd figure that's true but actually have heard from a guide there that there's a few properties he really wished Doug did not lease out.

One of his former guides told me the same thing. One thing is he has so many properties and some of them are further than a lot of the guides want to go. They'd rather hunt their marsh blinds.






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jimbeam
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quote:

[quote]Ive got to learn to speck hunt better. Both of my places have specks everywhere but all over water.

Hide, hide, hide...and when you think you are hidden, hide some more, lol

Open water is very tough....water with heavy stubble is usually better because there are usually levees with enough cover to blend in.



one big thing with specks is to stay still. lots of times i will simply sit on a levee, not even well covered with grass. calling is the biggest however. only comes with practice and experience.

The second split for geese is what, 42 days? I probably hunted 30 times during that period and got much better.

That and don't miss

ETA but yes stubble is by far the best.



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MWP
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Kingwood, TX via Monroe, LA
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quote:

You can always tell the guide that you would like to do the calling, use your own dog, help set the decoys if thats your thing. I doubt they would fight you on that.


Exactly. My group of guys down here in SE TX have been in various leases for the last 10 or so years. We were in an awesome one for about 5 years about 1.5 hours South of Houston. We killed lots of ducks and the access was easy even for a marsh lease. It was almost too good to be true until the land manager decided he wanted it all to himself and kicked everybody off. So, we looked for another place with not much luck and decided to go the outfitter route. We do it exactly like what you describe (do our own calling, dog work, even decoys). All we are basically paying for is good property to hunt on and an extra hand (the guide) when we need it to chase a cripple and use their wheelers to get in/out.

I like it because it gives me a chance to get in on just enough hunts in TX and then allows me the freedom to go back home to NELA and hunt or venture to SWLA without feeling guilty about being stuck on a lease here.






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