Coastal prairies holding lots of ducks

Duck hunters on the coastal prairies and marshes have enjoyed a good first week of hunting in Texas.


Wednesday afternoon I rode the Pierce Ranch looking for spots to hunt for the coming days. What I saw was a jaw-dropping amount of ducks - more waterfowl than I can remember ever seeing in a 25-year span of  hunting.

I am not talking hundreds of ducks. I am talking thousands of pintails, gadwalls, green-winged teal, blue-winged teal, northern shovelers, wigeons and a handful of divers like scaup and redheads.

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