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Nervous Birds

Postby Castandblastcommandos » Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:28 am

Any Veterans Have any ideas of how to con nervous birds into the spread everything is good in camo, decoys, and calling. Having issues getting birds within 50 yards!
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Totals:
Geese: 12
Wood Ducks: 11
Mallards: 8
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Re: Nervous Birds

Postby JMichigan » Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:34 pm

If they are constantly being called to and then shot at, I would stop calling or call very little. Take fewer decoys and add a bunch of motion to it with a jerk rig or something.
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Re: Nervous Birds

Postby wanapasaki » Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:42 pm

I agree with jmichigan, suttle calling, simple quacks, and feeding chuckles. I would stay away from hail calling, or greeting calls for the most part
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Re: Nervous Birds

Postby 900fusion » Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:12 am

You could also throw out a confidence decoy or two like a heron or swan.
2012 totals:

Blue winged teal - 7
Wood ducks - 3
Mallards - 3
Widgeon - 1
Canada goose - 2
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Re: Nervous Birds

Postby AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER » Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:11 am

Im taking your talking about geese since season started??? ( well september first)
It could be a ton of things why there not finishing..Like the other top posters said lay off calling and seeif that helps.Try to have sun at your back if possible (mostly if you where glasses).Try sitting off to the side of the pocket instead of in the middle of it.( i my self hate sitting in with decoys in a feild , much rather be off to the side of them).Change the decoys all day if you have to,see if they finish then..I guess what it comes down to is trial and error..We had 10 geese flare off us this season for what reason ???? Next flock came in 3 minutes after the first with 30 birds in it and set right up on us..I guess you just get lucky some times...Or maybe you get some dumb birds...Good luck this year fellas..
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Re: Nervous Birds

Postby Castandblastcommandos » Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:36 am

Yeah im talking about the geese We ended up shooting 4 but saw hundreds just couldnt get them near to us thatnks for all the posts!
Take em' Boyz!
Bang!!!
Bang!!!
Bang!!!
Click Click Click
Dang im Out!!!
Totals:
Geese: 12
Wood Ducks: 11
Mallards: 8
One slow Michigan Season
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Re: Nervous Birds

Postby AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER » Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:07 pm

Try flagging them
Set family groups in early season ( 4-5 ft apart )
Set up wind of the pocket (on the sides , the birds not looking direcly at you)
Stay still , no peeking out..Have one guy with us that does this alot..
Dont over call ( just get there attention)
Dry off the dew off the decoys backs so the sun dont shine on them ( sprinkle dirt on them knocks down the shine)
But if your not where they want to be your just hunting traffic, and sometimes they will come down to take a look but not all of them will..Good luck this coming up season and stay safe.....
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Re: Nervous Birds

Postby TopGunMich » Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:16 am

Throw out more bread !
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