N S, Granted, if divers were to fill out a résumé NASA wouldn’t be found on their former employers list, but then again you wouldn’t find it on most duck hunters résumés either. We might be crazy, but were not stupid. Keep in mind when divers make the big push they can travel hundreds of miles before stopping. Flying over a lot of hunters, thus they’re not as decoy, or gun shy as the puddlers might be. If you bang on them a few times thy smarten up quick.
Let me as you this, do you really want to just slap on paint, or do you want learn the art of painting decoys? Anybody can slap paint on and call it good, but how do you improve as a duck hunter by doing that. Take minute ask your self from last year to this year, have I improved as duck hunter? I ask myself that each year, and one thing I try to improve on is my painting
Some will say screw-painting decoys just go out and buy them already painted. Again anybody can do that. Take your duck hunting to a deeper level, learn the art. Nothing is cooler than having fellow hunters at the boat launch come up and say, “you paint those good looking decoys” Then the greatest complement comes when those divers set down in your decoys, you painted.
This, I’m sure going to sound strange, but to me duck hunting isn’t a sport, but an art form. And paintings only one part of it. Push yourself to improve don’t settle.