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Ducks can dodge your shot

Postby Underradar » Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:21 am

Just like a deer jumping an arrow, ducks can dodge the shot pellets fired at them. Slow motion film shows pellets headed toward ducks and the ducks swerving around the shot, completely escaping harm. It appears that tbe ducks' superior eyesight gives them an amazing ability to see and avoid shot pellets.
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Ducks can dodge your shot

Postby Underradar » Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:22 am

Just like a deer jumping an arrow, ducks can dodge the shot pellets fired at them. Slow motion film shows pellets headed toward ducks and the ducks swerving around the shot, completely escaping harm. It appears that tbe ducks' superior eyesight gives them an amazing ability to see and avoid shot pellets.
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Re: Ducks can dodge your shot

Postby toolmaker » Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:24 am

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Re: Ducks can dodge your shot

Postby B.E.Nelli » Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:24 am

I know this first hand! Happens to me all the time.
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Re: Ducks can dodge your shot

Postby Sclf » Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:29 am

I'd like to see that film. This could explain some of the missed shots I have. I've literally seemed them actually duck there heads when I fired at them. I've fired at some and i could just imagine them dodging bbs like they are in the matrix haha.
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Re: Ducks can dodge your shot

Postby aunt betty » Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:34 am

I believe that birds see at a higher frame rate than us mere humans.
Human is 25hertz or 25 frames per second...threshold.
It makes sense that a creature that is designed to travel 60+ mph would have "faster" vision than one designed to go 25.

I have seen pigeons and doves swerve to get out of shots way. If you think about it...
Pellets are going faster than sound. This means they saw it coming, not heard it coming. See?
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Re: Ducks can dodge your shot

Postby LTMFH » Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:43 am

You gots to time your shot when they Blink. Dats how we are able to shoot any ducks.
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Re: Ducks can dodge your shot

Postby T Man » Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:54 am

They can Dodge steel shot but not hevi shot

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Re: Ducks can dodge your shot

Postby JuniorPre 360 » Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:58 am

This is why I ALWAYS shoot them off of the water. They cannot swim away from bb's.
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Re: Ducks can dodge your shot

Postby toolmaker » Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:02 pm

but its ok they can see it comeing....because we use a SHOTGUN, not a rifle.......they cant dodge a 30" spread of pellets unless we are shooting them from 85 yards away...then they do dodge if they are the athelete type ducks.

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Re: Ducks can dodge your shot

Postby Blackcloud870 » Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:03 pm

T Man wrote:They can Dodge steel shot but not hevi shot

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Re: Ducks can dodge your shot

Postby OHIODUCKA5 » Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:04 pm

Shoot Blindside then they can't see it
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Re: Ducks can dodge your shot

Postby waterfowlman » Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:13 pm

That's why so many duck hunters shoot at them as they are flying away. :lol3:
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Re: Ducks can dodge your shot

Postby jaysweet3 » Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:16 pm

waterfowlman wrote:That's why so many duck hunters shoot at them as they are flying away. :lol3:

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Re: Ducks can dodge your shot

Postby Indaswamp » Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:22 pm

Rick Hall as my witness....nothing dodges shot better than a woodcock.
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Re: Ducks can dodge your shot

Postby aunt betty » Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:55 pm

If you shoot at normal close range, 20 yards, they have a whole 42 thousandths of a seconds warning...
Too late, dead.
At 60 yards they have 0.128 seconds. Huge difference.
1/8th of a sec is a long time to a bird.
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Re: Ducks can dodge your shot

Postby Underradar » Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:59 pm

Well, to address this dodging problem, I have the solution. Forget hevishot, forget blindside, forget speedball, hell, even forget lead. To take down those swerving birds, use the newest thing on the market. CURVEBALL* tm. If the ducks don't see where your shot is headed, they don't know which way to turn. CURVEBALL, the hunter's friend. Made in the USA by non-union craftsmen, for your enhanced pleasure.
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Re: Ducks can dodge your shot

Postby go get the bird » Fri Oct 25, 2013 1:02 pm

OHIODUCKA5 wrote:Shoot Blindside then they can't see it


Sound logic. :thumbsup: :yes:
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Re: Ducks can dodge your shot

Postby tmclaimerFL » Fri Oct 25, 2013 1:04 pm

Indaswamp wrote:Rick Hall as my witness....nothing dodges shot better than a woodcock.

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Re: Ducks can dodge your shot

Postby aunt betty » Fri Oct 25, 2013 1:28 pm

Underradar wrote:Well, to address this dodging problem, I have the solution. Forget hevishot, forget blindside, forget speedball, hell, even forget lead. To take down those swerving birds, use the newest thing on the market. CURVEBALL* tm. If the ducks don't see where your shot is headed, they don't know which way to turn. CURVEBALL, the hunter's friend. Made in the USA by non-union craftsmen, for your enhanced pleasure.

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Re: Ducks can dodge your shot

Postby RShockley » Fri Oct 25, 2013 1:48 pm

I kept telling everyone at the sporting clays range yesterday that they must have been dodging the shot. Nobody wanted to believe me though.
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Re: Ducks can dodge your shot

Postby T Man » Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:12 pm

Underradar wrote:Well, to address this dodging problem, I have the solution. Forget hevishot, forget blindside, forget speedball, hell, even forget lead. To take down those swerving birds, use the newest thing on the market. CURVEBALL* tm. If the ducks don't see where your shot is headed, they don't know which way to turn. CURVEBALL, the hunter's friend. Made in the USA by non-union craftsmen, for your enhanced pleasure.


I would pay 30 a box if you tell me it will kill more birds.

I want. 7/8oz load at 1900 fps

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Re: Ducks can dodge your shot

Postby Indaswamp » Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:16 pm

T Man wrote:
Underradar wrote:Well, to address this dodging problem, I have the solution. Forget hevishot, forget blindside, forget speedball, hell, even forget lead. To take down those swerving birds, use the newest thing on the market. CURVEBALL* tm. If the ducks don't see where your shot is headed, they don't know which way to turn. CURVEBALL, the hunter's friend. Made in the USA by non-union craftsmen, for your enhanced pleasure.


I would pay 30 a box if you tell me it will kill more birds.

I want. 7/8oz load at 1900 fps

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Re: Ducks can dodge your shot

Postby DuckManClyde » Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:11 pm

JuniorPre 360 wrote:This is why I ALWAYS shoot them off of the water. They cannot swim away from bb's.


Had one dive under one time, two tards in the front of the boat fired a combined 6 shots didnt hit it once. :hammer:
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Re: Ducks can dodge your shot

Postby trowlan1 » Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:16 pm

DuckManClyde wrote:
JuniorPre 360 wrote:This is why I ALWAYS shoot them off of the water. They cannot swim away from bb's.


Had one dive under one time, two tards in the front of the boat fired a combined 6 shots didnt hit it once. :hammer:


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