Duck hunting down south

Jim DaRosa of the Fishing and Outdoor Radio Show has been doing some duck hunting down south.  Here’s an email that he send to me sharing how his first day went…

“Don,   Rich Partak and myself arrived in southern Missouri late Sunday night,  just in time to get a couple hours of  sleep before our 4am wake up. 

We met good friend Kevin Hogan loaded up the atv’s and headed to the duck pits.  We are hunting flooded rice fields.  We observed literally thousands of ducks working our MOJO decoys.  We hunted most of the day in the rain, it was a very comfortable 50 degrees.  By ten o’clock our hunting group of 6 hunters limited out with 36 ducks. 

The bag consisted of mallards, wigeon, canvasbacks, green wing teal, sholvers and pintails.  In Missouri you are allowed 6 ducks of which only 4 can be mallards.  The key to this mornings hunt was selective calling.  It seemed that once you had the ducks attention you could back off with the hard calling, an occasional quack or pintail whistle was all that was needed. 

Because of the rain didn’t bring the camera out….maybe tomorrow I’ll be able to send you some pics.  More of the same tomorrow ……    Jim DaRosa, Jim DaRosa Outdoors “

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