That video was taken opening day of the 2016 duck season. Sugar is a mythical place, with unicorns and sugar plum ferries. Good hunting years tend to outnumber the poor ones, however. The international Migratory Bird Treaty was passed by Congress in 1913, putting ducks and geese under federal control. OldPhotog wrote:That video is pretty dated. Here are some killer duck hunting tips when you're faced with big water situations.
Campbell Lake Conway Reservoir Habitat and water levels are normal on both Pierce and Dix creeks. Gobs of birds loaf on small, shallow ponds that dot the landscape. Few sights in hunting are as memorable as that of a flock of ducks, wings cupped in classic fashion, skimming winter-bare treetops as they drop from the sky into a flooded forest. About 4,000 acres are flooded by Lake Charles, just north of the area, through a series of levees, pipes and stop-log structures. Still, there are ducks in Northwest Arkansas and pretty much any part of the state if you want to look hard enough. No passing, staying well behind other boats, etc. The Little Red Rive r separates approximately 4,000 acres from the main body of the acreage.
The Duck Blind Sammich was the bomb! So from my perspective, it's a stupid rule that should be abolished. Management Practices About 300 acres are planted to small grain crops to provide supplemental food sources for resident wildlife species and migratory birds. The opening days of the season can be very crowded, with a couple of thousand or more hunters using the area each day. Highway 67-167 and near state Highway 31. When all works right, ducks cruising the lake will turn on my long line, following it all the way in before settling into the landing zone. So basically what your telling me is that when I come there I should hunt out of my boat blind, bring my beater, and extra tires? A dozen decoys or fewer will ordinarily be adequate for drawing the attention of the birds; most hunters stand in the shadow of trees in knee-deep water. The entire eastern boundary, which is about 12 miles, can be accessed by boat.
Bayou Meto offers one of the largest public areas for flooded timber or green-timber duck hunting in North America, right in the heart of the Mississippi Alluvial Valley. Seed production is very good in north unit; middle field was planted in Chawapa millet, coverage is fair; south field was stripped in Chawapa millet with fair production, with strips of smartweed that did extremely well. Adequate nighttime lighting on boats and legal flotation devices are important. Arkansas residents should add sales tax. Francis, Bayou DeView and the Cache. There's no more beautiful place to hunt ducks in all of Arkansas.
Diversify Your Duck Spreads One of the great benefits of duck hunting on big water is the diversity of species you'll encounter. Any info will help thanks ya'all. A few ducks and geese have been seen flying around the area. The estimated mallard population was more than double the December 2013 mallard estimate and also double the mallard total from the Midwinter Survey period a year ago. Water depth varies from a few inches to over 10 feet. Enforce safe boating laws already on the books.
I just wondering if it will be worth my time to come down and scout and plan a weekend to go. Big Lake National Wildlife Refuge was created and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commisison was formed then. I understand the problems with people taking your blind or area. If your willing to sleep in a boat, what is the harm? Discover even more in our monthly magazine, and have it delivered to your door! Although boats are allowed, motors are not. Arkansas Game and Fish Commission biologists flew the annual Midwinter Survey Jan. Ample rainfall this month also has created abundant habitat in agricultural fields across the Delta.
New federal and state laws were passed to establish hunting seasons and, later, to set daily limits on the taking of wildlife. In addition, over half the area is subject to receive overflow from the Black River, undergoing on average at least one flood event per year. Water Level: 100% 8c Habitat: Natural vegetation and Japanese and Chiwappa Millet. Water Level: Normal pool level. The Lower Area is accessed via the Black River off Highway 280 at Brookings.
The Wiener area is one of the principal rice-producing areas of the state, which makes it ideal for ducks. Ill pass and keep shooting around my lakes, ponds, and sloughs. The trains that took out timber also provided transportation for the products of the market hunters—mostly deer, ducks, and. Safety Boating safety is of importance due to the heavy boat traffic during waterfowl season. Like it , love it or leave it.
For credit card orders and more information, log on to. The number of ducks found here during hunting season depends to a large extent on weather conditions to the north, rainfall amounts and productivity on the Canadian breeding grounds. Can't say that I'm opposed to that. Hope to be back next year! We take all the care and planning for a successful waterfowl season very seriously. Please take a moment to using your first and last name as your username and complete the user profile. All I know is that, prior to the rule, I could show up at 5 a.