Mississippi Flyway Waterfowl Hunting Update

The 2017 Waterfowl season is in full swing and so is the weather! A huge cold front pushed down right at the beginning of season bringing new birds in with it, filling up the local refuges. Swan Lake, a refuge just a few miles south of our fields, was holding a record number of 370,000 birds! It has been years since this kind of colder weather has hit this early in the season. And this frosty weather has put the ducks into a feeding frenzy. Each night our guides have watched thousands pour into our flooded corn fields to feed. In the beginning a lot of grey ducks (teal, gadwall) moved into the area and soon after that the mallards moved in with the cold. This has made for some great hunting for our clients.

We are also seeing bigger numbers of snow and specklebelly geese flying into the area. The early light of morning has laid witness to this variety of waterfowl coming into the field. This all being viewed from our new larger pit. It has all the comforts of home and plenty of room to stretch out and relax. There’s something to be said about being able enjoying the warmth of the pit and a hot coffee while watching wave after wave of ducks work into the spread. Combine that with an afternoon of great dog work and quality upland bird hunting, it has the makings of a great day. Our clients have been enjoying successful mornings in the pit, followed by lunch and then back to the field for upland hunting. After the day is through they’ll enjoy a relaxing time back at the lodge and a homemade dinner. We are not even half way through our waterfowl season and have many more hunts and memories to make in 2017.

If you are interested in a waterfowl or upland hunt I would enjoy hearing from you. There are a few spots open for the end of November and into December. A great time for mallards and Canada geese Call or email today and lets get started on making memories! For more information on our waterfowl hunts click here>>

Tim Fanning

Last Updated: November 13th, 2017

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