Edge wrote:The ducks are here right now, but of course that could change.
Let me qualify that . . .
The ducks have been here since October, and certainly will be through February, same as they are every year. Conditions, however, have been spotty. On light freezes in many areas, the ducks (I strongly suspect due to pressure from hunters), are resorting to night feeding, which is very frustrating for the pursuing hunter. Water levels have been extraordinarily low in the woods, but are somewhat on the rise. Note, however, that those rising levels in the rivers and streams that feed many of these timber haunts are directly attirbutable to Christmas day snowfall, which just now melting. A week of warm temps and sun without rain will result in low water levels again within a week.
When it's not frozen and you're in the right spot, the hunting is pretty good. When it's frozen and the ducks are stubborn, it sucks. For most of those hunting the timber exclusively in northeast arkansas, it's been a tough one.
Smell that? Smells like sumthin died in here.