2008-2009 season

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2008-2009 season

Postby kydrakecaller » Wed Jul 09, 2008 7:23 pm

New to the board. I've been in Ky about 14 years. Live in Frankfort area (not much for duck hunting). My oldest son and I have made a trek each year back home to hunt with brother-in-laws and nephews and niece in South west Tennessee and eastern Arkansas. $4 to $5 a gallon for gas is going to put a big dent in my hunting budget. I'd appreciate any ideas for some Ky duck hunting. I'm 50 and the boy is 23 and I've hunted since I could shoot the shotgun. Thanks for the info!

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Postby kyfowler » Wed Jul 09, 2008 8:01 pm

Check out some of the public waters in that area, the Ky rvier runs right through there.

Theres a list on the KDFWR web site.
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Postby duckbuster06 » Wed Jul 09, 2008 8:34 pm

Ditto. I go to school in Lexington but live 3 hours west. The farther the west the better (as I'm sure you know). I've been on some decent hunts around Winchester, etc. Just get out and look around some on public land. :thumbsup:
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Postby hopelessaddict » Thu Jul 10, 2008 11:24 am

duckbuster, have you been able to find decent hunting around the lexington area, or is it pretty shabby?
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Postby duckbuster06 » Thu Jul 10, 2008 4:48 pm

Shabby for the most part unless you know somebody who has a good goose pond that will get a mallard every once in a while. Still, most of the duck season is winter break for me, so I get about 4 weeks without class. If I want to hunt I go west :thumbsup:
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Postby hopelessaddict » Thu Jul 10, 2008 7:19 pm

from my understanding....i guess u have to go pretty far west, gas ain't cheap and money is thin....guess i will be looking for ponds,...lakes aren't any good? it don't take much for me to be happy, i get excited over three shots a morning....can u tell me i will at least shoot that much on the public land out there? if not i may cry...
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Postby kyduck » Fri Jul 11, 2008 5:14 pm

Honestly...it's hit or miss for most areas. Some of the WMA's are good a few weeks of the year, while the western part of the state seems to produce the most birds season long. I have found some decent success by just traveling around glassing areas and asking permission on private lakes and ponds. The best advice is the more work you put in to scouting and preparing the better success you will have. :wink:
Don't forget about your local DU and Delta organizations also...they are a good way to meet local hunters and get ideas of the best places in your area.
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Postby TNT » Tue Jul 22, 2008 9:16 pm

Henderson is good 4 early season woodies and teal. Not much good on public land in this part of the state.
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Postby hopelessaddict » Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:57 pm

how long is y'alls early season usually? i looked at last years annual and it looked like it was only 4 or 5 days...
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Postby dixieduckslayer » Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:53 am

im telling yall, if you want some good quality duck hunts, come west of the lakes, the lakes are awesome, and there are hundreds of other good spots to hunt way west where i live, i know gas is high (belive me i do) but i think it is worth it myself
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Postby duckbuster06 » Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:06 am

hopelessaddict wrote:how long is y'alls early season usually? i looked at last years annual and it looked like it was only 4 or 5 days...


That's about right. Not too long here, gotta take advantage of what you got. :no:
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Postby teamoutlaw » Fri Aug 08, 2008 12:40 pm

we shoot probably 13 times each day in western ky :biggrin: :biggrin:
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Postby clayswindler » Sun Oct 19, 2008 1:18 pm

Do they still supply decoys at the pits and blinds at Ballard WMA?
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Postby dixieduckslayer » Mon Oct 20, 2008 5:24 am

no...gotta bring your own
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Postby 13space82 » Wed Oct 22, 2008 5:43 am

i'm 90% sure they have some that you can borrow there. i've seen some guys get some goose decoys from them.
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Postby dixieduckslayer » Wed Oct 22, 2008 2:48 pm

from what i understand they use to leave them out at the pits and blinds, they no longer do this, they might have some to borrow, but we always just bring our own.
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Postby mcodrake » Thu Oct 23, 2008 8:12 pm

kydrake, your going to be very dissapointed hunting around here if your use to west tenn. and ark. if you have a boat head to t ville lake there where some decent days there last year and run up to stanford at ceder creek there where some decent days there too.but you'll have to be early at ceder. you can kill a few ducks on ponds around here but pond hunting ducks sucks.west will be the only place that will come close to west tenn. and ark. hello Blake and Boone,hope you boys are doing alright.see you soon!!!
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Postby dixieduckslayer » Fri Oct 24, 2008 12:38 pm

howdy..im doin great, same to ya, and im sure ill see you some time this year in the swamp..lol
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