Good to hear from someone down in Short Grass Country ... even if they are a YANKEE!
As a kid we used to shoot ducks off of small stock ponds just north of the Air Base ... is the small piece of water still there on the south side of the Main Entrance to the base on the west side of the road? Shot lots of Mallards off of that spot as they were laze'n about on it after come'n off the small City Lake just west of it.
Them days we could shoot the Cit of Altus Water Treatment Plants " Settling Ponds " ... RED HEADS and BANG'N CANS ... as the Divers were there THICK... we'd come up over the top and cut loose ... half would take off and half would dive... we'd shoot a mess ... reload and pick'em off as they came up from dive'n ... GREAT SPORT!
There were some spots at the foot of the mountains just east of the old Lugert Grainery and the Church of Christ Youth Camp... bet they are still there? We also had a section of Mesquite and scrub grass west of the Hiway at the end of the pavement that came down over the top of the Big Red Mesa out of Mangum! KILT LOTS OF DUCKS off'n dem spots on that ground. That and the Jack Rabbits actually RAN IN HERDS ... talk about GOOD TIMES!
All kidding aside ... that was about 50 years ago ... but it seems just like yesterday! Don't hear from too many folks down that way shoot'n ducks much anymore ... hope to hear from you during the season as nothing is better than plent of PICS and a STORY that goes along with each hunt.
I would invite you to visit my Web Site .... www.UrbanDuckMan.Com
... or my Facebook " thing " ... www.Facebook/UrbanDuckman
... so you can get a flavor of what we're still do'n as Bona Fide Old Farts here in the South Central part of the state and even beyond. Got about 90 Vid's posted up on YouTube ... just put in " urbanduckman " in the search field and check'em out if you have an inkling to do so!
In fact , we got a Cabin down on our own Watershed that's used for Out Of Town Company ... those that come in from all over the U.S. to come back home and chase ducks. Would love to have you come over and get a taste of how we do things! Of course with some guys get'n close to 80 we only HUNT EASY STUFF! We also love to film our hunts and of course COOK STUFF after we're done hunt'n for the day!
EAT ... SLEEP ... SHOOT DUCKS ... it's a helluva lifestyle and you gotta PACE YOURSELF or it'll put you down for the count!
Come see us! We're but two hours due east of you!
Matmoras Muco Patos AquI!