Duck Hunting the lower Mississippi River

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  1. deltadukman

    deltadukman Senior Refuge Member

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    Rule of thumb. "There are old river hunters and there are bold river hunters, but there ain't many old bold river hunters". That was told to be by the man to taught me how to run the river. I hunt it a lot, but it can be dangerous. Always be prepared to spend the night and work on stuff because "You're gonna have that on them big jobs". You'll find out what that means one day and it'll make sense.
     
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  2. bill cooksey

    bill cooksey Elite Refuge Member

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    I'm usually in my 1542 WE. My two rules are waiting for a little light before launching and never putting in if there's a chance of a south wind.
     
  3. bullpinnie

    bullpinnie Elite Refuge Member

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    I've fished, and teal hunted down that way.

    Buddy of mine was the sole survivor in this accident:
    http://www.rbbi.com/folders/acc/duck/duck.htm
     
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  4. Fowler267

    Fowler267 Elite Refuge Member

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    The book "The Hellpig Hunter" by Humberto Fonseca describes the fog run below New Orleans
     
  5. GUNNERX2

    GUNNERX2 Elite Refuge Member

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    It was a wild time to be hunting the bottoms. We finally launched off the main levee (Great River Road) and it was a 30 minute ride back to where we hunted. I looked on google maps after the event and it was 5 1/2 miles across fields before we cut back into the timber. All manner of critters were hanging on for dear life up in trees. We shot mallards only the first afternoon but the next two days everything was flying. TWRA shut down deer hunting in that area 'cause all the deer were grouped up on the very little dry ground available. The field we hunted was under 10 feet of water and the current coming thru would suck a decoy under water if they weren't close to some trees to break the flow. We were probably at least a mile from the river.
     
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