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Postby thomashamm2 » Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:12 am

Hi guys..im 14 so next year me and my buddy who is 15 want to start duck hunting by ourselves close to home. He will be able to drive next year so were ok there. We found like 4 ponds on farms on google earth and looked them up in an atlas and they look out of municipal boundaries, so are they ok to hunt? Also how to we figure out who owns the land and who to ask permission to hunt. After this how would you know if the spot is good for duck hunting. I relize you have to scout often, but are there any signs that show that the pond would be good?
Thanks for all the help.
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Re: Help!

Postby thomashamm2 » Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:27 am

we live in south wi by the way just if your wondering
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Re: Help!

Postby koonce727 » Tue Oct 01, 2013 11:07 am

thomashamm2 wrote:Hi guys..im 14 so next year me and my buddy who is 15 want to start duck hunting by ourselves close to home. He will be able to drive next year so were ok there. We found like 4 ponds on farms on google earth and looked them up in an atlas and they look out of municipal boundaries, so are they ok to hunt?

As long as you are out of city limits you are good.

Also how to we figure out who owns the land and who to ask permission to hunt.


You will need to acquire a Plat Book. I get mine at the local Banks, may be different in your town.

After this how would you know if the spot is good for duck hunting. I relize you have to scout often, but are there any signs that show that the pond would be good?

Check to see if there is any feed out there, also look for feathers and tracks, otherwise your best bet it to watch it at first light and sunset, that will give you an idea of what is in there.

Thanks for all the help.
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Re: Help!

Postby gatorsnagger » Tue Oct 01, 2013 11:10 am

The best ponds are normally about 3-4 feet deep with lilypads and floating bog. If you go in there at 10 a.m. and don't see some ducks sitting there already then move onto the next pond. The idea with pond hunting is to see the ducks in there one day and then come back the next morning before sun up. Also, some small ponds never have ducks, they can look perfect but not one duck will land there all year.
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