Duck Hunting the lower Mississippi River

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  1. CanardNoir

    CanardNoir Senior Refuge Member

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    Famous last words: "What the heck _ I can swim!"
     
  2. CanardNoir

    CanardNoir Senior Refuge Member

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    Run the Mississippi River from the Jump to Southwest Pass and a mile beyond - and you'll quickly redefine the term - "pucker factor"!

    BTW - Sisters' Island was once the best duck & Canada goose gunning on the entire Flyway. But the River floods of the 1990s may have changed some of that... And Malcom & Greg Patton's farms were always good back in the day...
     
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  3. CanardNoir

    CanardNoir Senior Refuge Member

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    A pound of lead on a mushroom is good for hunting only the eddy pools. And your best bet is a long-line tied to a dug-in boat anchor.
     
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  4. bill cooksey

    bill cooksey Elite Refuge Member

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    Good stuff. We've run some of the same water. Due to familiarity, I usually hunt farther north when I hit the river, but I've spent time down south too.
     
  5. Redlabhunter

    Redlabhunter New Member

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    I appreciate everybodies advice but to clarify once again I own the land I will be hunting and will be walking from private property that include the river bank and hunting the river bank.
     
  6. JHerr

    JHerr Elite Refuge Member

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    This dude knows what he's talking about so listen up.:reader
     
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  7. JHerr

    JHerr Elite Refuge Member

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    Well damn, just hunt the flooded woods/fields, dude.
     
  8. CookMan

    CookMan Elite Refuge Member

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    Second that! I was fishing in Louisiana out of Buras this spring and ran across the Mississippi at a cut to the east bank. Well the wind was out of the south, the tide was coming in and the river was high from floods. Two men 24ft Bay boat and it was very treacherous to say the least. throw in some container ship waves and you can die quick. This was full day light too. Night time is no BS.
     
  9. Chicken

    Chicken Elite Refuge Member

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    This kid has no idea what he's doing, its obvious. But we can say we tried. Listen kid, if the water isn't in the woods you aren't going to kill crap. Hunting off the bank when its low is stupid.
     
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  10. gadwall52

    gadwall52 Elite Refuge Member

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    Not exactly depends on the bank . If the bank has features like a stand bar or creek mouth your good
     

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