Hunting at Otter Slough

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Hunting at Otter Slough

Postby ilovecheese » Wed Nov 20, 2013 4:28 pm

Hey guys, got a QD for OS. Just wondering, if you had your pick, where would you hunt? (Yes, I'm internet scouting)
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Re: Hunting at Otter Slough

Postby semomudhen » Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:26 pm

If i had first pick Cul-de-sac would be my first choice followed by Blind 8. Can't go wrong with either one of these. What # you got?
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Re: Hunting at Otter Slough

Postby MODuckkiller » Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:33 pm

8 or 10. Can't go wrong with either.
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Re: Hunting at Otter Slough

Postby ilovecheese » Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:47 pm

Oh, yes. I've heard about cul-de-sac ;)
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Re: Hunting at Otter Slough

Postby dashboard » Thu Nov 21, 2013 7:22 am

If I had my pick I would hunt the refuge!!
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Re: Hunting at Otter Slough

Postby mjcraig15 » Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:41 am

Look at the kill charts when you get there. They pretty much tell the story.
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Re: Hunting at Otter Slough

Postby talltimber » Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:14 am

20!!!! But it takes a lot of decoys!!
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Re: Hunting at Otter Slough

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Re: Hunting at Otter Slough

Postby BigAL64 » Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:49 am

Like Mark said. Check the kill board. What I do is if I have pick 8 I choose the top 8 spots. When I get to the window I pick the best one that is left. Good Luck!!
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Re: Hunting at Otter Slough

Postby migratestopper » Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:31 pm

I just got pill 1 any ideas on first picks please help new to otter slough
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Re: Hunting at Otter Slough

Postby Cliner » Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:50 pm

migratestopper wrote:I just got pill 1 any ideas on first picks please help new to otter slough


Can't you read? Cul-De-Sac! Duh!
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Re: Hunting at Otter Slough

Postby Rory » Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:02 pm

Culdesac or blind 7 is where I would go with pill 1
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Re: Hunting at Otter Slough

Postby semomudhen » Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:37 pm

migratestopper wrote:I just got pill 1 any ideas on first picks please help new to otter slough

BB4 or AA3 but after this weekend freeze up I wouldn't bother going again. Arkansas is gonna be loaded.
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Re: Hunting at Otter Slough

Postby PDO » Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:49 pm

cul-de-sac. I would waltz in 1 minute before draw time and not even bother with the kill board. :beer:

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Re: Hunting at Otter Slough

Postby BigAL64 » Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:52 pm

migratestopper wrote:I just got pill 1 any ideas on first picks please help new to otter slough


That's a real simple one. Go to the kill board and pick the blind or field that has limited out the most and pick it. Or PM 870 or tolonggone I am sure they would love to tag along and be your guide!!!! :hi:
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Re: Hunting at Otter Slough

Postby 2500hdon37s » Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:35 pm

mjcraig15 wrote:Look at the kill charts when you get there. They pretty much tell the story.

not always... just the other day I saw at a local duck park where 3 guys shot limits out of one hole, next day 4 guys killed a total of 6 birds, then the day after that limits for a party of 4. A lot of it comes down to the guys hunting the pool.

not saying the kill charts arent right, but they dont always tell how good or bad the hunting is in a specific pool.
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Re: Hunting at Otter Slough

Postby MODuckkiller » Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:59 pm

2500hdon37s wrote:
mjcraig15 wrote:Look at the kill charts when you get there. They pretty much tell the story.

not always... just the other day I saw at a local duck park where 3 guys shot limits out of one hole, next day 4 guys killed a total of 6 birds, then the day after that limits for a party of 4. A lot of it comes down to the guys hunting the pool.

not saying the kill charts arent right, but they dont always tell how good or bad the hunting is in a specific pool.

I'm convinced that on a place like Grand Pass, OS, TMP, etc. there are X's on all the fields. In any given blind, field, etc one could go out and kill a respectable amount of ducks. Just got to hunt it right. People joke about some spots I've killed plenty of ducks in before...
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Re: Hunting at Otter Slough

Postby 2Longgone » Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:03 pm

BigAL64 wrote:
migratestopper wrote:I just got pill 1 any ideas on first picks please help new to otter slough


That's a real simple one. Go to the kill board and pick the blind or field that has limited out the most and pick it. Or PM 870 or tolonggone I am sure they would love to tag along and be your guide!!!! :hi:


It helps to know the area. But hey I don't hunt there, I just go to the draw and pull the high numbers out of the box for the rest of the poor line. :crying:
But seriously, if it's not for Friday, it's gonna be a tough way. This storm moving in is gonna change the kill board along with the kill average overnight, just sayin.
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Re: Hunting at Otter Slough

Postby migratestopper » Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:01 pm

Its for tomarrow
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Re: Hunting at Otter Slough

Postby mjcraig15 » Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:56 pm

2500hdon37s wrote:
mjcraig15 wrote:Look at the kill charts when you get there. They pretty much tell the story.

not always... just the other day I saw at a local duck park where 3 guys shot limits out of one hole, next day 4 guys killed a total of 6 birds, then the day after that limits for a party of 4. A lot of it comes down to the guys hunting the pool.

not saying the kill charts arent right, but they dont always tell how good or bad the hunting is in a specific pool.


That's true, but this late in the season you can see trends. One still has to know what they are doing, but you can get a good idea. It is good to know the area. I know where to setup in certain pools because I have hunted them many times, but the kill chart will give a guy with no experience a good starting point. Then it will be up to him to setup and adjust to how the birds are using the pool they selected. Just be prepared to adjust and move within your pool. It will take experience to know which pools to be in based on the wind conditions and etc....
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Re: Hunting at Otter Slough

Postby 870shooter » Wed Dec 04, 2013 5:11 pm

mjcraig15 wrote:That's true, but this late in the season you can see trends. One still has to know what they are doing, but you can get a good idea. It is good to know the area. I know where to setup in certain pools because I have hunted them many times, but the kill chart will give a guy with no experience a good starting point. Then it will be up to him to setup and adjust to how the birds are using the pool they selected. Just be prepared to adjust and move within your pool. It will take experience to know which pools to be in based on the wind conditions and etc....


Mark is giving great advice here. One of the key words being "trends". The kill charts will tell you a lot but you can't count on them for telling the whole story all the time. You have to remember, the kill charts are filled out by the info turned in on the green cards by duck hunters. This may come as a shock to some but a whole bunch of the duck hunters I know have a tendency to strecth the truth. Some just flat out lie. On the kill charts these fibs work in both directions. Some hunters that kill nothing turn in limits, and people that kill limits turn in low numbers.
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Re: Hunting at Otter Slough

Postby BigAL64 » Wed Dec 04, 2013 6:48 pm

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mjcraig15 wrote:That's true, but this late in the season you can see trends. One still has to know what they are doing, but you can get a good idea. It is good to know the area. I know where to setup in certain pools because I have hunted them many times, but the kill chart will give a guy with no experience a good starting point. Then it will be up to him to setup and adjust to how the birds are using the pool they selected. Just be prepared to adjust and move within your pool. It will take experience to know which pools to be in based on the wind conditions and etc....


Mark is giving great advice here. One of the key words being "trends". The kill charts will tell you a lot but you can't count on them for telling the whole story all the time. You have to remember, the kill charts are filled out by the info turned in on the green cards by duck hunters. This may come as a shock to some but a whole bunch of the duck hunters I know have a tendency to strecth the truth. Some just flat out lie. On the kill charts these fibs work in both directions. Some hunters that kill nothing turn in limits, and people that kill limits turn in low numbers.


NO!!! Say it aint so!!!! No duck hunter would ever lie!!! :wink:
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Re: Hunting at Otter Slough

Postby swampcrawler » Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:54 pm

I would but only to my wife ,and NEVER,NEVER about hunting.If I hunt os or any other duck park ,the first thing I do is check the kill sheets.2)Then I start chat with guys that I've seen there before.I DON'T ask direct questions about the exact spot they hunted.Just if they been doing any good.Then I feed them some info If i have been there a few times .Before long we are helping each other out with the good solid info about what pools weve been hunting .That is what I do But I never lie either so there you go. :thumbsup:
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Re: Hunting at Otter Slough

Postby BigAL64 » Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:02 am

swampcrawler wrote:I would but only to my wife ,and NEVER,NEVER about hunting.If I hunt os or any other duck park ,the first thing I do is check the kill sheets.2)Then I start chat with guys that I've seen there before.I DON'T ask direct questions about the exact spot they hunted.Just if they been doing any good.Then I feed them some info If i have been there a few times .Before long we are helping each other out with the good solid info about what pools weve been hunting .That is what I do But I never lie either so there you go. :thumbsup:



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Re: Hunting at Otter Slough

Postby 870shooter » Sat Dec 14, 2013 4:13 pm

swampcrawler wrote:I would but only to my wife ,and NEVER,NEVER about hunting.If I hunt os or any other duck park ,the first thing I do is check the kill sheets.2)Then I start chat with guys that I've seen there before.I DON'T ask direct questions about the exact spot they hunted.Just if they been doing any good.Then I feed them some info If i have been there a few times .Before long we are helping each other out with the good solid info about what pools weve been hunting .That is what I do But I never lie either so there you go. :thumbsup:


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