The first split of the duck season closed with a bang on Nov. 25, with lots of great reports coming in from hunters at the J.D. Murphree Wildlife Management Area and the McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge. The second half of the duck season will open Dec. 8 and run through Jan. 27.
Goose hunts have been hit and miss. Best shoots have been on windy days over rice or plowed fields west of Beaumont in the Winnie area.