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Postby Heather » Mon Nov 08, 2004 1:21 pm

How did all the north zone hunters do??
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Postby champion duck slayer » Mon Nov 08, 2004 11:10 pm

Did ok saturday got to lake fork about 12:30am shot 5, four blue wings and one gadwall sunday shot nothing :pissed: just to many hunters flareing birds. how was yours
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Postby Heather » Tue Nov 09, 2004 11:33 pm

I don't get to go yet. I hunt the south zone, so this saturday is the day. I can't wait. I'll post up with my results. I'm hoping to get some birds. Probably get some gads and teal.
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Postby HENDU3270 » Thu Nov 11, 2004 7:31 am

Heather,

If you're hunting Peach Point I agree. Teal will most likely make up your bag. I hunted there very heavy several years ago and Teal, Gadwalls and Shovelers made up most of our limits. The first time I ever hunted Peach Point we ended up only bringing home four birds: three teal and one mottled duck that I shot as we were picking up the decoys....it ended up being banded! I hate dealing with the crowds (camped out all night a few times), but the convenience is great!
Fishing was invented to pass the time between Duck Seasons....either duck hunt or get outa my boat!!
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Postby Heather » Thu Nov 11, 2004 11:11 am

Hendu,
Teal contribute to most or our bags out there. But that's fine with me. I like shooting those little jets, and they taste good, too! You are right on about what makes up bags out there. In the past year, though, I've noticed more wigeon. That's just in my experiences out there.
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Postby HENDU3270 » Thu Nov 11, 2004 4:52 pm

Yeah, I don't mind shooting Teal either. It's a blast and very challenging! Whenever we didn't feel like waiting in line at Peach Point, we'd run over to Quintana. Pretty quick after you get on the beach (headed southward) a large amount of water pockets that runs all the way down to the levee. A little farther it picks up again and runs almost all the way down to the river. Didn't have much trouble picking up birds out there. We went scouting down there a couple of weeks ago and there were birds everywhere, mainly Teal and Gadwalls. We did see one small group of Redheads of about 7 or 8. The City of Freeport was supossed to annex a portion of the beach in that area, but I'm not sure if that's happened yet. We may hunt that area anyways and just wait to see if we get approached by the Freeport Po-Po.
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Postby cypressTX » Sun Nov 14, 2004 10:50 pm

New to the forum, just reading up on some of the post and was just wondering where in quitman the duck slayer might reside...small town and well I have family in those parts...some pretty awesome hunting spots too...
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Postby champion duck slayer » Mon Nov 15, 2004 7:38 am

Glad to have you cypressTX I live on Lake Quitman on CR 1416 kinda by the marina.
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Postby GREENHEAD31 » Mon Nov 15, 2004 1:49 pm

Hunted opening morning at Tawakoni (2 woodies) Hunted Lewisville this past weekend (1 teal, 2 Gad's) Just haven't had the weather to push any new bird in. Beginning to think inorder to get a limit you'll have to travel north... (just my thoughts)
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Postby acenthehole » Tue Nov 16, 2004 12:46 pm

Where did yo hunt in Lewisville???
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Postby GREENHEAD31 » Tue Nov 16, 2004 4:45 pm

Did you get the permit needed to hunt Lake Lewisville? If so they provide you with a map of the hunting areas.
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Postby acenthehole » Tue Nov 16, 2004 5:29 pm

The state permit? I bought the public hunting permit for the state but I never recieved a map.
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Postby GREENHEAD31 » Wed Nov 17, 2004 9:05 am

Lewisville has a separate permit that you will need to get. It's free and you can get them in Lewisville address U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 1801 N Mill Street Lewisville, TX 75057-1821 Phone: (972) 434-1666

requirements: DL, hunters education card.
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Postby acenthehole » Wed Nov 17, 2004 9:46 am

Thanks...I've been on that lake for years and never new I could hunt it, and I always wished I could!
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Postby acenthehole » Wed Nov 17, 2004 9:50 am

Have you had any other luck in the area. We're headed out to a pond and hopefully a flooded field, on Friday morning. I thought about testing my luck at Cedar Creek Lake on Saturday. Hopefully we'll have so luck on our side!
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Postby GREENHEAD31 » Wed Nov 17, 2004 1:37 pm

When the birds are here the hunting can be pretty good... A lot of construction going on in the area around the lake. some there want be anymore hunting at all on that lake.. The lake is up

We've hunted Cedar Creek before (about 3yrs ago). We put in right off the Hwy. haven't hunted it since then. Have you had any luck there?
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Postby acenthehole » Wed Nov 17, 2004 3:05 pm

Cedar Creek has it's moments enough to make me go back. We hunted a cove next to the dam. I've had some other friends tell me that they putin right off the highway too. Just right there next to the bridge. We are always looking for a good place to go close to home. On Lewisville do you need a boat to get to the ducks?
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Postby GREENHEAD31 » Wed Nov 17, 2004 3:28 pm

there are some places you can get to by foot. It's better if have a boat and get into the shallow areas. right now there's a lot of cover with the lake level up. Thinking about going Sat. depends on levels at Tawakoni and Texoma.
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Postby stevezilla » Thu Nov 18, 2004 3:30 pm

we are going to hunt lewisville this weekend.
do you have any suggestions?
i think we are going to go over around 380.
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Postby GREENHEAD31 » Thu Nov 18, 2004 4:26 pm

call me at 940-453-1894
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Postby shocktroop » Thu Dec 02, 2004 10:13 pm

Been out 1-2 days every week since season opened. Hunting Lake arrowhead up in wichita falls, limmits for everyone every time. All mallards, gadwalls, wigeon, tons of green-wing also, birds are so plentiful you have your pick, most shooting is done before 9am. Best duck season I've seen yet. Used to hunt ray roberts and Lewisvile, but don't think I'll go back with it like this here.
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Postby shocktroop » Thu Dec 02, 2004 10:18 pm

BTW I posted a message in the Honey Hole general discussion part of this forum for anyone interested in hunting up north..
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