Arkansas Report Archive

Posted By:
DukGuy
Web Member

Norfork lake 01-05-2013 18:59
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 25-30 Degrees – Open Water
Norfork and Bull shoals still dropping and very low water conditions. Ducks (mostly gaddies)have been using mudflats. Hunting from layouts out on the mudflats wallowing around in the mud. 4 of us killed a 17 duck mixed bag on Jan.3 of gwt and gaddies, a mallard and a spoonie. Went this morning Jan. 5 and the front must have moved most of the birds out. We killed only one gaddie and saw very few birds.

Posted By:
Rudy-Martin
Field Editor

Altheimer – Sherrill Area 01-02-2013 16:06
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All of our fields froze up last week. Our members have been hearing a lot of shooting right at daylight in Bayou Meto. Maybe it’s mostly wood ducks. The weather forecast is to be in the 20’s the next few days, so the fields will probably stay frozen for a while. Overall it’s been a very poor season for us.

Shoot ’em in the face!

Posted By:
John-Donelon
Field Editor

arkansas 12-31-2012 11:12
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From a count of the KC star web page in outdoor section,bird count on 12-27,showed over 400,000 ducks,mostly mallards on several of the conservation areas here in the state.Having snow here in Columbia Mo. today,expecting anywhere from 1-3 inches,already at 2 inches.Hope this moves birds south,the conservation areas are in north mo,at Bob Brown over 70,000 mallards and in central Mo. at Grand Pass over 100,000.Happy new year and stay safe.Time for me to look at coming goose season.

Posted By:
wbduckman
Web Member

St Frances Co. 12-29-2012 10:55
Cloudy, Snow & Rain Mix – 30-34 Degrees – Open Water
Pintails, Pintails Pintails!!!!
That’s about all we have in our fields right now. But there’s a bunch of em.
The Great Mallard arrival has not yet materialized in our area of Ark.

Posted By:
Mark-Mullins
Field Editor

NE Ark 12-21-2012 08:21
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Not much to report, hunting is avg at best.

Posted By:
Trevor-Gramling
Field Editor

Beech Grove 12-20-2012 18:26
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Been very slow ever since opening week. We are killing 1-5 a day and thats about it. We def need some cold air badly. We are not hurting for water so I am not worried about that as much and it doesn’t seem like Dave Donaldson is needing water now either. Lots of ducks holding in the area but they are wanting very shallow water. They are also very hard to work right now and seem to be very weary. We have really had to work hard for them. Hopefully the front that came through today will make for a good tomorrow.

Posted By:
Rudy-Martin
Field Editor

Altheimer/Sherrill Area 12-19-2012 16:11
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Our hunting has been very slow except for the opening weekend. We need cold weather & rain! As far as we can tell the duck population around Altheimer & Sherrill is the same. Hopefully tonight (Wednesday) will change things.

Shoot ’em in the face!

Posted By:
Jay-Robison
Field Editor

Bayou-Metro 12-18-2012 14:13
Mostly Sunny, No Precipitation – 35-40 Degrees
Bayou- Metro has many trucks and trailers parked at the Long Pond Access boat ramp this morning. Water level even lower than over the weekend, I noticed the number of Wood Ducks taken seemed to be much lower, and not much shooting. Hopefully the rain this weekend is what we need, a friend at work told me the his hunting buddies are having a good year in Northeast Arkansas, limits daily.

Posted By:
DukGuy
Web Member

Norfork Lake 12-17-2012 08:58
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 30-34 Degrees – Open Water
Norfork and Bull Shoals Lakes are extremely low with hunting conditions very tough with exposed mud flats and deep sucky mud. A number of gadwalls are using these mudflats, but effectively hiding from them is tough as there is little cover on the “moonscape” close enough to the water. My son and I used layout blinds out on the mudflats and killed our limit on Friday 12/14 but putting out decoys and retrieving the ducks in the deep mud was tough!

Posted By:
Jay-Robison
Field Editor

Bayou-Metro 12-17-2012 08:17
Cloudy, Winds Calm – 45-50 Degrees
Water level in Bayou-Metro low needs about 2-3 feet more water. There is just enough warter to really mess your boat and motor up. Now very few ducks mostly wood ducks, some snows and blues in the fields around Bayou-Mtero. Conditions poor and few water foul, looking at weather forcast does not look like a lot of rain in the forecast.

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