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#1011167 - 11/03/09 12:30 PM Duck Hunting in E. Matagorda bay area
Motownfire Offline
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Registered: 11/02/09
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Loc: The "Armpit" of Texas
I have fished E. Matagorda bay for a long time. I have never hunted down there but have heard from a few friends that the duck hunting has been good down there in the past. Does anyone here have any advice or past experience on boat accessible duck hinting areas down there.

Thanks in advance for any and all help.

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#1011332 - 11/03/09 01:20 PM Re: Duck Hunting in E. Matagorda bay area [Re: Motownfire]
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Loc: Rockwall, TX
There are plenty of public blinds set up all over the bay. Just throw out some decoys in front and make yourself at home.

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#1011414 - 11/03/09 01:50 PM Re: Duck Hunting in E. Matagorda bay area [Re: No-Tox]
Motownfire Offline
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Thanks No-Tox that's what I needed to know. The blinds that are visible on the south shoreline of E. Matty bay are public and can be used by anyone with a public hunting lands license then ???

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#1011434 - 11/03/09 01:56 PM Re: Duck Hunting in E. Matagorda bay area [Re: Motownfire]
thomas_z71 Offline
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I've hunted it one time w/ my brother, and they just set up shop near the bank away from those blinds and we just sat on the bank. Had a good time.


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#1011440 - 11/03/09 01:58 PM Re: Duck Hunting in E. Matagorda bay area [Re: thomas_z71]
Motownfire Offline
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Cool thanks Thomas. I am going to try to make it down there one morning in the next week or so to scout it out and see what's landing where.

Anyone else have any hunting experiences in that area ???

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#1011642 - 11/03/09 03:15 PM Re: Duck Hunting in E. Matagorda bay area [Re: Motownfire]
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If I were you I would avoid the blinds, especially later in the year. THose ducks get smart and start going around them to where you cant get shots. I would just find a good point/cut with good vegetation in it and set up there. Use some of the fast grass for a blind, attach it to t-posts so you can just push them in the mud.

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#1011987 - 11/03/09 05:13 PM Re: Duck Hunting in E. Matagorda bay area [Re: FETCH_UP]
Motownfire Offline
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Thanks Fetch_Up. You are the second person to tell me about skipping the blinds. Good idea on just making a small blind and sticking it into the ground.

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#1013641 - 11/04/09 09:38 AM Re: Duck Hunting in E. Matagorda bay area [Re: Motownfire]
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No prob...also, be sure to get there early if you have a spot in mind cuz its usually packed down there!

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#1013678 - 11/04/09 09:52 AM Re: Duck Hunting in E. Matagorda bay area [Re: FETCH_UP]
Motownfire Offline
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Registered: 11/02/09
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I will get there early, nothing better than sitting back with your dog and waiting for the sun to come up.

I am "assuming" that I need a public lands hunting permit to hunt that area ???

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#1014185 - 11/04/09 01:05 PM Re: Duck Hunting in E. Matagorda bay area [Re: Motownfire]
thomas_z71 Offline
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I don't think a permit is needed if hunting the bays.


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#1016418 - 11/05/09 09:57 AM Re: Duck Hunting in E. Matagorda bay area [Re: thomas_z71]
Motownfire Offline
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Registered: 11/02/09
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Thanks thomas_z71 that's what I was hoping to hear.

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#1016428 - 11/05/09 10:01 AM Re: Duck Hunting in E. Matagorda bay area [Re: Motownfire]
cable Offline
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Registered: 12/12/07
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Not only do the birds avoid the blinds like they would the avian flu, the guides leave their dekes out all season too. No good.


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#1016449 - 11/05/09 10:04 AM Re: Duck Hunting in E. Matagorda bay area [Re: cable]
Motownfire Offline
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Registered: 11/02/09
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Loc: The "Armpit" of Texas
Wouldn't the wake from a unknown boat clear those dekes off to the shore ??? wink

















Just Kidding

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#1016488 - 11/05/09 10:13 AM Re: Duck Hunting in E. Matagorda bay area [Re: thomas_z71]
wal1809 Offline
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Registered: 08/26/05
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Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: thomas_z71
I don't think a permit is needed if hunting the bays.


In East Matty you don't need a permit. If your going anywhere else you need to check the WMA book. All of the island south of POC is WMA. The main water bodies are not but the smaller lakes are. It is confusing unless you dedicate some time to read them.


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#1016547 - 11/05/09 10:36 AM Re: Duck Hunting in E. Matagorda bay area [Re: wal1809]
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Registered: 09/12/07
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Loc: Angleton, TX
Nope, no permit needed out there.

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