Timbo4 wrote:Maybe it isn't the blinds. It could be something they can't pick up on until they get directly over top of you...like a spent shot shell or something. Not sure...you sure they weren't just turning to circle around for another look?
Timbo4 wrote:Not sure what the deal is. How many guys are in on the hunt? We find sometimes we have the blinds to close together, so it just looks too suspicious...all those blobs in the field so close together. We find spreading them further apart helps.
Hard to say what they are picking up on. Hmmmm?
berettaguy17 wrote:all i ever hunt is fields and from what i hear from you and what ive known there is 2 things you could try different. 1. if you can see the birds flare... thats why. hide your face down in your layout and dont watch them. just watch out in the shooting hole. 2. put your blinds almost touching. you could try digging them in when its warm out. but we used to have a 3 1/2 foot tall blind that we killed 200 ducks out of a few years ago. next time just try not to watch them.
Dustin07 wrote:a guide i hunted with in Mound City this year told me he doesn't like layout blinds when hunting fields because of their size. He said he puts on his cornstalk camo, paints his face, lies in the corn and covers his body with stocks and whatno. blends into the land better.
Dustin07 wrote:do you have full control over the field during the duration of the season? depending on how cheap your hay is out there you could try scattering some and covering yourself in that too. I dont' know... might seem out of place, or may blend nicely.
berettaguy17 wrote:we knock down a section of stalks in front of where our layouts are. We always keep the layouts in the stalks and put the decoys in the knocked down area. they always seem to want to be in the knocked down stuff. works awesome for geese too.
berettaguy17 wrote:did you keep the blinds in the standing stalks. the only thing i found bad about layouts is that the birds will flare if you dont have them covered up really really good. next time you could also try setting up for a cross shot about 20 yards away from where the ducks will be dropping in.
berettaguy17 wrote:yeah next time stay in the standing stalks and make sure the blinds go with the rows
JDiPerrio wrote:It also could have been the shadow of your dekes. We had that happen to us in the early morning of the hunt for geese.
Dolsmi wrote:I would try a different spot in the field, dont move, make sure every part of your layout is covered or has corn shucks placed in the loops.
Also, these might be the same ducks that you shot a previously and they remember.
We rarely hunt the same spots, due to the fact that the ducks remember.
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