What Happened?

For 10 days we have been waiting for this cold weather to break. It finally did, south wind and 50 degrees. Yet we saw very few migrators. Most of the flocks that we saw showed up after 5 pm.  Ideal conditions didn’t lead to ideal hunting. Tomorrow will be warmer with a stronger south wind. […]

Digging Out

We needed to get out of the house so we worked on the decoy spreads. One of them has a ton of snow in it. Some of the others not as much. It was a beautiful sunny day so the snow was melting. I think by Monday when we have hunter the spreads will look […]

Snowy Spreads

We drove to the crawfish field to see how the spread looked. It can be hunted with a little work thanks to the Deadly Decoy supports that don’t collapse. There are about 25-30% of our spread is juvy and blue decoys. Some guys like running all whites but I like a little color in my […]

It Cuts Like A Knife

Howling north wind and 12-degree temp made for a brutal morning hunt. The longest group lasted until 10:30 am. This is Iowa cold! I don’t remember it being this cold in AR since we have hunted here. Many of you have talked with my Valentine Denise. She said it is the 9th day in a […]

Brrr

Some of you are starting to put the cart in front of the horse. You need to take a deep breath. The weather is going to play out how it plays out. There is nothing neither you nor I can do about it.  Just to recap I gave those hunting this weekend 3 options. Hunt […]

Winter in Arkansas

Watch this video on YouTube Yesterday morning my farthest east fields turned around because of icy roads. There were vehicles going in the ditch everywhere. It was just not safe to continue. The rain and sleet continued through the night and only one group decided to brave the ice and cold this morning.  I drove […]

There were definitely birds coming from the north today. Some of the flocks are starting to work, nothing huge yet but they are giving us a way better look than last week. Tomorrow we are going to reset a field we pulled on Saturday to a new area. The day after the youth duck hunt […]

A Slow Day All Around

Today was a really slow day. There was a ton of birds that came from the north over some of our fields…tons…but they didn’t want to play in the morning. It was once again cloudy in the morning but cleared off in the afternoon. There wasn’t much of an afternoon flight. Slow days happen, it […]