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hunting a small "pond" aka a tarp?

Postby duckcomanderJR. » Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:27 pm

I've always heard rumors about people using a Tarp in a field or something, usually during the freeze up months, to make a replica of a pond or "open water" I thought about trying it out this year maybe, what have you guys heard on this? or have any of you actually tried it out? part of me wants to call bull-crap on it but the other half says it just might be worth a shot.
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Re: hunting a small "pond" aka a tarp?

Postby fetch21 » Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:45 am

Never done it, but I've seen it done on a hunting show before. They did it on a frozen pond to simulate a patch of open water. They used dark visqueen (sp?) which looked way better than what I imagine a normal blue tarp would look like. Worked like a charm for them, but since it was a hunting show who knows what other factors were at play. They could have been on private ground that never gets hunted so the birds would have come to anything. But it did look extremely realistic in my opinion, and a heck of a lot easier than cutting open thick ice.

I'd be interested in hearing how it works for you if you end up trying it.
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Re: hunting a small "pond" aka a tarp?

Postby casey_714 » Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:14 am

I tried it once.. Little did I know, there were NO more ducks in the area, so i was just laying out by the river looking like an idiot all day...
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Re: hunting a small "pond" aka a tarp?

Postby duckcomanderJR. » Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:22 pm

casey_714 wrote:I tried it once.. Little did I know, there were NO more ducks in the area, so i was just laying out by the river looking like an idiot all day...


ha!! :lol: that kinda sounds like me a lot of the times i always wonder what some people say as they pass by. what kind of tarp did you use?
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Re: hunting a small "pond" aka a tarp?

Postby untamed1 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:10 am

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Tried this last weekend, the birds never showed up but I have to believe that it would have worked. 2 1/2 gallon of water with blue food coloring. Unfortunately, all the water in the area was frozen and the birds left.Image
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Re: hunting a small "pond" aka a tarp?

Postby duckhunterguy69 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:18 pm

I'm impressed. The only thing it's lacking is movement, but if I were a lonely drake I would have been shot.
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Re: hunting a small "pond" aka a tarp?

Postby untamed1 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:31 pm

Yeah I was hoping just one bird would have come close so I could prove the theory.
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Re: hunting a small "pond" aka a tarp?

Postby Perro Negro » Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:18 pm

That's a great set up. Ingenious! Worthy of another try sometime.
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Re: hunting a small "pond" aka a tarp?

Postby blackrock » Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:36 pm

I agree, great idea! That looks way better than a blue tarp would......
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