The #1 mistake new waterfowlers make?

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Re: The #1 mistake new waterfowlers make?

Postby FlyFishingFreak » Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:40 pm

1) The most important thing i have learned in the past few years is to be flexible. The place you scouted 2 weeks ago prob isnt going to be the "X". On Sunday I went out with my cousin, we set up where I saw tons of ducks before. We didnt get much action. I watched 2 groups pile into a different pond. We packed up and moved there. More action, but he wasnt able to hit anything. Dont be afraid to move.

2) Try not calling.

3) Be rich and buy a bunch of mojos!
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Re: The #1 mistake new waterfowlers make?

Postby twsnow18 » Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:48 pm

+1 on scouting. if you are not where the birds want to be, you will NOT kill ducks ethically. i heard that a million times when i was a rookie and disreguarded it. well, countless hail calls that season produced practically nothing.
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Re: The #1 mistake new waterfowlers make?

Postby drakz » Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:09 pm

1) crowding a well known hunting hole...for instance my family had a blind built many years ago and one year some young guns decide to make their honey hole around the bend like 70 yards away and they love quacking and honking all day and sky busting and shooting early...so well newbies are the worst at being jackasses...

2)calling....everyone thinks nowdays they have to sound like a competition caller...you don't have to...phil robertson said it best " I don't think a real duck could win a competition"...so you newbies learn how to sound like a duck before you blow your lungs up...

3)hiding....your blind is one of the most important...placement of the blind and how its built is key....
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