This weeks freeze

Discussion in 'Waterfowl Hunting' started by LabLuvR, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. LabLuvR

    LabLuvR Guest

    Morning fellas, I've been coming out to your great state for 10 years. But......this will be the first year it's been below freezing for so many nights. We will be hunting the timber and I'm just curious if the freeze will screw things up. Thanks and have a great day!
  2. I hope you are in good shape because you will be bust'n ice. If it took you 20 minutes to get to your hole last week, it will take an hour this week. If you can clear a hole of ice and ducks are in the area you can have a super day. The key is if ducks are in the area. When it freezes they tend to go to the bigger rivers and waters that are open. Good luck.

  3. LabLuvR

    LabLuvR Guest

    Well, I'm going to a totally new area that I haven't hunted before. Hopefully we will find some moving water. I don't mind busting ice if it brings in the green.:thumb:
  4. MM

    MM Well-Known Member

    IF, and that is a big IF at this point....the weather stays as forecast for the week, I highly doubt you will be hunting any flooded timber. Finding running water in the timber maybe even more unlikely. All the rivers are down and falling, making ANY flooded timber trapped and still water. Still water in 3-5 nights of 20 degree weather usually spells LOCKED TIGHT.

    Now the further South your located, the better your odds are of finding water not frozen. So as in all things duck hunting it will be about location, location, location. Right now I can tell you from Hwy 64, North most flds are frozen, rivers are well within their banks and falling, and ducks are a bit thin. Where there are ducks, they are quite thick, they are concentrated and not scattered at all.

    If your coming, I'd say watch the weather, hope for a warm up, and be flexible to change.
  5. HagwoodHunter

    HagwoodHunter Well-Known Member

    We spent the weekend in "Stink"gart out of 8 guys we killed one duck no one is seeing them, the freeze moved em on have at it but I won't be going there this weekend but if you do go eat at the Little Chef darn good food
  6. Bologna Gravy

    Bologna Gravy Well-Known Member

    Looks like it's over

    at least here in NE Arkansas. From what I could see the last three days the ducks have left the area. My guess is they will return in big numbers about three days after the season ends.

    It's been a good year, now I can look forward to turkey time.

  7. odocoi

    odocoi Well-Known Member

    bring your patching kit and a change of clothes for after the hunt since you'll probably develop a few new holes in those waders.
  8. snydedawg

    snydedawg Well-Known Member

    Dude... good luck! And I still think you can scratch out some ducks. I hunted a little lake last weekend and we scratched out ducks. Goin' there in a little bit. It's slower, but there are still a few ducks to be had.