Frozen Duck Ponds and Fields -- Break the ICE?

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Re: Frozen Duck Ponds and Fields -- Break the ICE?

Postby Mugzwump » Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:43 pm

Justin Weber wrote:I heard of guys setting down a black tarp and putting decoys on top of it. Never tried it but I bet it would get you at the least some looks.


Most definitely worth a shot.

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Re: Frozen Duck Ponds and Fields -- Break the ICE?

Postby B.E.Nelli » Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:47 pm

What do you guys do with your pups when hunting frozen ponds. Do people actually send their dog out on the ice to retrieve. What of the ice is thick enough for them to break through while swimming? This has always been a mystery to me.
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Re: Frozen Duck Ponds and Fields -- Break the ICE?

Postby ArkansasRobertson » Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:19 pm

B.E.Nelli wrote:What do you guys do with your pups when hunting frozen ponds. Do people actually send their dog out on the ice to retrieve. What of the ice is thick enough for them to break through while swimming? This has always been a mystery to me.


Ive seen really aggressive male yellow labs bust through thin ice before.
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Re: Frozen Duck Ponds and Fields -- Break the ICE?

Postby Mugzwump » Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:20 pm

Ice is dangerous at anytime. Dogs are a bit more fit than most of us and can get around a bit easier, but if you wouldn't go out there, then don't let your dog out there.

My opinion on the matter.

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Re: Frozen Duck Ponds and Fields -- Break the ICE?

Postby :-) » Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:40 pm

Best thing to do is let it all freeze solid so more ducks will come my way.
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Re: Frozen Duck Ponds and Fields -- Break the ICE?

Postby La. Hunter » Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:45 pm

:-) wrote:Best thing to do is let it all freeze solid so more ducks will come my way.


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Re: Frozen Duck Ponds and Fields -- Break the ICE?

Postby Papachessie » Wed Dec 04, 2013 3:18 am

The 2 acre puddle in the field that froze last Friday night :no: is thawing as we speak. :yes: 48 yesterday, only down to 45 tonight and 50 something today. Oh yeah, bring 'em back north. :beer:
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Re: Frozen Duck Ponds and Fields -- Break the ICE?

Postby pvn6616 » Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:28 pm

After you push the big pieces of ice under use a leaf rake to clean up the edges and the broken smaller floaters. It really makes the hole look a lot more natural! I hunt a small salt marsh pond and have been using this trick for years with much success :wink:
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Re: Frozen Duck Ponds and Fields -- Break the ICE?

Postby LETEMWORK21 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 3:35 pm

Our hole with an ice eater running at night, full bodies and sleeper shells all around edge, about 2 1/2 dozen duck dekes 1 1/2 doz goose floaters 8 mojos works like a charm :thumbsup:
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Re: Frozen Duck Ponds and Fields -- Break the ICE?

Postby 18javelin » Fri Dec 06, 2013 4:15 am

LETEMWORK21 wrote:Our hole with an ice eater running at night, full bodies and sleeper shells all around edge, about 2 1/2 dozen duck dekes 1 1/2 doz goose floaters 8 mojos works like a charm :thumbsup:



How thick is your ice and how cold is it for how long that u have to keep a hole open?
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