Centex duck hunting (Killeen,ft hood, cove, temple, belton)

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Centex duck hunting (Killeen,ft hood, cove, temple, belton)

Postby emartinez11 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:24 pm

Didnt want to make the title to long, but anywhere in centex, like austin, dallas.. etc.

With dove season coming to a close, i was wondering if there were any places i should be checking out, as far as a lake is concerned.

Lets be clear, im not asking for a "spot" to hunt, im wondering about an area, like Stillhouse hollow, Belton lake..Ive never heard of anyone whacking duck there so i wanted to look further north or south.

Any ideas?

i had once been to a lake somewhere near waxahachie, had a lot of coot, but nothing worth shooting
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Re: Centex duck hunting (Killeen,ft hood, cove, temple, belt

Postby tako1972 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:18 pm

where are you now?
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Re: Centex duck hunting (Killeen,ft hood, cove, temple, belt

Postby whistlin_wings » Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:51 am

Keep going down south and you'll hit the coast. Plenty of birds
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Re: Centex duck hunting (Killeen,ft hood, cove, temple, belt

Postby :-) » Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:49 am

whistlin_wings wrote:Keep going down south and you'll hit the coast. Plenty of birds


That's not a very accurate statement...it's pretty slow on the coast. The first season was better than what we have now. I most likely won't hunt the coast again unless it gets really really cold, and more ducks show up.
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Re: Centex duck hunting (Killeen,ft hood, cove, temple, belt

Postby SAHunter1983 » Wed Dec 25, 2013 9:41 am

Plenty of ducks on the coast you just have to find them. ImageImageImage

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Centex duck hunting (Killeen,ft hood, cove, temple, belton)

Postby :-) » Wed Dec 25, 2013 10:50 am

Divers don't count because you can always shoot Redheads, Buffleheads etc. Inland hunting is where it's at...the ducks taste better, theres more variety, you don't have to wash & oil down all your gear every time you hunt, and you don't have game wardens pulling up into your decoys while your working ducks.

Are there ducks on the coast? Yep, hundreds of thousands of em. It's something everyone should do once or twice a year, but it would get old shooting the same ducks day after day. Just my $.02
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Re: Centex duck hunting (Killeen,ft hood, cove, temple, belt

Postby SAHunter1983 » Wed Dec 25, 2013 11:06 am

True but my point is that they are there. Response to the above "its slow on the coast" comment.

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Re: Centex duck hunting (Killeen,ft hood, cove, temple, belt

Postby SAHunter1983 » Wed Dec 25, 2013 11:09 am

We also saw plenty of teal pins and widgeon working. We just werent fully set yet (We had a rough morning thanks to a handle of Rebecca creek and a power outage).

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Re: Centex duck hunting (Killeen,ft hood, cove, temple, belt

Postby :-) » Wed Dec 25, 2013 1:40 pm

Yea yea yea...just admit you want everyone on DHC to come hunt the coast so you can have your lakes to yourself.

I'm sure there are parts of the coast that have good numbers, but the ULM and LHL areas have been slower than normal the past couple weeks. It may change any day now, but I won't be wasting my time trying to find out.

Just trying to bring a little Honey Hole action to the Texas forum. Merry Christmas & good luck smacking those divers.
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Re: Centex duck hunting (Killeen,ft hood, cove, temple, belt

Postby SAHunter1983 » Wed Dec 25, 2013 2:43 pm

They have been really call and decoy shy. We just had a few and barely called at all.

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Re: Centex duck hunting (Killeen,ft hood, cove, temple, belt

Postby emartinez11 » Thu Dec 26, 2013 4:27 pm

im in killeen right now. 45 minutes north of austin. im coming from a strictly dove hunting background, im trying to look at other hunting possibilities. Just want to take it slow and see what i could learn.
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Re: Centex duck hunting (Killeen,ft hood, cove, temple, belt

Postby Pintail-Peeler » Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:04 am

nice hunts SAHunter
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Re: Centex duck hunting (Killeen,ft hood, cove, temple, belt

Postby SAHunter1983 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 4:40 pm

Thanks pin, went out to East Matty this weekend and roughed it out of the Kayak, i google scouted, scouted via fishing friends who had arrived early and went out at 3am to paddle the dark looking for food and cover in the areas I had been looking at. I set up against a tiny island adjacent to an exposed reef with growing seagrass and algae. I was able to drop 1 Drake redhead 2 mergansers and a greater scaup drake who dove and never came up. I could have shot a limit of redheads and mergansers but had to head back in for the days fishing adventure a 9ish. ImageImageImage

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Re: Centex duck hunting (Killeen,ft hood, cove, temple, belt

Postby whistlin_wings » Tue Jan 07, 2014 4:42 pm

Is your kayak pulled up onto the shore or do you just drop an anchor and hunt in the open water with cover?
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Re: Centex duck hunting (Killeen,ft hood, cove, temple, belt

Postby SAHunter1983 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:31 pm

I can do either but in this case it was beached against the islands muddy shore and I use it as a layout

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Re: Centex duck hunting (Killeen,ft hood, cove, temple, belt

Postby emartinez11 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:34 pm

lets keep it on topic.

Still house hollow, belton, etc.

theres a cove on stillhouse hollow ill be hunting tomorrow, or at least scouting. gonna buy some decoys since my last ones were stolen.

Im not an expert caller, but im gonna do my best.
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Re: Centex duck hunting (Killeen,ft hood, cove, temple, belt

Postby tako1972 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:51 pm

lets keep it on topic.

Still house hollow, belton, etc.


haha. that happens time to time. good luck.
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