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Postby teal12 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 1:15 pm

A buddy and I are heading to a conservation area tomorrow morning since it uses the draw system i don't know where we will be setting up at. it is mostly marsh and flooded corn and bean fields. any suggestions on where to hide? we can not hunt from the levees but with a south wind i could possible use the levees as a backing by moving out a couple yards and setting up. any suggestion on camo or how to set up will be appreciated. the draw dictates the possible locations and how the wind will affect us. Does corn make a good wind break for the ducks to get out of the wind? what spread style should i consider first? Thank you
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Postby neon58 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 6:06 pm

As far as setup goes in an area where it might be difficult to hide I will always try to keep the sun at my back and hunt with a crosswinds so the birds aren't looking right at you when trying to land. In fact I would rather have the wind in my face than the sun. :beer:
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Postby teal12 » Sat Dec 22, 2012 7:19 pm

Thank you with high pressured areas where everyone starts calling and the birds flare what is a good way to bring them to your spread rather than someone elses? we tried minimal calling no calling and lots of calling none of which seemed to work.
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Postby rebelp74 » Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:52 am

Making the call sound different from everyone else. Present the air differently into the call making it raspier or whinier. The best way is a whole bunch of decoys 10 times more than everyone else. Motion in your decoy spread. I use jerk cords, duck commander wave makers, splashing flashers and/or pulsators depending on where I'm hunting. If I walk in I use jerk cords. If I boat or drive in I use it all. Keep your distance from others, as far as possible. Hide the best that you can, how deep is the water? Can you put a layout blind or layout boat out? Then cover it up with the natural vegetation that surrounds the area. If not try making a brush pile and get in the middle of it or behind it.
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Re: Hide Question?

Postby teal12 » Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:18 pm

Water is waist deep but i do not have a boat. i can make a brush pile though. thanks for the help. im not great at calling but i am working on it and listening to all the advice i can get. thanks again.
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Re: Hide Question?

Postby The Duck Hammer » Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:54 pm

teal12 wrote:Water is waist deep but i do not have a boat. i can make a brush pile though. thanks for the help. im not great at calling but i am working on it and listening to all the advice i can get. thanks again.

Just set out a big realistic decoy spread and keep quiet.
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