View Full Version : Opening Day

12-18-2010, 07:30 PM
Well, the Regular Season began today - that mess called the "First Split" being just like the preseason in pro football! Sat, laid, and squatted on a levee for almost three hours this morning and saw more geese than I have ever seen in one day in my entire life!
And I never fired a shot! Never even got a good look!
Maybe tomorrow - if the pains in my neck and the left cheek of my butt go away!
Geaux Saints!

12-19-2010, 05:47 PM
We got three specks yesterday and three this morning. We were close to having great hunts both days. They just wouldn't quite finish. It will happen one day soon. The wind is switching around toward the south tomorrow. That might be the ticket.

12-19-2010, 06:53 PM
Just got home from a trip to NW MO to visit family. I thought you goose hunters would enjoy these sky carp pictures. Notice the hard water.

12-19-2010, 07:47 PM
Nice pics.. We killed 6 wood ducks, 2 mallards and a bonus woodcock.. First time in a blind in a while.

12-19-2010, 08:00 PM
Tiger -
How many decoys do you set? Bare ground, stubble, or water? Pit, surface blind, or laid out under cover?
I couldn't care less about shooting those two-legged marsh rats, but specs really intrigue me. In five years of hunting maybe 12 times a year, I have killed exactly five, so I'm not out to slay 'em! But I would like to get a shot or two occasionally - just to see if I'm doing anything right!
Any input would be sincerely appreciated.

12-20-2010, 06:02 AM
Pete, We are hunting a plowed field in the Thornwell area. We have a pit blind and are using about 25 decoys this year. In years past we have used less. We killed around 70 specks the first split. I am about to leave now.

12-20-2010, 06:11 AM
Appreciate the scoop. Hope you all continue to warm 'em up!

12-21-2010, 08:02 AM
We hunted a blind on Barksdale AFB on Flag lake and limited out on ducks on the "2nd opening". 2 of us took 6 wood ducks, a GW teal, 2 grey ducks, a mallard drake, a pintail drake, and a "Hollywood" aka "Smilin' Mallard" AKA "Spoonie" Northern Shoveler!