EastTexan98 wrote:Hey guys,
Im kinda new to duck hunting, and was wondering if anyone had tips on decoys, calls, or even shell preference. Ive been just about every weekend of this season, and have killed 2 mallard hens, 6 gadwalls, and 7 wood ducks. I would really like to stay into this sport but hunting on public land just doesn't do it sometimes. For us younger hunters (I'm 15), we have had some issues with this especially with older hunters coming in a ruining our decoys for fun. I know not all people are like this but its aggravating. Anyways, any tips on decoy spreads or equipment would be very helpful.
My Equipment: Stoeger m3500, Gamewarner waders (dont know the name), and a teal, mallard drake, and wood duck call. (cheap 7-15$ calls), 2001 14ft deep and wide 10 hp mercury and trolling motor.
Well E T 98 I'm not sure of your situation but in one of my spots is on the river.
where the birds want to sit is right in the middle it's only 50yds wide.
So I have decoys in the main thoroughfare and there are a few guys that hunt below me.
so I get everything ready except the decoys and put those out a few mins before shoot light this avoids any frustration on my part.
As far as gear go's I have a different mind set than a lot of guys ,
when I started out I was a lot younger than you and got what ever I could get to do the job.
But as soon as I could I started saving for the best I could get.
It took some time but it was worth it , I take good care of what I buy and it lasts along time.
For example my buddy bought what ever cheep decoys he could and they never lasted , I bought G&H decoys and it was well worth it.
If you have any specific questions about your set ups or gear I will be glad help.