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What is the most important factor in killing ducks?

Postby kydrake » Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:03 pm

Just wanted to have some fun and get everyones opinion on what the #1 key ingredient is in killing ducks in your opinion. I personally feel like being on the X or being where they want to be is the best thing you can do to make things go your way. What is your opinion? Good calling with a $300 dollar custom diamond inlayed Foiles call ( just kiddin JDuck),$150 a doz decoys, motion, food, what do you think?
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Re: What is the most important factor in killing ducks?

Postby JamieDuck1993 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:20 pm

I think good callin is assential and havin a very good well trained dog.
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Re: What is the most important factor in killing ducks?

Postby chrispbrown27 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:03 pm

If you are where they want to be but can't call and don't have any decoys out you can still kill em. So I agree that being on the x is the number one factor. I would be willing to bet that even if you were hunting across from the world champion duck quacker and you were on the x you would still pull more than super quacker. Nothing stops a duck that knows where he wants to be, all of us have been standing in the middle of the decoys when a bird practically sits down on your head.
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Re: What is the most important factor in killing ducks?

Postby quacknstack6 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:25 pm

x2 with being on the x. Hunted last year in eastern ky and watched ducks pass up cumberland river to land on a creek 3 feet wide and about 2 feet deep. When i say land i mean 40 and 50 mixed hanging in the air waiting for a spot to land, didnt have to touch the calls one time.
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Re: What is the most important factor in killing ducks?

Postby lablover0929 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:26 pm

The devil is in the details. Weather, attitude of the ducks, what they want that day, cover, situation, decoy spread, hiding gear and hunters. The list can and will go on. Paying attention to the details while being on the the X, or not will make for a better hunt. Also, you have to do your homework to be successful.
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Re: What is the most important factor in killing ducks?

Postby hoyboy » Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:59 pm

i agree with the x factor method. do your scouting and find where the ducks want to be. Ive been in flooded corn fields with the decoy spread looking flawless, motin in the water, everyone well hid in the pit, and some impressive duck calling to top it off and have ducks just look and keep flying and struggling to just end the day with a few ducks on my tote. but on my best hunts ive had only a couple of decoys set out and never using a call and could not beat the ducks off with a stick. I have been walking in the decoy spread and have ducks light beside me.If a duck has a predetermined mindset to be in a certain spot, then it is going to go there! as far as having a well trained retreiver to help you kill ducks ...... :huh: .......its just nice to have one of them so my lazy *** doesnt have to get out of the blind to get the duck and i can eat some eggs and sausage that kydrake has cooked in the blind :biggrin:
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Re: What is the most important factor in killing ducks?

Postby teamoutlaw » Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:40 pm

of course being on the x was going to be everyones answer and should be....

hunt with the best decoys you can afford.

get some motion on the water.

conceal yourself.


and jduck's (assential) sounds like a porno lol
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Re: What is the most important factor in killing ducks?

Postby JamieDuck1993 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 4:42 am

You guys sure don't puttt much faith in your calling. A real good pro caller told me one time that you have to call with confidance.
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Re: What is the most important factor in killing ducks?

Postby duckbuster06 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 5:51 am

Hunt with either outlaw or kydrake :bow:
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Re: What is the most important factor in killing ducks?

Postby mmayes » Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:22 am

Corn!!!! LOTS OF CORN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: What is the most important factor in killing ducks?

Postby DeathCommander » Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:57 am

The ratio of spots ducks want to be, and spots that are hunt-able doesnt exactly swing in our favor here in ky, so I would say a split between calling and timing. If you can catch the ducks on their morning pass or after their feed on a loafing pond, your numbers go up. Timing is so pivotal.
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Re: What is the most important factor in killing ducks?

Postby duckbuster06 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:22 am

DeathCommander wrote:The ratio of spots ducks want to be, and spots that are hunt-able doesnt exactly swing in our favor here in central ky, so I would say a split between calling and timing. If you can catch the ducks on their morning pass or after their feed on a loafing pond, your numbers go up. Timing is so pivotal.


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Re: What is the most important factor in killing ducks?

Postby quacknstack6 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:33 am

JamieDuck1993 wrote:You guys sure don't puttt much faith in your calling. A real good pro caller told me one time that you have to call with confidance.


bud i have been reading these forums for a while and the consesus is you really dont need to call to kill ducks like said before be on the X and if they want to be there they will come. You can have all of your expensive calls and decoys and i will use about 10 mallard dekes and let my calls sit in the car and watch the birds fly in because that is where they want to be. If you ever hunt public land you will understand exactly why no calling is better than throwing hail calls and everything else you can think of at those ducks. This is the exact reason by birds are call shy because everyone and their brother is calling to them trying to get in. I normally hunt on my own out at Cedar Creek Lake in Stanford and i will not call at all when i go because it is useless if the bird want to be there it will come if it doesnt you can all until you are blue in the face and watch it fly off just like everyone else. Hate to sound like a prick but most of the people will agree its not all about calling.
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Re: What is the most important factor in killing ducks?

Postby duckbuster06 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:58 am

quacknstack6 wrote:
JamieDuck1993 wrote:You guys sure don't puttt much faith in your calling. A real good pro caller told me one time that you have to call with confidance.


bud i have been reading these forums for a while and the consesus is you really dont need to call to kill ducks like said before be on the X and if they want to be there they will come. You can have all of your expensive calls and decoys and i will use about 10 mallard dekes and let my calls sit in the car and watch the birds fly in because that is where they want to be. If you ever hunt public land you will understand exactly why no calling is better than throwing hail calls and everything else you can think of at those ducks. This is the exact reason by birds are call shy because everyone and their brother is calling to them trying to get in. I normally hunt on my own out at Cedar Creek Lake in Stanford and i will not call at all when i go because it is useless if the bird want to be there it will come if it doesnt you can all until you are blue in the face and watch it fly off just like everyone else. Hate to sound like a prick but most of the people will agree its not all about calling.


You ever hunted Bayou Meto?
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Re: What is the most important factor in killing ducks?

Postby quacknstack6 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:48 pm

nope sure aint never heard of it. where would it be at?
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Re: What is the most important factor in killing ducks?

Postby duckbuster06 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:05 pm

I wouldn't worry about it. Probably not much different than Cedar Creek.
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Re: What is the most important factor in killing ducks?

Postby mmayes » Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:24 pm

I guess the most important factor for killing ducks would have to be hitting them with pellets fired at them with sufficient energy to strike vital organs. :welcome:

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Re: What is the most important factor in killing ducks?

Postby mmayes » Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:26 pm

You ever hunted Bayou Meto?

The Metro (bayou Meto) is a WMA in Arkansas

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Re: What is the most important factor in killing ducks?

Postby JamieDuck1993 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:53 pm

quacknstack6 wrote:
JamieDuck1993 wrote:You guys sure don't puttt much faith in your calling. A real good pro caller told me one time that you have to call with confidance.


bud i have been reading these forums for a while and the consesus is you really dont need to call to kill ducks like said before be on the X and if they want to be there they will come. You can have all of your expensive calls and decoys and i will use about 10 mallard dekes and let my calls sit in the car and watch the birds fly in because that is where they want to be. If you ever hunt public land you will understand exactly why no calling is better than throwing hail calls and everything else you can think of at those ducks. This is the exact reason by birds are call shy because everyone and their brother is calling to them trying to get in. I normally hunt on my own out at Cedar Creek Lake in Stanford and i will not call at all when i go because it is useless if the bird want to be there it will come if it doesnt you can all until you are blue in the face and watch it fly off just like everyone else. Hate to sound like a prick but most of the people will agree its not all about calling.



YOu drive a car to duck hunt? I am goin by my real life experience on bustin ducks, not what I read a bunch of hotrods writtin on a innernet form. :fingerhead:
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Re: What is the most important factor in killing ducks?

Postby teamoutlaw » Thu Nov 03, 2011 3:01 pm

JamieDuck1993 wrote: YOu drive a car to duck hunt? I am goin by my real life experience on bustin ducks, not what I read a bunch of hotrods writtin on a innernet form. :fingerhead:


duck hunting has nothing to do with what you drive. I hunted with a guy in wisconsin who drives a car to door county (1hr 30mins) everyday to hunt ducks and geese in the fields, hides underburlap or in a ghillie suit, has 15 doz realgeese silo's and some duck silo's and a few duck floaters. He killed his 2 goose limit everyday but 3 of regular season and 5 goose limit everyday of early season. also killed several ducks and he drove a car. so that doesnt really matter.

when I was in highschool I drove a car all the time to spots I could walk in, down at barlow, or ten mile pond or ky lake. if you want to go bad enough you will drive a scooter.
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Re: What is the most important factor in killing ducks?

Postby hoyboy » Thu Nov 03, 2011 3:13 pm

YOu drive a car to duck hunt? I am goin by my real life experience on bustin ducks, not what I read a bunch of hotrods writtin on a innernet form. :fingerhead:[/quote]


Jamieduck.........then why have you been posting for advice and tips on ky forum if you are going to go off of your own experiences, and not listen to a bunch of hotrods :huh: everyone that replies to your post is not telling you the right or wrong way to hunt. just simply giving advice based on our hunting experiences.....you have lots to learn young grasshopper.
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Re: What is the most important factor in killing ducks?

Postby JamieDuck1993 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 3:37 pm

Are ya'll just jealous cause I have a sweet jacked up yota and can call? Ya'll got to stop with the atttudes . I may be young but I can bust some ducks. I'll see yall on the river bank.

Jduck out.
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Re: What is the most important factor in killing ducks?

Postby duckbuster06 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 4:12 pm

These "young grasshopper" quotes have got to stop. :hammer:
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Re: What is the most important factor in killing ducks?

Postby quacknstack6 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 4:13 pm

Boy im gonna tell you now, we dont have an attitude your the know it all. so please tell us all mighty JDuck what would you do when ducks arent responding to your calling? You call louder and throw out some hail calls i really want to know because im lost i need your advice. Like said before if you are going on your experiences then why are you asking for advice?
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Re: What is the most important factor in killing ducks?

Postby JamieDuck1993 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 4:24 pm

I didn't ask for advice in this thread. i asked fo tips for a new guy. And I haven't ever experienced ducks not reponding to my call, maybe you should practice more tough guy. :lol3: :lol3:
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