Ballard

KYBluegill

6 pointer
Jan 30, 2019
318
Kentucky
Well, you being in the spirit might very well mess up my photography opportunities; however, I do appreciate men being gentlemen. If I felt like driving over there, in order to check right now, I would, but I simply do not (currently sick and have been for a while).


I suppose we know your WMA now
 

Mossy Oak Boykins

6 pointer
Sep 11, 2019
375
where my boykins take me
bowfinger im just telling what i know from a group of fellows that been there since Sat.its a private hunt club that i use to belong to and its not uncommon for them to kill 700 to 1000 birds a season in previous yrs but it is very very slow right now for them , glad some are around down there maybe the bottoms are where theyre at but theyre not where my friends are and i have no reason to pull anyones leg
 

bmason

8 pointer
Mar 31, 2006
507
I'm starting to wonder about this site. We used to be filled with hate and malice. Now we're being nice and telling the truth? What's next? We actually tell Duster his snow goose mount looks good? Oh, wait. That's a lie too. Carry on.

That would be the biggest lie!
 

bmason

8 pointer
Mar 31, 2006
507
bowfinger im just telling what i know from a group of fellows that been there since Sat.its a private hunt club that i use to belong to and its not uncommon for them to kill 700 to 1000 birds a season in previous yrs but it is very very slow right now for them , glad some are around down there maybe the bottoms are where theyre at but theyre not where my friends are and i have no reason to pull anyones leg


Its slow because they're all at Ballard & Boat!
 

HappyHunter

10 pointer
Sep 11, 2003
1,057
Louisville
Standby is a gamble. You can look at prior year’s hunt activity and see how many parties were turned away.

I got in on standby once many years ago. This was the tail end of the goose glory days before they managed for ducks. I had been in MS duck hunting and swung through Ballard on my way home. They asked me if I could call geese. They put me in with 3 old guys that couldn’t call. Or shoot or sit still for that matter. We had ducks all over us at legal light and these guys still had flashlights on trying to light a heater. Flared every bird. Geese started flying and we shot a few. A bit later a single goose came in real low on the other end of the blind. The three old dudes all missed him. I hit the come back call and he came back around on my side. That bird was banded. I picked it and one other goose up, wished the old dudes luck, and walked out. Refuge employee drove out and picked me up.

I’m drawn for the upcoming weekend. We’re going regardless of reports. The last 2 surveys weren’t very impressive, about 18k. But that can change overnight. I’ll post a report next week.
 

adamky

6 pointer
Sep 10, 2008
136
Daviess County
I hunted in the mayfield creek bottoms and killed some Monday and Tuesday. Guys I was hunting with were getting reports of ducks in the backwater around grassy. It’s falling fast and those ducks will head back to the refuge as soon as it’s gone. I would think it would be good around the refuge with the little bit of weather coming end of the weekend. I’d go.
 
Dec 2, 2013
19
I appreciate all of the replies. 2 others in my group have succumbed to the pressures of Christmas/significant others. So the question of it being worth the trip did cross my mind.
 


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