We use several methods for waterfowl
hunting. We remain mobile throughout the season, which
is a must. If the ducks are on big water, we will deploy
our 16ft, 70 inch river john and blind to go where needed.
If ducks are piled into flooded river bottoms or fields,
we will utilize our boat or possibly do a walk-in wade
hunt if possible. We hunt several sloughs where wading
in is the best tactic and provides the most success.
We recommend light waders for our September hunts and
Neoprene of at least 3mm during the colder months. We
will provide all calling, decoys and setup materials
that are needed. We suggest using #2 shot from a 12
gauge shotgun during the late season. Our harvest usually
consists of a mixed bag of ducks, including both puddle
ducks and divers.
Our early wood duck season always provides for some
fast action. With a 2 wood duck limit, these hunts are
fast and furious.
Season Teal and Wood Duck- Early Waterfowl
typically opens the third Wednesday in September and
goes out 5 days later on a Sunday. Limit is 4 ducks,
no more of which can be 2 wood ducks. We recommend using
4 shot. Most shots will be pass shooting as the birds
leave their roosts in the morning and then upon their
return in the evenings. This hunt is usually fast paced
and short. We hunt backwater sloughs for this hunt and
at times some fields.
Indiana Early Season Teal-
Ohio River zone, September - These hunt dates
vary and will be posted once the IDNR sets the season.
We recommend using 4 shot. Most shots will be pass shooting
as the birds leave their roosts in the morning and then
upon their return in the evenings. This hunt is usually
fast paced and short. We hunt backwater sloughs for
this hunt and at times some fields.
Thanksgiving Morning Duck
Hunt - Opening Day hunt approximately 3 hours
- For this hunt we will have scouted out the holes that
are attracting ducks and focus on them for Opening day.
We conclude this hunt after 3-4 hours of light in lieu
of the Holiday.
Daily duck hunting throughout
the season- Nov-Jan - We maintain status
of birds in our areas and will not schedule a hunt if
we do not have birds to hunt. Here in Western Kentucky
mobility is the game and is something we can be. We
will hunt sloughs, strip pits, small lakes, ponds, rivers
or the big lakes. If the birds are there, that is where
we will be. We want you to be successful on your hunts
as much as you do and will not schedule anything that
is likely to be a bust. You have our word on that.
Indiana Duck hunts - Southwest Indiana Ohio River zone season - We have
nearly 300 acres of bottomland that we hunt situated
approximately 12 miles from Hovey Lakenear the influx
of the Wabash River into the Ohio River. During most
of our season we consistently have ducks day in and
day out. However, the river level can and will have
an affect on our hunts and the species of ducks we have.
This is something that we must factor and will not book
your hunt if we do not think we will be successful.