Jacana When It Rains It Pours
Jacana When It Rains It Pours as after praying for rain through the months of March and April, we received our wish—plus some! In two months the skies generated more precip than we often see in a year. Fortunately, the ponds where filled to the top with water.
About a 100 miles south our shooting area the rain was much worse, resulting in floods. This factor affected the duck hunting here. The ducks stayed south longer than expected, and looked like they weren’t going to leave. Eventually cold fronts from the south forced the ducks north toward Lincoln, where we were waiting for them.
May was a difficult month to hunt because the temperatures were high compared to average. With the beginning of the cold months, June and July, we started to shoot good numbers. It was clear that the early-season water variances would no longer be an issue.
We shot mainly Rosys, silver teals, and whistling ducks. We didn´t see as many pintails or wigeons as in years prior. Water inundated fields made it a tough season to work: not easy getting close to the blinds, and a lot more sticky mud than average. Drives to the ponds, however, were short because we had many places close by with plenty of water.
Many of our repeat guests came with their wives this year. This meant shifting part of the focus on fun activities for the non-shooters in the parties. Several took horseback-riding lessons at Jacana and experienced the ins and outs of dude ranching at our farm.
Big thanks to all of you who brought hunting gear to the lodge. We appreciate your efforts and look forward to seeing you again soon.
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