East. No they are not DU reserves. Privately owned property. This may have now changed since all the rain we have caught. Haven't talked to anyone in the past week or so. If the ducks they had left, which I doubt they will be spread so thin it will be almost impossible to kill anything. Duck season is all but over right now.
We killed limits of mallards pretty consistently for about 4 weeks from the first December front until a week and a half ago in N TX. Whatever that little cold front had in it that came through on the 5/6th it moved all the ducks out overnight. Haven't heard if they've moved back in after the rain, but unless you have access to a good freshly flooded pasture or new water in the woods it's probably gonna be hard.