Buras Duck Report – 1/3/2016

1st duck trip of the year was challenging. The Mississippi River is high and rising. The parking lot of the launch is under 2 feet of water. The water is super high in the marsh right now. We saw a good number of ducks, but they do not want the open water and are landing in the flooded vegetation. We did harvest a couple of limits of Gadwall, Greenwing Teal and Bluewing Teal. Good eating ducks and challenging shooting. We will be back at it this week and will likely change tactics slightly to look for better success. Good luck out there!

Captain Jeff

Buras Duck Report 11/20/2015

Good duck action continues in the Mississippi River Delta. Brisk NE winds behind the latest cool front brought down more new birds. We set up in a new pond this AM and the ducks had no idea what was in store for them. The blinds was brushed up well and the ducks never saw us. Easy feet down shots! Plenty of Mottled ducks in the pond and we had to be selective on what we shot. We waited out the flurry of Mottleds and were rewarded with another variety of Species – Gadwall, Pintail, Bluewing Teal, Greenwing Teal and a pair of Mallards. The good hunting continues and should only get better. Good luck out there this weekend!

Captain Jeff

Buras duck report 11/19/2015

Good duck weather this week and some small fronts have pushed ducks down and into our ponds. The Easterly winds have pushed the water really high and flooding into the marsh. Easy access into the ponds, but the extra water opens up areas in the marsh that are typically dry. The ducks love newly flooded areas! We hit a pond perfect for the wind and adjacent to some flooded freshwater marsh this morning. The action was slow as shooting time arrived with ducks trying to land in the pond in singles and pairs. After the initial flurry of action, we had 6 species in the boat – Mottled, Pintail, Gadwall, Bluewing Teal, Greenwing Teal and Widgeon. An hour into the hunt, the Gadwall started to come in in groups of 2-15 and limits were achieved shortly thereafter. Great shoot! Good luck out there this weekend!

Captain Jeff

Buras Duck Report

The duck hunting action has been steady at the mouth of the Mississippi River. Good cool fronts over the last couple of weeks and great delta habitat conditions have equaled excellent success. We have been harvesting Pintail, Gadwall, Mottled, Greenwing and Bluewing teal. We have seen many other species as well. The area is lush with duck food and is holding birds between the fronts. It looks to be a banner year! Good luck out there!

Captain Jeff

Buras report 9/13/2015

Another glorius day in the Mississippi River Delta. The passage of a cool front during the night brought down flocks of teal. The strong winds from the North East poured water into the ponds. The water was a solid foot higher that yesterday. The birds were working the pond amazinly well and my guests shooting eye was keen today. Limits of bluewing and a few greenwing teal before 7:30 AM. The blinds are tight and the vegetation in the ponds is full. This should be a great season! Good luck out there this week!

Captain Jeff

Duck season final trip

Well as I write this report, our waterfowl season has ended. It was an excellent year for ducks in the Mississippi River Delta. We got limits yesterday in relatively short order. The bag consisted of Gadwall, Bluewing and Greenwing Teal. It was a bluebird day with very light winds, but the birds responded well and my guests shot very well which equals quick limits. We also encountered and harvested alot of nutria rats on the way in. We will be rat hunting until turkey season.

Captain Jeff

Duck report

The duck action remains strong this weekend at the Mississippi River Delta. Limits of Gadwall, Widgeon and Greewnwing teal have made up 90% of the bag. The birds are starting to shy a little from the big blinds so we are moving to smaller set ups with more coot decoys deployed. The action should remain strong as a few fronts move through this week to renforce the duck population with some new birds. The season is over on Sunday so good luck out there this week!

Captain Jeff

Duck and nutria report

Yesterday was a nasty day for humans at the Mississippi River Delta. It rained the entire day and was cold and windy so not the best for us, but the ducks loved us. The birds did not decoy as we wanted, but came close enough to receive a pattern of steel shot! My guests took home Gadwall and 2 Greenwing teal. We saw other species, but not close enough for shots. On the ride home, we saw alot of nutria rats and hartvested a mess of them too! Good shooting yesterday and will be back at it this weekend.

Captain Jeff

Duck hunting report

The duck action has been steady over the last couple of weeks. We have plenty of ducks on the lease in the Mississippi River Delta and they are working well. We have had to move around a bit and use differnt decoy spreads to keep giving them differnt looks. The birds are working well into the diffent spreads and blind locations. We are still taking Gadwall, Widgeon, Bluewing and Greenwing Teal and a few Pintail. With the weekly cold fronts, the action should continue to be outstanding.

Captain Jeff

Duck season opener report

Awesome start to duck season 2014! The ducks are down and they worked like the good ole days this weekend in the Mississippi River Delta. Easy limits each morning on a wide variety of species. We set up early and waited for daylight, first came the Greenwing and Bluewing teal. Each hunter bagged a couple to get the day started and then we decided to wait out the big ducks. Great idea as big groups of ducks started to dive bomb into the decoy spread. We ended up with Mallards, Gadwalls, Widgeon and Mottled ducks. Excellent shooting combined with endless opportunity resulted in easy limits. This season could be one for the ages!

Captain Jeff