Got to go out for a few hours yesterday. I've had my eye on this spot for a while and even though I'm just figuring it out its proving to be a duck haven. The ice was a bit of a problem, I had to go to my backup spot cause the entire cove was iced in. Good numbers flying, mostly big ducks and some good flocks of divers, couldn't quite coax them in though. I've only started hunting over decoys for a couple years now and still have a bit to learn. Hopefully someone can answer a few questions for me.
Is there a type of call specific for ringnecks? Never even shot one until recently but they're a good looking bird and good on the table as well
What do you guys think of motion decoys? I always have birds come into the spread while I'm picking up or putting decoys down or even when I get up to answer a call of nature. I convinced myself that it was coincidental but its been happening too much for it to be a coincidence. I watched some local rednecks use one once and was shocked at how well they drew birds in. Just wondering if mojos are worth the buy or if a swimming decoy or jerk rig would be better.
How close should I be putting the diver dekes to the big ducks? I know they don't normally mingle so I separate them by at least fifteen yards. I'm not sure if its costing me birds or not but I'm just wondering if there's a general rule on this.
Headed back out Saturday and hope to have another stellar day. And by the way, whoever was hunting in the Palermo/China area could you send me a PM? You had a nice looking scull boat and a little female black lab. We spoke a little just as we were heading out, you'll know who you are. Hopefully everyone had a nice Thanksgiving. I had duck to go with the turkey
First drake ringneck!