Huntin in Fog

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Huntin in Fog

Postby 60's hunter » Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:13 am

Hey guys-------I'm huntin over decoys this week & it will be in the morning fog. I haven't done much of it, so I wanted to know how it affects the ducks in the morning-----------Do they head out latter to go to feed? Decoy easier or harder?-----etc.
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Re: Huntin in Fog

Postby BBK » Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:31 am

Never shot a duck in the fog. Always sat there waiting and waiting and waiting until it lifted and the ducks flew.
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Re: Huntin in Fog

Postby 60's hunter » Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:44 am

That's what I was thinkin is that it might delay their morning flight.
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Re: Huntin in Fog

Postby greenster » Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:37 pm

I love fog. First flight will be set back slightly. You need some dark color decoy's. got to use your ear's to locate duck's and sweet talk them low enough to see. I have found to be very aggressive in calling constantly making noise all the way to the water on such day's. Birds should be very low anyway, which makes it much more easy to get them to take a second look.
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Re: Huntin in Fog

Postby Rick Hall » Mon Oct 14, 2013 4:53 pm

Seem to me that our birds stretch their wings and move around a fair bit fog but tend to want to stay over water, so our bigger water blinds do better in it than isolated potholes. Something I believe helps us a good bit is that I'll stick l light weight whistle in the corner of my mouth and chirp away advertising our location while quietly passing the time of day with guests.
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Re: Huntin in Fog

Postby KillerKowalski » Tue Oct 15, 2013 3:17 am

Rick Hall wrote:Seem to me that our birds stretch their wings and move around a fair bit fog but tend to want to stay over water, so our bigger water blinds do better in it than isolated potholes. Something I believe helps us a good bit is that I'll stick l light weight whistle in the corner of my mouth and chirp away advertising our location while quietly passing the time of day with guests.


Great advise! Never killed a duck in the fog, but have killed geese. I notice the heavy morning flight off roast comes just before the fog leaves. Splashing water with a jerk string could be effective. Most of the time I feel I am wasting my time though.
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Re: Huntin in Fog

Postby woodduck14 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:03 am

I've found that ducks usually won't fly as early when there's heavy fog. Keep in mind they will most likely be flying lower so make sure you are totally hidden becuase they'll be close.
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Re: Huntin in Fog

Postby kbooger » Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:38 am

The few times I've hunted in fog I wish I'd just stayed home. You can't see them coming, they can't see you. I suppose you could just call like a mad man and maybe that would help. I'd say I don't think they fly as much but since I can't see them I have no real clue.
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Re: Huntin in Fog

Postby SquadIrons » Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:41 pm

I had a decent morning in the fog a few days ago. It was noticibly better once the fog lifted, however.
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Re: Huntin in Fog

Postby spooniechaser » Wed Oct 23, 2013 2:44 pm

Teal love to buzz the decoys in the fog i always keep my gun ready for a quik shot most other ducks wont come in though wait till the fog lifts and you r in buisness ive had some of my best shoots soon as the fog lifts

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Re: Huntin in Fog

Postby greenster » Thu Oct 24, 2013 1:38 pm

REPORT from your hunt?
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Re: Huntin in Fog

Postby ScaupHunter » Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:56 am

I hunt big water and love the fog. The birds can't see you and won't be looking for you when they crash land in the decoys. We shoot a ton of divers on foggy days. I love how they come screaming in out of nowhere. It is all snap shooting and is a total blast. On foggy mornings we don't bother building blinds. We just stand in the grass on the bank and hammer the flights as they come through.
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