agengo02 wrote:I noticed the same pattern you saw opening morning here on the upper coast. Not decoying, not responsive to calling. I get the "be on the X" statements, but I don't think that works as well with the coast due to all the water they can go to
I highly disagree, as will a few other coastal hunters if they see this ... "all that water" doesn't contain the resources the ducks utilize. Food, water, rest ... once you find those spots you'll see the difference. It doesn't all look the same to a duck. This is why you see guys at the boat launch with average looking limits, and guys at the boat launch with badass drakes.
Most of the behavior your seeing is because of how early it is and likely where you are.
Question - how is it that the birds are "educated" if they just got there? It's the opener ... I get that they get shot at the whole way down, but they don't get shot at on the Texas coast the whole way down.