What should i do when the water is frozen?

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What should i do when the water is frozen?

Postby JPgreenhead » Fri Dec 09, 2005 6:46 pm

Im goin out hunting this weekend but all my spots are froze up....is it possible to kill ducks just by putting decoys on the ice? Any suggestions or ideas would be nice..thanks

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Postby Mallard Machine » Fri Dec 09, 2005 10:12 pm

http://www.duckhuntingchat.com/viewtopic.php?t=12821

go check that topic out!! I GUESS THIS WORKS!! :thumbsup:
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Postby Abzack » Fri Dec 09, 2005 10:20 pm

Here in south jersey when the bays and creeks freeze up in my spots I need to find open water thats where the ducks will be. We don't waste time in the frozen areas the ducks just can't feed there. Let me know how you make out.



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Postby gahunter » Sat Dec 10, 2005 6:18 pm

Just chip up some of the ice, put it in a glass, then pour your favorite bourbon or scotch and give a toast to the hunter who is busting it. :salude:
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Postby Ducksbeus » Sat Dec 10, 2005 6:41 pm

Stay in bed with the old lady :yes: :yes: :yes:
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Postby 870 » Sat Dec 10, 2005 7:08 pm

go ice fishing :yes:
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Postby ISHOOTDIVERS » Sat Dec 10, 2005 7:46 pm

go ice hunting or hit the fields!
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Postby jjohnson_714 » Sat Dec 10, 2005 8:23 pm

we were going to try to plastic thing this morning... but we found some "real" water that was open instead... i would like to try it sometime though just to see for myself...
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Postby hankrt » Sat Dec 10, 2005 9:52 pm

How did you do JJohnson??
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Postby jjohnson_714 » Sat Dec 10, 2005 10:36 pm

not great, but not horrid either.. 2 geese, 1 bluebill, and a pintail... but i missed quite a few... some days im on.. other's im not... we did have a swan land in our decoys though... that was pretty flippin cool... just watchin him swimmin around honkin and whatnot.... 1st time that's happened
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Postby billybass23 » Sun Dec 11, 2005 10:52 am

I was wondering if any of you have ever dyied the ice blue with coloring to look like open water and then hunted over it. I have been hearing about it and I was just wondering if it really works?
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Postby ISHOOTDIVERS » Sun Dec 11, 2005 10:56 am

That works to, we have done it only a few times in fields, I like the visqueen better personally
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Postby billybass23 » Sun Dec 11, 2005 8:31 pm

visqueen? what is that?
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Postby casey_714 » Sun Dec 11, 2005 10:06 pm

Black plastic, if i am correct.
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Postby esq.quackhead » Mon Dec 12, 2005 12:51 pm

take a john boat and push it across the ice and then take a sledge hammer or chain saws to break the ice. then you push the pieces that you have cut out underneath the parts that are still frozen. you may have to get out a couple times in the morning to move the water around to keep from freezing back over. we have done this many times with great sucess becuase not many guys are willing to work this hard, they would rather lay in bed with their old lady's. if you put out the effort and their are ducks in the area, you will do very well. good luck, and dont be skeered to work for some ducks, the hunting cant always be as easy as it is on t.v. :getdown:
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Postby decoydog » Mon Dec 12, 2005 1:48 pm

Hunting on the ice or manipulating the ice for a hunt can be dangerous for you and your dog. The only thing I can suggest is to find a food source else where, which means you might have to travel.....or you can try the " staying home with the wife thing, but I won't recommend it. You usually can't find that much pleasure in it.
It's hard to pull 1 inch through 6 inches of material while doing "the dance", and looking skyward.
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Postby billybass23 » Tue Dec 13, 2005 6:32 pm

hay when you guys use visqueen on the ice do you use the original black plastic or the clear stuff? just wondering
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Postby DUCKANDBUCKAHOLIC » Thu Dec 15, 2005 10:53 am

BREAK THE ICE OR HUNT THE LAKE OR FIELD
WHATEVER YOUR HANDS FIND TO DO, DO IT WITH ALL YOUR MIGHT.

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