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Postby Bucky193 » Fri Dec 31, 2004 8:05 pm

Well we killed some ducks today on Ky lake but a bunch of mallerds flared up though. We had set the decoys in the j shape in a bay they would cup ther wings and got about 10 yards from shooting distence when they would gain altitude and fly away. Any suggestions
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Postby 10 ga. » Fri Dec 31, 2004 9:10 pm

hold still and hide better.
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Postby Bucky193 » Fri Dec 31, 2004 9:13 pm

Dude im talkin about hunting decoys and we were very stil ok IM NOT TALKIN ABOUT MY HUNTING BLIND
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Postby ARMallardSlayer » Fri Dec 31, 2004 9:14 pm

Go out to where the ducks were flaring and look back at your setup.

If you see anything that looks out of place, the ducks surely will.

Try also moving your decoys at least 10 yards closer to you.....mallards almost always land short of the decoys anyway....
If you can't work em in close & git em in yo face with their orange langing gear down, don't bother takin the safety off!
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Postby Bucky193 » Fri Dec 31, 2004 9:42 pm

I already have Should I put out another dozen cause we put out 3 this mornin
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Postby ARMallardSlayer » Fri Dec 31, 2004 10:30 pm

How big of an area are you hunting?
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Postby Bucky193 » Fri Dec 31, 2004 11:43 pm

It's a small bay were hunting right where a creek runs into a bay
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Postby ks_waterfowler » Sat Jan 01, 2005 12:50 am

Too many factors to diagnose a good cause. COuld be they were seeing you even if you were still. Facemasks and gloves for everybody? Are the birds call shy? Maybe the decoys didn't look right. We went through 11 different theories to find our problem yesterday morning. Even if the ducks are still flying go out and change stuff around. If they weren't commiting before, then it does no harm and go move stuff.

It is late season here, what about there? Lots of pressure? Just keep trying different stuff when you're out there. Eventually something will work. Finding that one thing comes with experience. I have hunted these things 10 years and sometimes they make you so mad you just want to give up.
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Postby Bucky193 » Sat Jan 01, 2005 10:42 am

We had gloves on and I was behind a cedar tree and the others were on the ground weirin face masks. we sat them in a J-hook
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Postby ARMallardSlayer » Sun Jan 02, 2005 11:12 am

Next time set out 2 separate groups, leaving a landing spot in between them..........
the others were on the ground weirin face masks.


What kind of cover were they hiding in?
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Postby Ducksbeus » Sun Jan 02, 2005 11:45 am

Rig a jerk string, or, throw rocks to add waves...only when they're goin away. Sometimes they will bust your decoys on still or sunny days. Y'all have a nice day. :salude:
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Postby Bucky193 » Sun Jan 02, 2005 4:02 pm

Well they were sitting behind a pile of ceder limbs
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Postby ARMallardSlayer » Sun Jan 02, 2005 5:37 pm

I'm gonna say that's your problem.
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Postby Bucky193 » Sun Jan 02, 2005 5:59 pm

Well thre was a Long long piece of a blind we used it here befor and killed the hell out of em
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Postby ks_waterfowler » Sun Jan 02, 2005 6:10 pm

Just cause it worked before doesn't mean it will work that time. Things change and birds change. I imagine it is late in the season there like it is here. Birds figure out the game pretty quick.
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Postby Bucky193 » Sun Jan 02, 2005 9:28 pm

Ok ill try it thanks
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