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Questions on duck habits

Postby Paul-andrew » Sat Dec 22, 2012 3:18 pm

Hey guys I haven't got any decoys yet, but I have access to a few ponds so I've been out a few times trying to get the jump on em. No luck yet. Scared off a couple mallards a few days ago and then yesterday the ponds were all frozen over. So I'm thinking to have a fighting chance I need to learn a little more.. Like where do the feed? Where do the spend the day. Etc any info is good info thanx
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Questions on duck habits

Postby TXWingStinger » Sat Dec 22, 2012 3:52 pm

If all the still water is frozen around you try walking moving rivers or small streams and jump shoot them. Given the decoy situation that's all you can do right now. That's all I can say going off of what you posted. Good luck.


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Re: Questions on duck habits

Postby duckdozer » Sun Dec 23, 2012 8:45 am

get up find them flying midday and they will either be going to loaf or roost, go back to the water you saw them light in and wait for them to head out to feed, then follow them. Mallards should be in the mode to dry feed with all of this cold going on. I have yet to see many but maybe that is because only SEKS gets mallards that is why they have the special dates :lol3: .
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Re: Questions on duck habits

Postby Paul-andrew » Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:04 pm

There's definitely a lot of mallards around here! And your right about dry feeding. I was glassing some winter wheat fields this afternoon watching them move around and what not but they hung out FOREVER! It got to dark for me to see and they still hadn't left. I thought they would head to a pond about dark. Is it normal for them to stay away from water so late?
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Re: Questions on duck habits

Postby cONG » Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:04 am

they feed at night and will go back on water during the night sometime. I seen the geese start feeding during the morning now about 7:45 and duck right behind
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Re: Questions on duck habits

Postby John O`Neal » Tue Dec 25, 2012 9:01 pm

Once it gets real cold they become a little easier to pattern.
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Re: Questions on duck habits

Postby quackattack1991 » Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:49 am

They have been feeding at night all season. I watched about 3,000 mallards get off a pond the other night at 5:30.
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Re: Questions on duck habits

Postby duckdozer » Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:07 am

watch them in the am.
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