Hunting "standing timber"

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Re: Hunting "standing timber"

Postby cut_un » Tue Aug 13, 2013 1:52 pm

Yea, understand.... this place it loaded with woodies& when the nuts start to hit the water,know where I'll be,that should be sweet, just hoping to get in a little late season shooting too, hoping to catch that sunny day, and some big fat mallards to cime drifting down thre the trees!!
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Re: Hunting "standing timber"

Postby flint4045 » Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:04 pm

I hunt flooded timber pretty much all season.
#1 piece of advice I can give is scout!!!!!!
Where I hunt at you can be 100 yards off the X and not fire a shot.
Can be real frustrating watch birds drop in just out of range.
Don't need many dekes they either want to be there or not. 4 dekes is about all I use. 2 woodies, 2 mallards or .. depending on what I am seeing.
Most shots are 30 yards or less , So I use open chokes and #6 steel kent fast steel 1560fps 3inch load is my fav. I like cyl bore choke or skeet.
Don't need much calling few lazy quacks or so at first light. Most of the time I have ducks splash down in front of me before I have enough light to see them.
I really like flooded timber hunting . If there is a down side. I am normally done shooting and picking up around 730 -8am. But usually have shot a few. Or cussing I was off the X and didn't fire a shot. either all or nothing most of the time.
my 2 cents for what it's worth.
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Re: Hunting "standing timber"

Postby cut_un » Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:07 pm

All good advice,thanks for your thoughts :beer:
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