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newbie lookin for some advice

Postby CWduckslayer » Sat Oct 26, 2013 9:56 pm

Hey everyone, this will be my 3rd season of duck hunting so I am still quite the rookie. I am asking for a little bit of advice concerning selecting a place to sit tomorrow morning. Am I going to want to find somewhere sitting over a smaller pothole away from bigger water, or somewhere sitting over a big body of water (ie, lake petenwell in this case)? Lookin at 30 degrees tomorrow morning, partly cloudy, light southwest wind. I have a few different places to sit, some in smaller potholes and some just off of big bodies of water, and I can not decide where to go. If someone with a few more seasons under their belt could give me some input it would be much appreciated.
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Re: newbie lookin for some advice

Postby Duck_Popper » Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:20 pm

You need to do a bit more leg work. You should of went out the night before and scouted out your "few spots" and seen which one was best.
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Re: newbie lookin for some advice

Postby Indawoods » Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:29 pm

Duck_Popper wrote:You need to do a bit more leg work. You should of went out the night before and scouted out your "few spots" and seen which one was best.


this. only the ducks can tell you where to hunt.

scout more.
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Re: newbie lookin for some advice

Postby CWduckslayer » Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:08 pm

Fair enough, the wise have spoken
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Re: newbie lookin for some advice

Postby MODuckkiller » Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:14 pm

Scout. Scout. Scout some more.
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Re: newbie lookin for some advice

Postby aunt betty » Sun Oct 27, 2013 5:48 am

Sit in your dove seat. Locating that is your problem. :thumbsup:
Scouting a lake takes time. Keep going and you'll see where the ducks are going and coming from.
If you do puddle ducks focus on finding "skinny water" where it is shallow and wadable.
The skinny water tends to have soft mud bottoms and is a pita to hunt but usually thats where you end up.
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Re: newbie lookin for some advice

Postby greenster » Sun Oct 27, 2013 6:29 am

You gotta scout. Slip into a few places in late afternoon. You don't have to spend a whole lot of time at each. What your looking for is a location that as a small number of birds, < 100. Place you want is where the birds filter in via small groups, during the time you want to hunt. If birds are currently using the area, Good but it doesn't mean they will be using the following morning. If there isn't birds there at the time, it doesn't mean they will not be. Example. Lot's of feathers on the water in the area. If i go into a area in the late afternoon and there is feathers and no duck's, I will be there the following morning. A: Feathers don't stick around long B: if they are using it and not in the afternoon. Ta-da they are using it in the AM.
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