Mississippi Duck Hunting Report Archive

Posted By:
Kent-Lacina
Field Editor

south delta 12-06-2010 12:00
Mostly Sunny, No Precipitation – 40-45 Degrees
Opening weekend was a decent sucess. I heard reports out of some of the WMA’s that were poor to fair. The best luck was on mahanna and panther swamp. Most of the birds that were taken on mahanna where in the timber area and mainly mallards and wood ducks. Howard miller was a bust with under 20 birds being taken for the opener. Six Shooter reports have been strong with many limits being taken. As for us we had a good number of mallards and gadwall with a few wood ducks.

With the cold fronts that are forcasted to move into our area this week bird numbers should increase.

Geese are in fair to good numbers depending on where your located.

We will be making another hunt this weekend and i will report on next monday.

And if i hear of any WMA reports i will update as i hear.

KL

[Edited By Kent-Lacina on 2010-12-06 12:00]

Posted By:
Caddy In The Blind
Guest

South West Alabama River 01-12-2010 09:36
Sunny & Clear, High Winds – 10-20 Degrees – Ice
Folks,

Until this weekend,I have not seen so many ducks in Alabama in over 15 years. I hunted the river and every creek, slough, hit pod and water hole I came to was was frozen solid for 3 days this weekend…but the rivers was a different story…..ducks everywhere! I must say the frozen fields, pods,etc in Mississippi and Alabama has pushed all kinds of birds to our state.

Posted By:
coldkiller
Web Member

OLIVE BRANCH,ILL 01-12-2010 08:45
Sunny & Clear, High Winds – 0-10 Degrees – Ice
I went to Olive Branch,Ill and shot giant Canadian Geese for 3 days and we hammered them.
Also if you think the ducks are way south think again. Sunday we shot Mallards coming in to our decoys in a cut corn field! Just like shooting them in Canada!

I believe that alot of our problems are from all the water plus an early fall with messed up weather then more rains and then cold.

It’s not as much a shortage as it is spread out everywhere!

Just my observation

If you want to go hunt geese call me.

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Posted By:
Kent-Lacina
Field Editor

south delta 01-11-2010 10:48
Cloudy, Winds Calm – 25-30 Degrees – Ice
Hunted from friday to sunday. Friday we busted jerk in the ice only to see 15 total ducks in the air for 4 hours. Did manage to kill a snow goose and should have killed a speck. No ducks to speak of in the air. Saturday afternoon we went to a deeper lake to find open water after busting ice 1/2 the morning. We ended up killing a limit of mallards and scaup. We saw quite a few birds around this lake due to a river being within 1 mile of it.

Saturday we set up for geese. We had a bust there and ended up with 1 eagle headed blue. Saturday afternoon we decided to try the lake again and found it was froze with just a handfull of ducks on the ice. We did manage to scratch out a few pass shooting but not what we expected.

Sunday we decided to try to break ice and try this lake again only to find it was 4″ thick.

As for all the public WMA’s in the south delta iced up is the word. Howard Miller has no birds and unhuntable. Muscadine Farms iced up no birds. Mahanna does have some open water if you can get to it with a few ducks.

As for the ducks the only sucess i’ve heard was from the big muddy. The river is high and if you can find open water that you can get to you can do very well. Talked to 2 groups that limited within a few minutes on saturday, although they said it was difficult to get in and out of the river.

I don’t know where the ducks are but we should have birds around right now. Cold temps and frozen water to the north and VERY VERY FEW BIRDS. I’ve heard reports that the birds are holding in missouri but with the temps they’ve had in the last week we should have seen a push to the delta. I have heard no good reports anywhere but the river.

This year we were suppose to have record numbers of ducks. From what i can tell is they are off from last year. I haven’t seen bird numbers this low since the early 80’s. Our south mississippi woodducks are down also and i haven’t seen a push of birds since the second week of the season. I hope all changes within the last couple of weeks but i think it will remain dismal at best.

I wouldn’t doubt if we don’t see a restricted season next year and it wouldn’t hurt my feelings if we did have a restricted season if it was to bring bird numbers back up the next year. We have had weather that should bring birds to the delta and nothing has been showing up. I can’t beleive that these birds are holding north with the snow and ice and cold temps they’ve had.

WHERE ARE THE DUCKS?

Remember it’s what we do today that will tell what happens tomorrow.

Posted By:
maverick21
Web Member

Tallahatchie County 01-08-2010 14:12
Cloudy, High Winds – 25-30 Degrees – Ice
Busting 2 inches of ice would be worth it if a duck would fly by it to see open water.

Birds that we were holding moved out. No new birds showing up with everything iced over.

Posted By:
bamaduckaholic
Guest

North Delta 01-04-2010 20:04
– – –
Hey Coldkiller, good discussion topic. I started the discussion on the discussion forum; Where Did they migrate?

Posted By:
coldkiller
Web Member

SLEDGE,MS 01-04-2010 16:18
Arctic Blast – 25-30 Degrees – Open Water
THIS IS BEING PUT IN CAPITALS BECAUSE IT LOOKS LIKE THE (USFWS) HAVE SOLD US ANOTHER ROUND OF BULLS—! WHERE ARE THE DUCKS? THIS IS GOING TO GO DOWN AS THE WORST WATERFOWL SEASON THAT I CAN REMEMBER IN 40YRS OF HUNTING… I WANT ANSWERS AND I AM GOING TO DEMAND WHERE AND WHEN IS THE PUSH GOING TO COME!

THEY NEED TO QUIT KNOCKING DOWN FOOD ON THE REFUGES AND LET THE DUCKS AND GEESE MIGRATE LIKE THEY HAVE SINCE BEFORE THE BIRTH OF JESUS CHRIST ! LET IT HAPPEN OR PLEASE QUIT MAKING THE NUMBERS MORE THAN THEY ARE!

Posted By:
Kent-Lacina
Field Editor

south delta 12-21-2009 20:08
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 50-60 Degrees
well hunted with a few different party’s from friday to today. Saw just a few ducks friday and should have shot a few pintails but due to little water on one of our holes they wouldn’t finish. Saturday was a totally different day. I hunted with my son and big brian J. We managed to scratch out a few birds but not what we wanted. We shot 5 mallards and 7 teal. We had many chances to harvest more birds but opted for mallards with teal at 20 yards. All in all it was a very decent day. We saw a increase in mallards along with a huge increase in teal numbers. The only bad thing was not having much sleep due to big brian. Never heard such a loud snoring person in my life. I guess its a nebraska thing.

Anyways we did manage to limit on sunday but did not see hardly any teal. We did manage some gadwalls and pintails. We had to end our limit up with some smiling mallards but it was still a fun and good hunt.

Today was a blue bird no wind and no working ducks. We did have a couple mallards try to work and did see a lot flying high but we called it a day at 8.

We did manage to see a couple thousand geese start to use our area and hopefully they will continue to build in our area.

As for south mississippi we didn’t see too many birds on the increase. Usually we have more woodie’s in our area but they continue to slowly build.

We had a pretty good hunt from what im hearing and i guess the only sad part about the hunt was no sleep due to brian J .

Mahanna duck numbers remain low but still some decent hunts have been had.

Muscadine farms has also had some good hunts but not many people have been using this wma.

Not much else going on but it seems if we get some good weather up north we could get some good numbers within the next few weeks.

Until my next post hope all do well and have a safe hunt

Remember it’s what we do today that will tell what happens tomorrow.

Posted By:
Caddy In The Blind
Guest

Tallahatchie County MS 12-15-2009 14:52
Cloudy, Light Rain & Drizzle – –
Hunted all day on the 10th, 11th, and 12th…..and I’m sad to say our totes were light after each day. Saw thousands of mallards but they were happy eating Milo on the refuge. Too much water as the river is out of the banks. Managed to take Blue wing teal and 2 blue bills on Sunday morning. Too much water makes it extremely difficult in taking a limit of mallards right now.

Posted By:
J2noles9417
Guest

Tallahatchie county ms 12-13-2009 15:42
– – 25-30 Degrees – Open Water
Very few birds flying last weekend december 3-5!!! It appeared the numbers were growing but it was obvious the birds weren’t there yet!!! Hope it stays cold up north heading back right after Xmas!!!

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