Flaggin ducks?

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Flaggin ducks?

Postby chrispbrown27 » Sat Aug 27, 2005 12:02 pm

Anybody use flags for ducks to draw attention? I know sea duck hunters use em sometimes but I've never heard of puddle hunters or diver hunters using them. Anyone ever give it a try?
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Postby vikingsfan » Sat Aug 27, 2005 11:15 pm

I'm not sure you could give it a try but i don't know of any duck flags. Usually we just use them for geese.
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Postby JJ McGuire » Sun Aug 28, 2005 3:35 pm

When I was just a little fella I used to go out duck hunting with my great grandfathers and great uncles. My one great grandfather used to have a magic hanky that would make ducks materalize out of the sky. Pop would pull this white hanky out of his bib overalls and wave it over his head and it would draw birds like they were on a rope.

I have continued to use this trick on trading ducks and it works well.
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Postby chrispbrown27 » Mon Aug 29, 2005 7:56 am

Well, I wasn't quite looking for a "magic hanky". I've got a 19"x19" black flag I use for flagging geese and I was thinking that at a distance it might get a glance or two and maybe make em come take a closer look. But thanks for the hanky trick tip, in desperate times I might be trying it out.
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Postby texan68 » Mon Aug 29, 2005 8:01 am

sure...you can use a flag or just wave your arm....it all works for me
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Postby Rat Creek » Mon Aug 29, 2005 4:09 pm

Waive the white hanky, but don’t move your arm in a circle if you live in Arkansas or you will be sited for impersonating a robo. :umm:
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Postby gunman » Mon Aug 29, 2005 5:42 pm

LOL :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:
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Postby thebiggrfigr » Fri Nov 04, 2005 11:24 am

Good ? I have been wondering the same thing. I hunt alot of times in flooded timber and wondered if it would work there. I have taken one of my extenstion fiberglass crappie poles and put a flag that i made on it. I thought that i might use it to get birds attention at least ,ie, flapping it all the way down and even making a big splash into the water. I figure it might get them to make a closer look.....hell i dont know thats why i come to these sites too......GET EM CLOSE AND KILL EM ALL
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Postby Mr Shot » Fri Nov 04, 2005 2:31 pm

I was wondering the same thing. :thumbsup:
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Postby Ducksbeus » Fri Nov 04, 2005 3:21 pm

Saw a thing called Duck Magnets today at Sportmans Warehouse...looked like a duck kite that sits atop a stake...they had Goose Magnets as well for honkers...around $25 a pop :yes: :yes: :yes:
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Postby thebiggrfigr » Mon Nov 21, 2005 9:02 am

Well I have my first attempt at my duck flag done and i'm ready to go. Our season starts Thanksgiving so she will get her cherry popped then. I used my ext. fiberglass crappie pole and put a flag on the end....I have been experimenting with two flags on one pole, but i'm going to see how this one works first....i will keep ya'll posted....jt
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Postby Gooseboy » Tue Nov 22, 2005 8:51 pm

On T.V. I've seen guys take off there hats and wave them around. It adds movement to your spread.
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Postby hankrt » Thu Nov 24, 2005 5:34 pm

I take off my hat and waive it around, it definatly will catch their eye and sometimes gets them to commit, good luck with the flags, let us know how they work.
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