hello from columbus/hope area
i have always wanted to try my hand at duck hunting, so this year i decided to just do it, first time out i hunted a small pond i have been going to almost everyweeked in the middle of a wheat field, i brought in a few flocks of candians, i had no decoys and hardly any camo at the time, the flocks came awefully close to me and were about to land in my pond and then they saw me and got spooked. in retrospect a few were most likely close enough to get but being green i didnt get a shot off.
since then i have added a dozen mallard decoys and have chest waders and full camo. but haven't seen a bird since.
hunt mostly eastern bartholomew county, even though i havent gotten anything and started mid season i know i just need to be persistent and keep trying, i am still having a good time, even with no birds hopefully it will start looking up going into the last few weeks of duck season!