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Discussion in 'Habitat Forum' started by KingoftheCattails, Mar 4, 2018.
What’s your favorite spot, flooded field, timber or marsh?
Marsh and Flooded Timber
Flood fields use to be nice in Nebraska, but after marsh and timber I’m hooked.
Favorite place is the Bering Sea. Favorite local spot is marsh.
Favorite place for me is the millet marsh
Love the marsh, but nothing quite beats flooded timber or thick ponds with small water. The most intimate experience in waterfowling is working mallards into a small hole. Doesn't get much better.
Put me in flooded timber anyday. The experience of seeing hundreds of mallards breaking the trees is something everyone should witness. I enjoy it even after shooting hours, just watching them all pile in (which has happened to me several times in AR).
I'll caveat that with saying I have never hunted a dry field for ducks. I'd like to see how that is.
Another vote for the flooded timber. There is a reason why the Arky woods are so crowded; fifty ducks dropping in is worse then many drugs!
Used to have a timber hole on public refuge most didn't even realize was there but if there was a north or south wind it was lights out, not big flocks but 5 or 10 dropping through a 20 foot opening was pretty cool, dry field hunt with 1,000 mallards dropping in is pretty impressive as well but a tornado with about 5,000 snows and specs over your spread is even more impressive and hunted some pretty cool natural sloughs as well. So my vote is dry field.
Dry fields, as described above are hard to beat! Of course I have to go to Canada to enjoy the spectacle since there’s no such thing happening around these parts. Used to be many decades ago we shot ducks in the fields while goose hunting but that was before the 1000 impoundments were built around Lake Mattamuskeet NWR.