Duck Totes

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Duck Totes

Postby AR Dave » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:17 pm

Which style do you prefer - with slides or drop rings?

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Re: Duck Totes

Postby 2500hdon37s » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:24 pm

metal slides. the sliding rings are too much of a pain.

but honestly I dont even use a tote or strap 75% of the time.
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Re: Duck Totes

Postby Fowl'in up NORTH » Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:26 pm

For sure rings. When I haul duck a long way they are most secure by looping the heads through the loop.
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Re: Duck Totes

Postby aunt betty » Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:28 pm

2500hdon37s wrote:metal slides. the sliding rings are too much of a pain.

but honestly I dont even use a tote or strap 75% of the time.

Someday, a duck is going to miraculously come back to life, then run thru your blind, jump in the water, and disappear. That is why you use a strap. It happens!
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Re: Duck Totes

Postby Duck_Stank » Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:35 pm

aunt betty wrote:
2500hdon37s wrote:metal slides. the sliding rings are too much of a pain.

but honestly I dont even use a tote or strap 75% of the time.

Someday, a duck is going to miraculously come back to life, then run thru your blind, jump in the water, and disappear. That is why you use a strap. It happens!

Seriously though on a ring neck I shot I went out and retrieved it. It was lifeless, figured stoned dead for sure. I kid you not, twenty minutes later it scared the crap out of me running around and flapping right back to life. Still got it though.
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Re: Duck Totes

Postby AR Dave » Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:13 pm

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After the rack picture - We took them to the truck.
Didn't notice one duck, was sitting up, while taking this picture.
She took off flying/running down a dirt road, when I poured them into the truck bed.

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Re: Duck Totes

Postby 2500hdon37s » Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:44 pm

aunt betty wrote:
2500hdon37s wrote:metal slides. the sliding rings are too much of a pain.

but honestly I dont even use a tote or strap 75% of the time.

Someday, a duck is going to miraculously come back to life, then run thru your blind, jump in the water, and disappear. That is why you use a strap. It happens!

I've caught a shoveler drake trying to walk off before, they normally get pilled up in my duck boat, beside me on dry land, or in my sled.
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Re: Duck Totes

Postby DuckManClyde » Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:27 pm

Duck_Stank wrote:
aunt betty wrote:
2500hdon37s wrote:metal slides. the sliding rings are too much of a pain.

but honestly I dont even use a tote or strap 75% of the time.

Someday, a duck is going to miraculously come back to life, then run thru your blind, jump in the water, and disappear. That is why you use a strap. It happens!

Seriously though on a ring neck I shot I went out and retrieved it. It was lifeless, figured stoned dead for sure. I kid you not, twenty minutes later it scared the crap out of me running around and flapping right back to life. Still got it though.


make that 3 of us lol. we had our 6 woodies laying atop this blind we made in a broken corn stubble bail. same lifeless appearance! thing stands straight up, takes flight then caught some steel in the bee hind. makes for a funny story!
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Re: Duck Totes

Postby AR Dave » Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:41 pm

Reason I'm asking about the slide vs ring - I have an ideal. Fixing to make some Lanyard Totes, that will be different. Might have to call Duck Commander on this one.
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Re: Duck Totes

Postby Duck_Stank » Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:59 pm

DuckManClyde wrote:
Duck_Stank wrote:
aunt betty wrote:
2500hdon37s wrote:metal slides. the sliding rings are too much of a pain.

but honestly I dont even use a tote or strap 75% of the time.

Someday, a duck is going to miraculously come back to life, then run thru your blind, jump in the water, and disappear. That is why you use a strap. It happens!

Seriously though on a ring neck I shot I went out and retrieved it. It was lifeless, figured stoned dead for sure. I kid you not, twenty minutes later it scared the crap out of me running around and flapping right back to life. Still got it though.


make that 3 of us lol. we had our 6 woodies laying atop this blind we made in a broken corn stubble bail. same lifeless appearance! thing stands straight up, takes flight then caught some steel in the bee hind. makes for a funny story!

Wonder if sometimes they get knocked unconscious then come to after awhile?
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Re: Duck Totes

Postby DuckManClyde » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:09 pm

low velocity bb plunk to the head? I know it was quite the shot we all took into that flock but maybe we just didn't wring the necks hard enough!Must be a phenomena like putting the gun down and walking out to the deeks or packing up and then they start flying!
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Re: Duck Totes

Postby AR Dave » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:37 pm

I've been thinking about adding a Fish Head Knocker to my Blind Bag. Thinking that knocking them out might be easier than ringing their necks. It works well on fish..
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Re: Duck Totes

Postby Duck_Stank » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:05 pm

AR Dave wrote:I've been thinking about adding a Fish Head Knocker to my Blind Bag. Thinking that knocking them out might be easier than ringing their necks. It works well on fish..

Lol that'd be good to watch.
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Re: Duck Totes

Postby Duck_Stank » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:11 pm

DuckManClyde wrote:low velocity bb plunk to the head? I know it was quite the shot we all took into that flock but maybe we just didn't wring the necks hard enough!Must be a phenomena like putting the gun down and walking out to the deeks or packing up and then they start flying!

Or a sudden crash on water from a height with speed? Hurts us at an extent. Who knows. Probably just didn't wring the neck enough.
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Re: Duck Totes

Postby Honk-n-quack » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:37 pm

I made one out of parachute cord from instructions on a field and stream magazine I got
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Re: Duck Totes

Postby Huntfish12 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:31 am

i like the drops. Made my own from an old belt that has shrunk up on me.
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Re: Duck Totes

Postby Rick Hall » Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:11 am

I'm lazy, and slides easiest. Rings are a nuisance and no more secure, actually less so in my experience.
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Re: Duck Totes

Postby AR Dave » Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:07 am

Well I could do it with one bird slides or rings, but the drops will be on individual quick connects, which hook on the lanyard in conventional style. However there will also be 6 hooking points, on the lanyard, spaced like a fish stringer as well. Different lanyards can be hooked together. So at end of the hunt, my son hooks our two lanyards together, clips 12 ducks on 12 different points and poses for the picture. Could also be tied off between two trees.

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Duck Totes

Postby TuckyBoy » Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:14 am

Only problem with the loops is they freeze up.
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Re: Duck Totes

Postby winchester1852 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:07 pm

anything with string gets tangled at one point or another, once you get pissed off and pull the knife there's no going back.
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Re: Duck Totes

Postby Huntfish12 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:57 am

yea but my blind bag is already packed. I dont want to put somethin else in there that i can bend fold or break
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Re: Duck Totes

Postby AR Dave » Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:30 am

What I'm thinking of would replace my one Lanyard (same size). You still carry an actual bag? Like the old school thing with the shoulder strap? Obviously you're not one that likes change :wink:
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Re: Duck Totes

Postby Hbnel5on » Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:01 am

Image I personally like rings better because.. This Mornin we shot 14 birds.. Well I've only got 10 rings?? No biggie you can double up.


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Re: Duck Totes

Postby Huntfish12 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:25 am

AR Dave wrote:What I'm thinking of would replace my one Lanyard (same size). You still carry an actual bag? Like the old school thing with the shoulder strap? Obviously you're not one that likes change :wink:

Yea, still do the bag thing and no Im not much for change. Creature of habbit i guess. On walk in hunts, yea a shell belt, calls and tote but if its a field goose hunt, or getting there by boat. Everything stayes in my bag.
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Re: Duck Totes

Postby LiquidA45 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:01 am

Hbnel5on wrote:Image I personally like rings better because.. This Mornin we shot 14 birds.. Well I've only got 10 rings?? No biggie you can double up.


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That's EXACTLY why I use the slides...just enough room for 6 ducks. I don't feel the need to carry the ducks my buddies shot for them when they "forget" their totes.
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