Here it is November 18, 2003, should be one of the best hunting times in the marsh. Birds should be trading all over the place , weather has been just what you have been waiting for, cloudy, windy and a few days of bright sunshine.
Doesn't matter if your up early, or out in the early afternoon.
NO DUCKS!!!! anywhere!!! ---- hummm? Keep getting reports form all of the magazines and other places that there are more ducks than ever. Well sure not in Northwest Indiana. Our duck migration is the poorest that it has ever been in the last --- well 100 years. Has been on a constant decline for the last 20 years. Used to see ducks all the time. Not anymore lucky to see more than a handful during a week of hunting. We have had great water since mid Septermber. There is no build up of numbers anywhere in our area. State areas and privite lands are hurting bad.
Question being asked are - "why isn't anyone saying any thing about the low counts everywhere? All we hear is the great numbers of ducks all over." Kansas, Nebraska, the Dakotas and every places south of us are just hammering them. Hunters here sit and wait for the birds to move down, but to no avail.