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Flagging specks

Postby clasalle » Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:54 pm

Need some insight on a problem I'm contemplating. Should I or shouldn't I try to flag in specks. Here in Gueydan, LA. I tend to kill 5-6 Canadians a year, but my main bird is Speckle-belly. I have never tried to flagging just wondering if anyone has had enough success with flagging in specks to worry about it. Wish I had more Canadians, down here.
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Re: Flagging specks

Postby gooshnr » Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:55 pm

My experience has been that specks pretty much ignore a flag so I don't bother with it. However, if there's even a single Canada in the flock I will use it. More than once I've had the Canada react to the flagging and bring one or all of his speck buddies with him.
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Re: Flagging specks

Postby Rick Hall » Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:32 am

I hunt your area and have had great luck flagging specks - from a distance and in the middle of a big spread. The rubs are that specks seem tend to look things over a lot harder than the northern Canadas I grew up with and most of our speck hunting is done from pit blinds or out of tall levee grass that it's best not to draw attention to. I'd suggest trying flagging on distant specks but be very cautious about overdoing when they've turned and focused on you. Fwiw, though, I very seldom flag now that we're no longer working out of big white spreads for them, and when I do, it's a desperation move like simply waving my hat at birds that showed interest in the call but have turned their backs. [url]Sometimes[/url] works. Most times just waving goodbye.
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Re: Flagging specks

Postby aunt betty » Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:09 am

When all else fails I wave this at em.

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Re: Flagging specks

Postby ByersFarm » Sat Nov 09, 2013 11:06 pm

I use a flag on distant birds. I've seen them respond to it well, but be careful not to overuse it. A little can go a long way.
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