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MillerMan
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live in Houston


There are quality places to duck hunt closer to Houston and probably cheaper than SWLA.


KingRanch
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I second that....

OP, look around the Winnie/Anuahac area


MillerMan
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Or even further south around the Bay City area


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jimbeam
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Duck
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Kaplan



didnt kill a duck all season


althoguh i made the specks my bitch


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Dodd
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I hear duck dynasty is getting into the lease business. Might even throw in a few freebie accessories


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crankbait
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I can't believe people pay that for ducks. That is insane


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weisertiger
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I actually got in my blind because somebody on here posted about it, so all hope isn't lost. You may be looking at the right time. Last year was such a bad year over all that I imagine a lot of people are giving up what are normally decent blinds.

But as has been said already, you will more than likely over pay for a blind until you make more personal connections and get blinds through word of mouth.

I can put you in touch with a guy who leases blinds in that area but I DO NOT GUARANTEE THE BLIND WILL BE WORTH A shite. We lease from him and did ok last year but most everybody else did horrible.

weisertiger0812@gmail.com if you are interested


CalcasieuTiger
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If you are hardheaded and try hard enough to get a blind in the area you're looking at, you'll eventually come into contact with a guy name Doug Sonnier in the Kaplan/Gueydan/Lake Arthur area.

Then you're gonna get rapped and wont figure it out until February.


Rize
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I would never pay $5000 to lease anything. I'm a $10 maybe $15 an acre kind of guy for deer hunting. Duck hunting I'd go public or pay for a guided hunt once a month for 4 months.


Boats n Hose
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I would never pay $5000 to lease anything. I'm a $10 maybe $15 an acre kind of guy for deer hunting. Duck hunting I'd go public or pay for a guided hunt once a month for 4 months.


If i had skrilla to blow, i'd pay it for really good deer land with good group of guys. Not to sit in the same blind looking at the same sky every hunt though.


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WreckinRams05
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Appreciate all the information folks and again excuse my ignorance its my first time doing this myself.

Whomever made the duck dynasty comment




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MWP
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re: Duck Hunting Lease
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OP, look around the Winnie/Anuahac area


Not going to have any better luck in that area. Used to be a really good spot when most properties were in rice, but it has really gone downhill in the last 10 years with rice production almost zero these days. Every once in a while you can get into some ducks and sometimes a property does come available for lease but mostly outfitters and the few who have stuck it out are the only ones killing.

It really doesn't matter where you are thinking about leasing because this really applies just about anywhere, unless you have a pretty big checkbook or friends that can get you a seat in a spot with pictures of dead fowl as proof, you are taking a huge risk of getting a dud spot. Good properties just don't come available very often, if ever. If they are decent, they are claimed through word of mouth. The best bet is to either hunt with outfitters or get the equipment to hunt public.
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yellowfin
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you'll eventually come into contact with a guy name Doug Sonnier in the Kaplan/Gueydan/Lake Arthur area.


frick that dude and the whore he has answering his phone


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LouisianaChessie
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Doug absolutely has some pricey blinds. Some good and some not so good. It's not easy but anywhere you go you have to try and figure out what the land is going for and how many birds the area has during the season. The problem with leasing from Doug is by the time the land owner and Doug both make money and he works up the field they are out of most peoples price range. 5-8.5k is what he's got available.


yellowfin
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And when you lose all your water in the middle of the season he tells you it's your problem and you should have been checking levees


Or when the pump is broke opening weekend and you're hunting over mud he tells you there's nothing he can do


LouisianaChessie
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that sucks. I had our fields worked twice and water levels adjusted 3 times during the season no questions asked. Guess he or the farmer didn't like you very much.


yellowfin
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Other posters here had problems too

Killed less than 30 ducks on a $6,500 blind


LouisianaChessie
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That's terrible killing. I would say you can't base a thing off of last year alone though. Nobody killed birds last year except pecan island and some grand chenier marshes. South part of the basin picked up late but rice fields were bad the whole year. North wind, hot, late hatch due to water levels on the breeding grounds. I'm not taking up for him because I would be pissed about those numbers too but you gotta realize there were less than 1/3 of the normal numbers in the state until after New Years.


gorillacoco
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Killed less than 30 ducks on a $6,500 blind


god damn.


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yellowfin
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He can't control the ducks but the water situation was unacceptable


Not to mention the farmer sprayed roundup on the entire levee before the season so we had zero cover


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