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2024 Hunting Trips Reports

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1/27/24 Self-guided Inland Duck Hunt

Four FCS members mostly enjoyed the sunrise and scenery on Lake Granger, in the Willis Creek Wildlife Management Area.  They saw about 40 ducks, but only one came into range (probably a coot).  The guys on the bow side of the boat shot at it, but didn’t bag it.  The ducks appeared to be avoiding the decoys.  They heard a lot of shooting, but it was probably hunters skybusting at high-flying ducks.  Although they met a hunter at the boat ramp who claimed to have killed a wood duck and some other ducks up the San Gabriel River.

1/18/24 – 1/21/24 Self-guided/chartered Coastal Blast and Cast (Duck Hunt and Bay Fishing Trip)

Seven FCS members and one youth (eight total attendees) participated in our annual Blast and Cast at Port O’Connor.  The weather was cool to cold with winds breezy to strong.

Because of the weather conditions, only a minimal amount of effort was expended on fishing.  Best success was for Jim McGee with four undersized redfish caught on VuDu shrimp fishing in a creek.  He also had a couple fish break off.  The only other fish caught were stingrays by Randy Rowley (two) and Roy Zengerle (one).  Captain Marty reported that fishing had been tough for several days.

There appeared to be more ducks in the POC area than there has been in a number of years.  Duck hunting was much better if you were in the right place at the right time.  Three of our hunters hunted from an unoccupied blind on Friday afternoon.  They harvested seven ducks (six redheads (three limits) and a scaup).  On Saturday afternoon three of our hunters hunted in the marsh, as the blind that our Friday afternoon hunters hunted from was already taken by a group of rowdy hunters.  No shots were fired and not nearly as many ducks were seen as our sportsmen saw on Thursday and Friday afternoons.

In addition to hunting and fishing, three was good fellowship and food, eating at the local establishments of La Terraza, Bubba’s, The Shack, Josie’s, Sharkey’s, and Mama’s Kitchen.

Thanks to Wayne Weilnau for hosting and to Wayne and Randy for providing their boats.

1/20/24 Self-guided Coastal Duck Hunt

On Saturday morning three hunters met at the Guadalupe Delta Wildlife Management Area near Seadrift.  Access to their spot on a 20-acre or so pond was challenging but worth the effort as they harvested 17 ducks (almost a three-man limit), including six green wing teal, four gadwalls, three pintails, two blue wing teal, a wigeon, and a spoonbill, and saw hundreds of ducks.

1/19/24 Guided Coastal Duck Hunt

Three hunters hunted with Edward Mahan near Bayside on Friday morning.  They were not very successful with only three gadwalls harvested.  The conditions looked good but the birds were not flying (perhaps it was too windy).  Very few shots from other hunters were heard.

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Today’s Devotionals and Blogs

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Bible Verse of the Day

So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.