Smith wrote:Diver hunting is just about all I do anymore. Same rules apply as with any other ducks. Get them close and hit them hard. If they're flying faster you just need to lead them more. I use red box Federal Premium from Rogers. 3" #3's. They seem to shoot well from my gun. (old 870, fixed full choke) I can't tell you how they'll shoot from your gun. My best advice for how to keep cripple loss to a minumum is (A): Don't take long shots. And (B): Maintain the ability to close the distance to a downed bird quickly to finish him off.
Zscher33 wrote:What is the best shot and shell size and brand to use for diver ducks mostly redheads and canvasbacks. I know these ducks fly a lot faster and in crossing patterns then compared to mallards and puddlers which decoy into a spread. Just moved to the Florida panhandle and have never hunted divers before.
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