Not worth it. Stay home! Next question.
This is a bad thing, just like last years freeze. A lot of the birds are gone and that will give the remaining birds more options and scatter them from hell to breakfast. Hope for more migrating birds out of the North or it will be slow.There is going to be water opening back up after the next week highs in the 50s lows in the mid 30s
Nice job Fowl! I'd say that's either a really young drake getting his first breeding feathers out of eclipse or a really old hen....apparently when hens get old and stop laying eggs they will start producing testosterone and start to get drake markings. A buddy of mine shot one a few years ago that had a full hen body with a green drake head-it was a little freaky! They will still keep their orange bill or it will turn orange-yellow.Yes! There is a lot of ice now, but still places holding birds.
Yesterdays solo hunt....I lost a greenhead and a teal in the phrag.
As I am looking at the drake mallard on the far right, he sure has a lot of hen markings on his feathers.
I live very close to the northern entrance. I've been scouting it every couple of days. It's all locked up pretty tight. Lots of ducks flying way out west, but I think that's airboat territory. Thanksgiving week was when it all froze up. Right before it did, I did very well in little pockets of open water. I even got a goose!Ogden Bay has been spotty. We were there a week ago and it was pretty slow. we did manage to get two birds. Good luck and be careful. we were in unit one in a boat.