#1wingnut wrote: My money is on the grasslands .. the feds have all the water and it seems all the pic's I've been seeing are from points south.
Maybe if you are in a club or the only guy to find the X that day but it's pretty tough out there. There are entire fuges coming back with Zeros for the day or not even having a #2 bird being killed.
From November 6th through the 10th, 852 hunters killed 592 ducks in the grasslands for an average of 0.69.
Coot has been the #1 bird on a shoot day at San Luis and twice at Kesterson as the #1 and #2 bird.
Snipe was number two last Saturday at Salt slough, and Ruddy duck was #2 bird at gadwall. Not to mention the most occurring #1 bird and #2 bird has been the Spoony, where it was the #1 bird 37% or the #1 or the #2 bird 55% of the time.
Things are going great in the grasslands!
I think a lot of people can say its the worst it has ever been in a long time.
While there are mallards getting killed, the days when it was the #1 bird being killed, there were and avg of 16.5 birds killed on that refuge that entire day. When its the #1 or the #2 bird the average number of birds being killed is 13.4. That's the total bird count, not just the mallards so on average it could be that when mallards are the #1 bird, the least amount of them being killed is in the range from 9-15 mallards or as the #1 or #2, 7-12 mallards. It's unreal how bad it is out there.