Bird numbers along the coast

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Bird numbers along the coast

Postby AllFlockedUp » Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:53 pm

I'm headed west on Friday to hunt along the coast for my annual trip and I was wondering what numbers were looking like with all of the crazy weather yall have had. Any ducks hanging around besides reds?
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Re: Bird numbers along the coast

Postby Duck Collector » Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:00 pm

Red heads are about it as of last weekend....i was in rockport thursday-sunday and out of every one hunting with us (50-60 people) we killed only around 150 birds and only 10 were pin tails. Had a few bluebills and buffies mixed in but not much. Killed only 1 wigeon to...all the rain has em up in fresh water.
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Re: Bird numbers along the coast

Postby Barney#1 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:14 pm

Duck Collector wrote:all the rain has em up in fresh water.

:yes: yes it does. Bout time some of us inland hunters had a shot. It won't last long. :beer:
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Re: Bird numbers along the coast

Postby Duck Collector » Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:21 pm

Barney#1 wrote:
Duck Collector wrote:all the rain has em up in fresh water.

:yes: yes it does. Bout time some of us inland hunters had a shot. It won't last long. :beer:

Bad timeing though...one trip to the coast when i look forward to a few pintails, their gone....in a fresh water, floodedd field, on private property 10 miles from where i hunted... :fingerhead:
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Re: Bird numbers along the coast

Postby Barney#1 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:38 pm

Bad timing indeed. Sounds like my luck :lol3:
I saw your pics and it still looked like a pretty good time.
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Re: Bird numbers along the coast

Postby SAHunter1983 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:58 pm

They are there you just have to know where to find them and wait till the fog burns off some... can't tell you how many putzes I saw motoring around or pulling up early and heading home... PM me if your headed between freeport and corpus... Duck the guide who took me out limited 5 guys 2 days in a row in the hole I told you about and he wasnt even on the x :grin:

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Re: Bird numbers along the coast

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Re: Bird numbers along the coast

Postby Crazy Matt » Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:30 am

I hear they pushed up into the fresh agua. Lot of sheet water around.
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Re: Bird numbers along the coast

Postby Barney#1 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:35 am

Awww hell. I heard that too :biggrin:
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Re: Bird numbers along the coast

Postby Duck Collector » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:13 am

Rain is a good thang!!! Unless ur a coastal hunter...
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Re: Bird numbers along the coast

Postby Netboy » Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:46 pm

I hunted the Aransas Pass area yesterday and got 3 wigeon, 1 pinnie and 2 reds. Missed on a goup of teal and saw some spoonies also. Hunted the ULM this morning and nothing but LOTS of red there.
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Re: Bird numbers along the coast

Postby hawkeye55 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:51 pm

not much, if any sheet water from Corpus south. Killed 4 pin, 4 rh, 4 gwt, 2 bwt and 1 shov Sunday from ULM and should have had 3 more ducks if my hunting parnters would have been shooting up to par. Did have to stay with it until 11. In general the bird count from Rockport to Baffin has never been anything like it has been the last 2 years.
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Re: Bird numbers along the coast

Postby AllFlockedUp » Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:00 pm

Thanks for the responses guys. I am headed around the seadrift port oconnor area. I live in Georgia but have been making the trip for about 6 years now. I will keep checking old spots until I find a few. I am sure I can find the reds and buffleheads fairly easy but I was wondering about the puddle ducks. Either way I will see more ducks than we have over here and the food is great so we will see what happens.
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Re: Bird numbers along the coast

Postby Duck Collector » Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:35 pm

AllFlockedUp wrote:Thanks for the responses guys. I am headed around the seadrift port oconnor area. I live in Georgia but have been making the trip for about 6 years now. I will keep checking old spots until I find a few. I am sure I can find the reds and buffleheads fairly easy but I was wondering about the puddle ducks. Either way I will see more ducks than we have over here and the food is great so we will see what happens.

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