Duck hunting report – 1/21/2017

I got picked for a lottery hunt at the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sherburne South Farm Wildlife Management Area today. I had applied for this hunt and got picked last year for the same weekend. The hunt had to be cancelled due to flooding. The hunt was rescheduled for this year and we were on. We arrived at the check station early and sat in the rain until the station opened at 4:30 AM. We checked in and drew Unit #2 to hunt for the day. We got to the Unit and waded out into the pond dragging our gear. We got the blind set up and decoys out and waited for that magical time. It was super slow and we only had 2 birds fly within shooting range. The pair of mallards passed over about 40 yards out and both hit the water and were added to the duck strap. Great shooting by our group, just wish that we would have had more opportunities to shoot. Interesting that we left consistent limits in the Mississippi River Delta to try something new in the Atchafalaya basin, but it was still fun. We will be back at it again tomorrow! Good luck out there.

Captain Jeff