OUTDOORS: Too much rain hurts duck hunting

Montague County received more than an inch of rain during the holiday season, and precipitation totals reached record levels in 2015.
That weather data has caused some concern for duck hunters, said Kevin Kraai, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s program leader.
Kraai, in a press release, said Texas hunters have been frustrated because too much rain has fallen and lakes have too much water.
With so much water, some facilities have closed, including the Richland Creek Wildlife Management Area south of Corsciana near Richland-Chambers Reservoir.
Clayton Wolf, chief of the TPWD’s Wildlife Division, said most of the state’s East Texas WMAs have suffered closures impacting nearly 20 scheduled hunts for deer, hogs and ducks.
So while ducks are plentiful, they have scattered to the edges of flooded areas difficult for hunters to access.

With so much water, some facilities have closed, including the Richland Creek Wildlife Management Area south of Corsciana near Richland-Chambers Reservoir. (Courtesy photo from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department)