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Postby jerseyjoe » Mon Jan 22, 2007 7:17 pm

Greetings fellow Duck Hunters,,

I jusrt started duck hunting a few weeks ago and have had absolutely no frigin success at all. I need some advise from the masters PLEASE...I am going to try my luck one last time tomorrow on BB to conclude the season.. I have 3 different types of calls, a layout blind a dzn mallard and pintail decoys, I set them up in the wind in a J formation and I cant call in anything to land or get near these things. I'll get an ocassional one or 2 fly over my head; of course when im not ready and thats it... I see 6 million F'in ducks out in the middle of the bay but they dont even flinch when I call they just keep flying where ever they are going..... I hear people shooting all over all day so something tells me Im doing something wrong..

Any Suggestions?????


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Postby quackstacker » Mon Jan 22, 2007 7:52 pm

more decoys, work on calling and keep trying.
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Postby Admin2 » Tue Jan 23, 2007 1:45 am

I suspect you are not setting up in the right locations.

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Postby Dutchy » Tue Jan 23, 2007 4:04 am

Maybe stop calling @ all?
could be ur calling to much?
I think that calling wrong/2much is a newb problem
As for setups of decoy browse this forum for setup pics
like http://www.duckhuntingchat.com/viewtopi ... highlight=
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Postby jerseywaterfowler » Tue Jan 23, 2007 8:25 am

Not sure where on BB your going, its a big bay, but I would try using divers instead of puddles as decoys, spend some time scouting to see where the ducks want to be and set up there, don't call all that much and lastley enjoy yourself bagging some ducks will happen.
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Postby Bodad » Tue Jan 23, 2007 2:30 pm

Use more diver decoys, keep well hidden. Find out where the birds are going. Hunt the marsh ponds.
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Postby hunt1940 » Tue Jan 23, 2007 2:38 pm

i,m also new this year and i,ve been getting alot of shots. i been using divier decoys and not calling at all...but i had xomeone show me the ropes..
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Postby pintail2 » Tue Jan 23, 2007 7:53 pm

im a semi pro guide out there in the BB. These people r tellin u to set up divers and they r prob killing like buffle head and stuff i could kill millions of when u use the mallards go in the back creeks and across the flats there are little ponds u need to get up on them and dont use more decoys up there put out 2 to 6 pinies in a little area and 2 to 10 mallars suggest black ducks. I went out today on area 7b in bb for last day n took out 3 people shot 4 blacks 2 mature hooded merganzers and the other day a guy i know got 4 pinies. Ull see once u hunt on the open water alot with the divers that its soo borning andnot a challange to get friggen buffles and old squas. Ull get the blacks to lock up nice n what ever else is out there shovlers anything good. get a more grunt duck calll u gotta get a deep grunt dono if know how to do that just zap them once or twice quak quak quak not to much if they r coming right at u dont call at all. Now if u setting up divers u need to get out on the farthest point or layout boat but like i said if u arnt killin any broadys or red heads or canvase back stuff thats a challange n nice what real hunting is about. the key for divers dude tell u the truth thats worth setting them up is a broady hunt in a layout boat. let me know we can get together next year ill take u out n show u around to some nice spots but its all about scouting i do that 4 times a week
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Postby jerseyjoe » Wed Jan 24, 2007 11:15 am

Well thanks for the tips guys,
I went out yesterday morning, got setup just before sun up, I saw mostly buffheads, and a few puddles and mergs but the big flocks that were on the bay days before were gone. I would definately like to go for a few guided hunts next season to really have some fun.. well at least we have spring turkey to look forward to ..
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Postby pintail2 » Wed Jan 24, 2007 11:17 am

give me a message next year ill take you out in the bb
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