Resting a field

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Resting a field

Postby Fatback » Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:50 pm

Whats everyones thoughts on resting a field after pounding it hard? Hit it the next day, hoping birds that flared or just didn't get close enough (no shots) will be around or wait give a rest be it wait for new new birds to move in or the ones you might of spooked are a little less shy.
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Re: Resting a field

Postby ByersFarm » Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:45 am

I don't think they'll ever be a little less shy the next day. I don't have a problem hunting a field two maybe three days in a row as long as your killing limits. But you don't want to run off every duck there is. You have to let them rest or you will blow them out of there.
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Re: Resting a field

Postby Rick Hall » Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:01 am

Depends on the field and traffic there. Some in main flyways can hold up to daily pressure, some on the edge or off common routes need a week or more rest after a day or two. Also depends on whether you've guns capable of getting in and out quickly or spending the day.
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Re: Resting a field

Postby Fatback » Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:15 pm

We got a 4 man limit ... packing up around 11 o'clock and birds were still flying around. Water ruts in a winter wheat field, lots of birds around (had big flocks of geese coming over us, couldn't get them to land)...and lots of feed sources nearby. lots of flaring going on though, as i thought theres lots of pressure in the area and the wind was dead calm... so not a lot of motion.
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Re: Resting a field

Postby ByersFarm » Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:33 pm

The fields that stand up better to pressure don't have a lot of resting birds there. Which makes you dependent on something or someone else for bird movement. Getting out early is always better. Early being before 8.
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Re: Resting a field

Postby ebitzan » Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:50 pm

Is flip flop between morning and afternoon hunts
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Re: Resting a field

Postby ByersFarm » Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:27 pm

We don't hunt afternoons.
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