Trip Report: Texas Duck Hunting At Bay Flats Lodge

Jason Nash with a redhead in hand. Jay Cassell
The airboat comes to pick us up after the first morning’s hunt. Jay Cassell
In the afternoon, we went quail hunting on a nearby ranch. It was great fun, with good dog work and lots of shooting. Jay Cassell
One of the pointers on the afternoon hunt. Jay Cassell
Second morning departure. Jay Cassell
Sunrise, second morning. Jay Cassell
I take a shot at an incoming pintail. I was using a 12-gauge Benelli Vinci that morning. What a nice-handling gun – it won Field & Stream’s Best of the Best award in 2009. Jay Cassell
Our third morning’s mixed-bag take – not bad for a bluebird morning. Jay Cassell
Some shots from Bay Flats. What a great way to kick off the holidays. Duck season ran from Halloween to the first Sunday after Thanksgiving, then picked up on December 12 and ran to January 24. Now is not too early to book a hunt for next year. Check out for details. Jay Cassell