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Postby duckweed » Thu Nov 10, 2005 8:15 pm

ok i need some help. i have to hunt public land and i am having a little trouble. i draw blinds in the morning and hunt until 1:00pm. i have been out 4-5 times this year and have not killed any ducks. i have 2 doz dekes because these are fairly small lakes . we were out today and saw a few but they were out of range. so we called, had them turned, but they landed somewhere else. we also had some that came over and were gonna land but them seen something they didn't like. we are totaly camofaluged, our face, hands, and all that. we just can't get them close enough. any suggestions? Please help i will be going out saturday and hope to have some success!!!!



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Postby MacAttack » Thu Nov 10, 2005 8:27 pm

Movement...maybe a jerk cord or something
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Postby Wilsona018 » Thu Nov 10, 2005 8:33 pm

do you cover your boat???

make sure anything shiny is covered
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Postby duckweed » Thu Nov 10, 2005 8:48 pm

i cover everything. the boat, anything shiny in the blind, i even have a hole my dog hides in to stay out of sight. i just don't know what i'm doing wrong.
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Postby Greg Wile » Thu Nov 10, 2005 9:06 pm

Movement in your spread is the key and of course a good landing zone for the incomming birds.
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Postby Wags » Thu Nov 10, 2005 9:43 pm

I agree with Greg along with you might try only a doz decoys. Sometimes a crowd will make them go somewhere less crowded.
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Postby kiwismakebetterhunters » Thu Nov 10, 2005 10:35 pm

Dont move. And go easy on the calling.
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Postby bullet » Fri Nov 11, 2005 12:06 am

Look around in other areas. 2 dozen maybe to many dekes. right now where I'm hunting 8-12 ducks on a pond is all I see. Try to be as realistic as possible. Later in the season my spread will grow. Just my 2 cents.
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Postby Admin2 » Fri Nov 11, 2005 7:18 am

Many hunters lack a good understanding of when not to call, as most over call - especially if they are local ducks and have been gunned for a few weeks already.

And if this spot is gunned everyday (which sounds very possible), the ducks are wise to this and naturally will not come in to it when there are other safer areas to head to.


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