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Postby TXwaterfowler » Sat Nov 12, 2005 9:41 pm

Just wondering if feild hunting ducks is better than hunting them over water. Never have done the feild hunting with ducks I have with geese. Is it about the same???
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Postby Deadeye_youth » Sat Nov 12, 2005 9:45 pm

I think field hunting is easier but depending on birds one can be better than another. If there feeding in your field then the fields are the best you dont even have to put waders on :thumbsup:
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Postby h2ofwlr » Sun Nov 13, 2005 11:18 pm

Field hunting for ducks takes more scouting than for water. But once loacted, and permission gained, it can be alot easier for setting up as no boat is needed, easier walking, etc..
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Postby Citori12 » Fri Nov 18, 2005 7:53 am

I have also found that if you get into a bunch of ducks in a field and hit them up pretty good they may not return the next day....Geese on the other hand will return given a day or two.
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Postby athomeruddy » Sun Nov 27, 2005 4:41 pm

curious what u mean if its better...as in easier? or more fun?

I enjoy mostly water hunting, however field hunting is easy to "Pin" where you should set decoys. Plus dry-land "THUMPS" sound cool! :salude:
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Postby Citori12 » Mon Nov 28, 2005 7:48 am

anytime you can thump a bird wether over water or land its a good thing.
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Postby Idahofowlweather » Mon Dec 05, 2005 6:07 pm

Most of the hunting I do for ducks is in corn fields, set up 2 or 3 spinners some full body deeks and a layout blind and you are done, and then watch 15,000 green heads set their wings and drop to the ground. one bad thing is hens are hard to find and if you have a few guys shooting you can knock all of birds down and can be hard for one dog, but it beats setting up floating deeks and putting on waders and running the river in a boat. but I still hunt the river when I can, also my new corn field is on the snake river so I have been getting woodies and some divers to decoy in.

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Postby Duck U 2 » Mon Jan 02, 2006 11:05 am

Man, Jake you sure have been wearin' em' out huh? Those #'s are incredible. We don't get them like that here in NC. We get our fair share I suppose, but not like that.

Oh, there is no field hunting ducks in NC. Not that I know of anyway. There's some good fields for gees, but that's it.
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Postby mallardhunter » Tue Jan 03, 2006 12:20 am

I love field hunting way more, less chance of falling in, when ducks come they swarm in, in a big flock, and you get to sit down, i hate standing all the time in water
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Postby Get'em » Tue Jan 03, 2006 9:26 am

i had the opprotunity to do my first field hunting and it was awsome i used about 4 doz mallards just water keel and two doz geese we slaughtered them it was awsome and way easier the ducks acted like they have never seen a decoy in there life
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Postby 2 tollers » Tue Jan 03, 2006 5:17 pm

In shooting fields you tend to get mallards, pintails and the odd gadwall. Really good eating ducks. I used to shoot large lakes but my wife did not like the taste of the various types of birds we brought home. Best hunting for me now is large ponds in fields - these hold the mallards and I can get my dogs working.

Shooting divers is alot of fun and I do have the urge to try this again.
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Postby goosecaller » Wed Jan 04, 2006 9:11 am

It all depends on what you prefer. I don't think that either is much easier. It can be easier to set up in a field. But both hunt present it's challenges. I think I shoot better when I hunt over water, but I love to pop out of a layout blind and put the bead on a nice mallard. They are both great ways to be out hunting.
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Postby Idahofowlweather » Mon Jan 09, 2006 5:17 pm

Duck U 2 wrote:Man, Jake you sure have been wearin' em' out huh? Those #'s are incredible. We don't get them like that here in NC. We get our fair share I suppose, but not like that.

Oh, there is no field hunting ducks in NC. Not that I know of anyway. There's some good fields for gees, but that's it.


I have a few guys tell me this... this year it froze for 3 weeks and then its been raining it has been ruff hunting so I have been hitting the divers...last year I was well over 200 but their still a few weeks left... got to love the 107 day season of the N.W.
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