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Postby alans » Sun Dec 08, 2013 4:09 pm

Is anybody else having problems seeing gadwalls? My hole has been 95 percent gadwalls for the past 14 years, this year..... 0 percent. I have not seen nor heard a gadwall anywhere near it. Still got plenty of coontail and duck weed. I'm getting mallards and wood ducks in there now, just wish the scatter brained gadwalls would show their face.
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Re: gadwalls

Postby Toledo » Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:25 pm

They are MIA this year in lots of areas.
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Re: gadwalls

Postby Cenla1 » Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:45 pm

They have just started to show up in northeast la. Not sure if late hatch affected them more or what.
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Re: gadwalls

Postby alans » Sun Dec 08, 2013 9:47 pm

I hunt in franklin parish in northeast Louisiana. It was a few in a hydrilla bed when seasom first started on turkey creek. They have also disappeared.
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Re: gadwalls

Postby Easttx » Sun Dec 08, 2013 10:21 pm

We are killing a few each hunt but not near as many as last year.
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Re: gadwalls

Postby alans » Sun Dec 08, 2013 10:51 pm

I'm hoping its a late hatch. I heard quite a few showed up on darbonne NWR this morning. Read some reports that its a good many still in Missouri. So, hopefully they won't say to hell with going to Louisiana this year.
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Re: gadwalls

Postby Rick Hall » Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:40 am

My blind logged 22 grays this split, up from 6 last year's first split but down from 43 the first split before that. And that's pretty much how their numbers have been for the 7 seasons I've kept records: bouncing up and down.
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Re: gadwalls

Postby Cenla1 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:23 am

Rick just curious is your PIN numbers up we have killed tons more this year in NE la at our place. I've wondered if this was due to late hatch and birds being past us in previous years?
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Re: gadwalls

Postby takemking » Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:18 am

Same thing down in southeast LA. We saw decent numbers of gaddies up until the weekend after thanksgiving and now almost none. Really hurts as they are usually the bread and butter.


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Re: gadwalls

Postby dog walker » Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:03 pm

Depended on where we hunted for the first split but we killed a lot of grays, some hunts they made up the majority of the bag.
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Re: gadwalls

Postby Rick Hall » Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:51 pm

Cenla1 wrote:Rick just curious is your PIN numbers up we have killed tons more this year in NE la at our place. I've wondered if this was due to late hatch and birds being past us in previous years?


My little pothole doesn't kill many pintails: 10 this past split, which was the same as the season before's first split and about half of the first split before that. Our none of our drakes this year had their courting suits on yet.

But my impression was that our generally good pintail rice fields were at least par and maybe better.
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Re: gadwalls

Postby alans » Sat Dec 14, 2013 6:28 pm

Finally....... saw some groups of gadwalls. Saw a substantial amount of mallards and wood ducks. Only ducks that wanted to work was the mallards. Gadwalls decided to keep trucking on. So thankful that they made a appearance. Was worried about them.
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Re: gadwalls

Postby chocolate head » Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:14 pm

Send me your mallards and I will send the gadwalls. :biggrin:
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Re: gadwalls

Postby Cenla1 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:15 am

Killed a gad yesterday was as small as a teal. There maybe something to this late hatch theory
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Re: gadwalls

Postby Sclf » Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:29 am

They finally showed up for us. We were flat covered in them this weekend.
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Re: gadwalls

Postby alans » Mon Dec 16, 2013 4:53 pm

They showed up that one day and disappeared again. Saturday and Sunday was the most mallards I have seen in years. Wood duck numbers have increased substantially.
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Re: gadwalls

Postby alans » Sun Dec 22, 2013 9:24 pm

Just heard Stuttgart is eat up with gadwalls. Griping that its more gadwalls than mallards in the rice fields
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Re: gadwalls

Postby Sclf » Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:21 am

They done left my area!
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Re: gadwalls

Postby Indaswamp » Wed Dec 25, 2013 8:40 pm

alans wrote:Is anybody else having problems seeing gadwalls? My hole has been 95 percent gadwalls for the past 14 years, this year..... 0 percent. I have not seen nor heard a gadwall anywhere near it. Still got plenty of coontail and duck weed. I'm getting mallards and wood ducks in there now, just wish the scatter brained gadwalls would show their face.

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Re: gadwalls

Postby Foldin' Feathered Fowl » Sat Dec 28, 2013 7:47 pm

Gadwalls have moved in to the D'Arbonne area this week
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Re: gadwalls

Postby alans » Sat Dec 28, 2013 8:07 pm

We got 8 gadwalls and a mallard this morning close to tensas river. Saw a ton of gadwalls. Hopefully they make their way to turkey creek lake.
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Re: gadwalls

Postby Sclf » Tue Dec 31, 2013 1:58 pm

They showed up for us again this weekend. They were like bees. Hunted this morn and there weren't near as many. Story of the season, here a couple days and gone the next
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Re: gadwalls

Postby alans » Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:52 am

The mallards were everywhere until 730 this morning. Still no gadwalls seen nor heard.
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Re: gadwalls

Postby Cajuncountry » Sun Jan 05, 2014 8:25 am

Down in SE around caernavon and Scarsdale.... Of the 210 ducks killed in our pond, only 2 gadwall? It's been a season of all teal for us.
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Re: gadwalls

Postby alans » Fri Jan 24, 2014 4:25 pm

Starting to see a good many gadwalls now. Tons of mallards now. Gadwalls act like mallards by being skittish and the mallards are acting like gadwalls by dive bombing the duck hole. Not calling and no decoys has been working for me in the timber
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