I talked with one person I know that hunts Crowder, they saw one duck, it was a greenhead and they got it. Everyone else in crowder that I talked with did not fire a shot. Guys down near Greenville killed a few, no limits, and two different groups I know up in Tunica all saw nothing, not a shot fired. I had gone out Thanksgiving morning for some scouting, knowing our lease did not have ducks yet, so I was looking for alternatives. I found a bunch of birds at O'keefe WMA in Lambert, all shovelers. Did not see a single bird at the Tallahatchie refuge. So I chose to shoot shovelers for opening day. With all the hunters there, the birds did not get a chance to get good into a field before being shot, so it was not as good as I had hoped for. Ended up with three. I guess it could be worse. Had fun though.
Did see tens of thousands of snows in the sky, flying in every direction. Saw a couple of winter wheat fields that they had stripped bare in the middle. Other than that, everyone I know saw nothing, which really made me feel great about my opener.
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