Duck Hunting for puddlers like Mallards, Sprig (Pintails), Black ducks, Widgeons, Woodducks, Teal, and other ducks.
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Hey guys, last season I targeted some land within a 5 minute drive rather than 1.5 hrs. Found out there's nothing but woodies on the small ponds! Good season, but I think I can do better. I am planning on hunting woodies exclusively this year and was wondering if anybody had any woodie hunting advice.
I am need of a new Mojo and I thought rather than buying a mallard Mojo, I should just buy a woodie Mojo.
Your thoughts? Any suggestions? Any adivce?
Good luck shootin this year boys!!
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I hunt a lot of wood ducks on small ponds. I have normally just used a mallard mojo and done just fine. I'm not sure if there would be a difference between the mallard and the woody. I will also say is that ponds that have wood ducks at the start of the season have had mallards once the migration started. Good luck
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Just be sure you don't over hunt the ponds and you can have good shooting all season...and hopefully some mallards or other ducks will follow.
AS far as setup goes, get a handful of woody decoys and place them in pairs and triples (1 hen to 2 drakes) and get hidden.
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You might find this funny but the ones on here that have used it before wont laugh one bit. I use a mojo dove hunting woodies in the swamps and timber. Works just as well and the duck mojos plus its lighter to carry and much easier. And its way cheaper than the others.
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Thru the years we have hunted plenty of wood ducks. We have had good luck with wood duck decoys and a jerk rig. Long before there were ever mojo,s. I would rather have ripples on the water in the little sloughs where we hunt wood ducks than a spinning wing decoy.
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i hunt from a boat most of the time so limiting gear isnt usually a problem for me. I use in early season up to five different mojos. depending on the situation and location. I recently bought a wood duck mojo and love it. the wings are ssmaller similar to a dove mojo the body is about the size of a baby mojo and it has great color. i put it out with 2 baby mojos and can bring in about anything with a well planned spread. but thats my opinion, trial and error.
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