Missouri Duck and Goose Hunting Report Archive

Posted By:
bgallup
Field Editor

MO River near Miami MO 12-20-2012 11:35
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 50-60 Degrees
Tuesday this week was a nice day for a boat ride and since the intent was scouting, not hunting, having a warm day was fine.

Did find several good looking sand bars and plan to hunt this Friday. Hopefully todays snow and and cold won’t push all the ducks South.

Posted By:
hannibal
Web Member

Last Few Days 12-19-2012 07:31
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Here we go. Heading down to NW MO today ahead of the blizzard warning for central Iowa. I’m looking forward to greenheads in with snow flakes on their had lighting in the decoys at 15 yards.

I’m predicting a very strong finish to a great season 🙂

Posted By:
John-Donelon
Field Editor

Chariton County 12-15-2012 09:15
Cloudy, Light Rain & Drizzle – –
Migration appears to have started.At 8:15AM this morning,got a call from my landlord.He was at the blind calling,hAD HIS LIMIT OF MALLARDS BY 8am.Hugh numbers of ducks and geese heading south,both snow and canada geese on the move. He said last night could hear the snows flying over the bunk house.I am sitting here in Columbia this morning after leaving the doctor’s yesterday with sore throat and fever.This is one of those years.

Posted By:
bgallup
Field Editor

Grand Pass 12-12-2012 12:46
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 50-60 Degrees
Drew in to the Pass 3 days last week. We needed some new birds and colder temps. They sat till 1 then started moving into the shooting pools. Will try the Mo River next week. ben

Posted By:
John-Donelon
Field Editor

Mo 12-07-2012 20:43
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Got DU e-mail yesterday. To no one’s surprise,they show 750,000 mallards and some 300,000 canada geese in eastern S. Dak.Temps in the 40’s and open water and plenty of food in the fields..Another shot from mother nature this year.Our season closes here in the North zone on 12-25.Doubt if any weather bad enough to move the birds south,as reported and as we know,the birds can take the cold,only thing that will make them move is a heavy snow to cover the food supply and I don’t see this happening in the near future.Enjoy the holidays with your loved ones,have my oldest daughter to make my year complete,two bouts with cancer since 2010,last mri and cat scan shows no cancer present,and I worry about the number of birds I shot this year.Will enjoy this Christmas more than the last two and have much to be thankful for.If by chance,I have any future reports on the goose season,which closes in our zone on 1-31 for the canada geese,will post,otherwise hope I have another year in 2013.

Posted By:
Andrew-Juden
Field Editor

South Zone 11-27-2012 10:57
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 40-45 Degrees
Good day all well here is a little report from the south. Opening day was amazing with a 3 man limit of mallards and teal had several groups of specks working and should have killed a few but you all know how it goes just trying to get all of them in the hole and it never works out like that. All in all the opener was great had large groups of mallards working and lots of specks working. The next two days however where a bust killed 3 birds each day we went from seeing several thousand ducks and specks opening morning to seeing maybe 100 ducks over the next two days. Not positive on what has happened other than it has totally shut off. Out of the 3 MDC areas down here only one is doing fairly well the others are just dragging along at the moment.I have mixed reports from others on their season so far some are reporting limits nearly every day others are not even coming close seems to be the further west you are in SEMO the better the reports. With one exception around the MO/TN line in the river sounds like the boys in that area are doing fairly well. Long term forecast looks good for us about the second week of Dec for a big push if it holds true however we all know how that goes. Anyway gona spend the rest of the week hunting and scouting will report later in the week. Hope all is well with everyone and a belated Turkey Day to all

Posted By:
John-Donelon
Field Editor

missouri 11-27-2012 09:45
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WBDUCKMAN
Thanks for the support.Only one I have received any support from over the incident.

Posted By:
wbduckman
Web Member

11-26-2012 14:05
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hate to hear all that John!
However, I would have thought the owner/operator would have thank you. Where I come from, Alcohol & Guns is a deadly situation. You may have saved someones life.

I have been in the same situation. Only takes a few Loud Mouth Drunks to ruin a Club. Also, this is not the situation to have kids & grand kids.

What you went through is exactly why I stopped joining Clubs.
Your better off w/out them.

Posted By:
hannibal
Web Member

NW 11-25-2012 15:26
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Good Weekend

Had a friend and work acquaintance here from Utah on Friday for a one day hunt and the weather and birds really cooperated. We hunted from about 10am-3pm and shot 4 man limit of mallards and others. Sun, Wind and Cold really makes all the difference in birds working. Next day we finished with 15 and came home this morning. We could use some fresh birds but with the right weather it can still be “right”.

Posted By:
John-Donelon
Field Editor

Chariton County 11-21-2012 14:22
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This is in response to my post of 11-14 regarding the events that transpired on that particular visit to the duck club.My understanding from today is that the memmbers involved are now upset with me for making that particular post. I guess I could have handled it better,but do not know how to personally get in touch with each of these members.I should have addressed the matter with them when the event happened or took it up with the owner of the club so he could have handled it.What is done is done,my future membership,I will give it though in the coming days.From information received today from the club manager,some ill feeling have developed between me and the members involved in the incident.I really would have a problem in dealing with members of the club that have these ill feelings towards me.I cannot undo what has been done.My interest at this point in preceding with this year’s duck season is somewhat in doubt,as a result,my thanks to my readers of of my posts,for I will not be posting for awhile time I know which direction my duck season will be going.

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