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Postby Big-g77 » Sun Dec 16, 2012 1:29 pm

So I need some input on how to hunt wood ducks i have several swamps where i heard them. I want to know how hard it is to hunt wood ducks? How hard hard is it to call them in and would it be effective to use decoys? Need some help please :help:
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Re: wood ducks

Postby tmclaimerFL » Sun Dec 16, 2012 3:36 pm

Find out where they are roosting heavily and their flight paths or where they are feeding or resting off the roost. . Chances are your hunts will typically be pass shoots with wood ducks. I've had some decoy but its usually before light or a couple hours after. I've never used dekes so ill let someone else shed light on that who has. Good luck to ya, they are a blast!
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Re: wood ducks

Postby QuacknStrut » Sun Dec 16, 2012 3:44 pm

Almost never use dekes. Almost never call. Just gotta be where they want to be. Don't shoot a roost if you can at all help it. Shoot them where they are feeding and you can do it all year. Don't overshoot a good woodie hole. Had one years back that literally had hundreds of woodies in the cypress swamp. We shot it once a week and twice in the last week. Got better all year long. Hunted it for 8-10 years. I miss that place bad (it got sold).
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Re: wood ducks

Postby Big-g77 » Sun Dec 16, 2012 4:09 pm

Thanks for the advice deffinently be looking forward to hunting it in the next week or 2
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Re: wood ducks

Postby duckhunter48 » Sun Dec 16, 2012 4:37 pm

wow.
11-12 season totals:

Coot-7
Hen wood ducks-2
Whistling Tree Ducks-1
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Re: wood ducks

Postby marshnole11 » Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:07 pm

duckhunter48 wrote:wow.



You must have squirted out of your mom with all kinds of waterfowl hunting prowess and knowledge..
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Re: wood ducks

Postby Wetland_Dream » Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:18 pm

Especially if you consider the 7 coots he shot in the 11-12 season. That takes skill.
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Re: wood ducks

Postby duckhunter48 » Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:48 pm

marshnole11 wrote:
duckhunter48 wrote:wow.



You must have squirted out of your mom with all kinds of waterfowl hunting prowess and knowledge..


i have forgotten more than you will ever know about killing ducks.
11-12 season totals:

Coot-7
Hen wood ducks-2
Whistling Tree Ducks-1
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Re: wood ducks

Postby tknight006 » Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:56 pm

Woodies go from point A to B... if you don't know where B is, try and be in the flight path.

I use 6 woodie deeks, and the DC wood duck call. Whether it makes a difference or not is up to the hunter, but I have had success with small flocks coming into my decoys. I general like to set up in the bend of a river/creek and pot up in the corner, puttin 2-3 deeks on both sides, so i can see them coming from either direction...

Find point B and you're golden.

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Re: wood ducks

Postby marshnole11 » Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:58 pm

duckhunter48 wrote:
marshnole11 wrote:
duckhunter48 wrote:wow.



You must have squirted out of your mom with all kinds of waterfowl hunting prowess and knowledge..


i have forgotten more than you will ever know about killing ducks.


Thats original, congrats on keeping it fresh....
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Re: wood ducks

Postby Big-g77 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:26 am

@duckhunter48 i'd much rather ask questions on here and look like a jackass, instead of looking like the jackass that only killed 9ducks last season...I rest my case.
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Re: wood ducks

Postby tknight006 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:21 am

I think that his 2011-2012 duck count is actually him making a joke.... I could be wrong though... If not... then its actually much funnier.


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Re: wood ducks

Postby BigBend » Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:31 am

Big-g77 wrote:@duckhunter48 i'd much rather ask questions on here and look like a jackass, instead of looking like the jackass that only killed 9ducks last season...I rest my case.


You realize that's a sarcastic count that is meant to be a cut at those that update their sig line daily, right?

Welcome to the forum there is some good advice given in this thread, you should be able to nail a few woodies. Good luck.
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Re: wood ducks

Postby tknight006 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:14 am

I killed 6 bluebills this morning... Got a day and a halfs limit in one outing.... hooyah.
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Re: wood ducks

Postby Big-g77 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:10 am

I understand he's being sarcastic but im just trying to make sure I know what im doing so i can have the best luck.
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Re: wood ducks

Postby tmclaimerFL » Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:39 pm

tknight006 wrote:I killed 6 bluebills this morning... Got a day and a halfs limit in one outing.... hooyah.

:fingerpt: how dare you reject federal rules and replace them with your own.
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Re: wood ducks

Postby tknight006 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:40 pm

For the record... my previous statement was a joke... I don't condone breaking the rules... plus, its uncomfortable to stuff birds in your waders.
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Re: wood ducks

Postby tmclaimerFL » Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:02 pm

tknight006 wrote:For the record... my previous statement was a joke... I don't condone breaking the rules... plus, its uncomfortable to stuff birds in your waders.

I know you dont TK, im just busting your marbles
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Re: wood ducks

Postby tknight006 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:15 pm

Cool... Just didn't want green pants to come knocking on my door.

I had an interesting thing take place earlier.

I live in Military base housing, and therefore my weapons are registered with the base. Out of nowhere, the just showed up and to do an "inspection" of my weapons, ensuring that I dont have anything that I hadn't declared. So I had to put my guns on my kitchen table. This strikes me as odd.

With that, if I did have weapons that I didn't declare, I wouldn't have taken them out of my closet for them to inspect, seems somewhat random and flawed to me.

Random post, yes...
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Re: wood ducks

Postby QuacknStrut » Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:54 pm

duckhunter48 wrote:wow.

What are you wowing about Ace?
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Re: wood ducks

Postby jedisme » Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:50 pm

QuacknStrut wrote:
duckhunter48 wrote:wow.

What are you wowing about Ace?

Don't feed the trolls. :)
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