Tarp in a field

Duck Hunting for puddlers like Mallards, Sprig (Pintails), Black ducks, Widgeons, Woodducks, Teal, and other ducks.

Moderators: duckbuster06, The Cat Island Drake, Token

Tarp in a field

Postby duckbuddy » Sun Oct 30, 2005 5:05 pm

Okay is it worth it to buy a tarp(blue or black) and set up in a field and hope to get some feathers around. I keep on hearing that it works sometimes, but i personally think its a bunch of ****. Anyone ever try it or suggest a tip. i normally hunt small potholes and big lakes but would like info if i could pull in ducks with a tarp, a few decoys, and a field.




Duck hunting, not about the bag, just about getting away from it all
User avatar
duckbuddy
hunter
 
Posts: 642
Joined: Mon Oct 10, 2005 5:20 pm
Location: Freezin my bag of peanuts


Postby ks_waterfowler » Sun Oct 30, 2005 5:54 pm

I have seen it used on ice when it is too thick to break. I have heard a tarp in a field or even some clear plastic (biscuyne?) with some dirt on the will work too. I'll try it this year and let you know.
whistlin_wings wrote:I grew up in a neighborhood with only 3 pools and a public golf course. Thug life is all I know.
User avatar
ks_waterfowler
hunter
 
Posts: 2186
Joined: Mon Mar 01, 2004 3:30 pm
Location: T-Pain's Boat

Postby Citori12 » Mon Oct 31, 2005 7:35 am

It will work if you set up where there are alot of ducks are using an area.
I have used it on ice for geese with good sucess as well as for ducks in a field.
Citori12
Membership permanently suspended
 
Posts: 2119
Joined: Wed Sep 28, 2005 1:50 pm

Postby DUKHTR » Tue Nov 01, 2005 8:47 am

VISQUEEN......it works.....ducks and geese love cornfield puddles!!!!
DUKHTR
Forum & State Moderator
 
Posts: 1903
Joined: Thu Oct 30, 2003 10:05 am
Location: Buxton, Maine

?

Postby DuckHunterChris » Tue Nov 01, 2005 7:24 pm

i am confused what do you do? thanks
DuckHunterChris
hunter
 
Posts: 8
Joined: Tue Oct 25, 2005 7:02 pm
Location: Northeren Ny

Postby chrispbrown27 » Wed Nov 02, 2005 1:22 am

A buddy and I tried some clear plastic in a field once and nothing! LOL I'm not saying it wont work but it didn't that day.
What you do is lay down some plastic to make it appear as water in the field.
Chris
chrispbrown27
hunter
 
Posts: 494
Joined: Wed Aug 17, 2005 10:18 am

Postby poacher » Thu Nov 03, 2005 12:17 pm

It works. Is it legal? I dont know. But it definitely works. I have used a blue tarp, 30x50, put dirt around the edges to hold it down, place your dekes and the ducks WILL sail in. Works best in the cornfield. Save your water bottles and paint them yellow, now you have fake water and fake food! :yes: Be nice and kill the ducks before they land, they smack the tarp at a good clip, flip over and are completly disoriented....easy shot... :laughing: but with all due respect, take em in the air. The tarp is cheap, and can be used over and over. Visqueen. Never thought about it, i bet it will work, i'll let you know, will try it once the Northerns get here.
"teal, teal, albino teal....wait, those are seagulls...take em.

wait till they line up and cross, 1 shell 2 birds
poacher
hunter
 
Posts: 107
Joined: Thu Sep 15, 2005 12:27 pm
Location: Walpole Island

Postby waterfowler82 » Wed Nov 09, 2005 8:51 am

I've never heard of using a blue tarp, but it makes perfect sense. I've seen video of guys using visqueen on ice with some good success.

That'd be hilarious to see a duck land on a tarp thinking it was water :laughing: :laughing:
waterfowler82
hunter
 
Posts: 95
Joined: Thu Dec 30, 2004 12:09 pm
Location: Alamogordo, NM

Postby ISHOOTDIVERS » Wed Nov 09, 2005 6:46 pm

For whatever reason my post never appeared form yesterday, like others have said yes it does work, we go out on the ice and do it with black, use snow and dekes to hold it down, we have had birds literally try and land on it, for concealment white painter's suits, works great!
Diver Hunters Do It In Big Waves!

Save A Seal, Club An Activist
User avatar
ISHOOTDIVERS
hunter
 
Posts: 1410
Joined: Thu Oct 06, 2005 6:03 pm
Location: Ohio, On the Big Pond

Postby Get'em » Wed Nov 09, 2005 9:57 pm

where do you set the dekes at right on the tarp or all around it.
Get'em
hunter
 
Posts: 93
Joined: Wed Oct 19, 2005 10:59 am
Location: Manhattan, Montana

Postby ISHOOTDIVERS » Thu Nov 10, 2005 7:24 pm

A few on it and mostly around edges, also put bigfoots around edges, works for us
Diver Hunters Do It In Big Waves!

Save A Seal, Club An Activist
User avatar
ISHOOTDIVERS
hunter
 
Posts: 1410
Joined: Thu Oct 06, 2005 6:03 pm
Location: Ohio, On the Big Pond

Postby T-MAN » Sun Nov 13, 2005 7:07 pm

Does it have to be glossy?
User avatar
T-MAN
hunter
 
Posts: 581
Joined: Sun Oct 16, 2005 7:36 pm
Location: Northern Ny

Postby yellowlab » Sun Nov 13, 2005 7:24 pm

:withstupid: yeah i have never done it my slef but have hunted over a friends... worked great... :thumbsup:
User avatar
yellowlab
Forum & State Moderator
 
Posts: 961
Joined: Wed Oct 06, 2004 8:57 pm
Location: kansas

Postby Remington1187 » Sun Nov 13, 2005 8:34 pm

So where do you buy this visqueen and how much does it cost?
"And there came a voice to him, 'Rise, Peter; kill, and eat.' " - Acts 10:13
User avatar
Remington1187
hunter
 
Posts: 246
Joined: Thu Sep 08, 2005 8:15 pm
Location: Mississippi Flyway

Postby waterfowler82 » Sun Nov 13, 2005 11:09 pm

You can get a roll of the stuff at Wal-Mart or any hardware-type store for cheap. I think that I got a 50' x 10' roll (or something along those lines) for about $10. The most common non-hunting application for the stuff is as a painter's drop cloth, so if the help doesn't know what visqueen is, just as for a drop cloth and you should be able to find it. I know that it is in the paint section at Wally World.
waterfowler82
hunter
 
Posts: 95
Joined: Thu Dec 30, 2004 12:09 pm
Location: Alamogordo, NM

Postby Sagebrush » Tue Nov 15, 2005 12:04 am

Nevada is a DESERT state, you know lots of sand and dry lakes.
Yes they all work, just have enough rocks , stakes etc. to keep youe lake from blowing away when the wind comes up!!!
User avatar
Sagebrush
hunter
 
Posts: 4774
Joined: Mon Oct 03, 2005 10:28 pm
Location: Reno Nev.


Return to Puddler Duck Hunting

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: migr82az and 5 guests