Elite Refuge Member
- Oct 20, 2000
- Reaction score
- Bartlett, Tn., USA
You driving or flying? If you have some extra time, there's places you could hunt the timber prior to your guided hunt.Booked the hunt dates with Arthur of Fallin' Feather just last week. Were both really looking forward to the hunt, 1/7&8/24.
1700miles, we have to fly unfortunately.You driving or flying? If you have some extra time, there's places you could hunt the timber prior to your guided hunt.
And if driving...don't leave anything valuable in your truck when unattended.
You can use a soft side cooler as a carry-on going, and fill it with frozen birds for the flight back. I know big game guys who pack their gear, and a duffle, in a large cooler going, and fill it with the game to check as a second bag on the return trip. I've also frozen a few whole birds for mounts, wrapped them in a towel and packed in my luggage. Finally, there's a "common carrier" clause in the USFWS codes for a reason. Overnight them home.1700miles, we have to fly unfortunately.
Aside from toting guns & ammo on planes and such I'm kinda wondering what we do with the birds. Gift em seems the only solution?
You’re correct! I got to go to AR several years in a row due to my Buddy having a rice field lease in Humphrey, AR next to Bayou Meto. It is was like I died & went to heaven - a half Japanese duck hunter hunting in the Rice & Duck Capital of the World!Never been to the south, hell, I haven't been east of the Mississippi!
Spoke with the outfitter, and yes there is green timber available, but if the birds aren't using it neither will we, which will be just fine.
Looking forward to visiting AR, as it's a bucket list item for most waterfowlers myself included.
Leaning more towards late season as big game takes precedence starting Oct-Dec.
should be a fun time.
In the meantime I feel like my beard game isn't up to par with AR, but I'll try lol.
The southern experience for this CA fella will be great, I have no doubts.
Bayou meto what a place!!!!You’re correct! I got to go to AR several years in a row due to my Buddy having a rice field lease in Humphrey, AR next to Bayou Meto. It is was like I died & went to heaven - a half Japanese duck hunter hunting in the Rice & Duck Capital of the World!
Thank you OC.The original poster should take his trip and plan on having a good time. But don’t be disappointed if the ducks are not using the timber when you are there.
With private timber you’re counting on the ducks coming to you, as opposed to going to the ducks like you do on big public tracts.
By way of example I own a chunk of flooded pin oaks as part of my camp. However, I might only get a couple good timber shoots all season … even when the conditions are perfect. It’s more likely that the conditions are right and the ducks are still someplace else. Just the way it works.