Early Teal Season Reports
I have been receiving some good reports on Teal for this early season:
Tennessee - New bunches of ducks coming in on opening day. Shooting into some large bunches. Many with limits.
Arkansas - Lots of birds, but spotty in places.
Louisiana - Got birds late in the week of the opener. Cold front aided in the push. Heavy rain early opening day. Bagged limits that afternoon.
Oklahoma - Plenty of birds but spotty.
Just to mention a few. Thanks to the guys giving their reports.
Since high school I have pursued the Blue Wing in the early season. Myself with a group of friends would lay out of school for the day and venture by foot to the mudflats of Cypress Creek. Occasionally we felt the need to show for class and would do so after the morning hunt. Shotguns in the window rack of the truck as we arrived at school. Today, that would get you a visit by the sheriff. My, my, my, how times have changed. The public has changed, not the hunter. Hunters today still hold the same since of value that we held then. They understand the value of life and treasure GOD's creation. Yes, they kill game. But they are also the stewards and conservationist at heart. The anti-gun, anti-hunting activist just do not understand this concept. If it wasn't for the hunter many species of animals would be on the endangered list. Case and point, the Wild Turkey, the White Tailed Deer, the Bob White Quail and others would now be gone or on the way out if the hunting community didn't form the groups that have worked to preserve habitat that supports reproduction.
Ok, enough of that. The early Teal season is a great appetizer for the big meal on the way. Give thanks and Amen to the coming of waterfowl season and pass the Mallards.