DCL wrote:Hello I am new to duck hunting, and would like to know how many others there are! Post here and tell us a little about yourself, and hopefully we can learn new tips and techniques together!
duckahlr wrote:90% of the guys in this state have started hunting ducks within the past 5 years thanks to this site!!!
duckahlr wrote:Thats because the 90% hunts within the same 10 mile stretch. Our blind has been pounding the birds the past 2 weeks solid, but we are putting up some crazy miles to hunt an untapped resource.
I know one guy who put 700 miles on his truck one day last week and didnt even pull the gun out of the case. There is one spot on the river that used to be a honey hole just a few years ago. A couple extra guys start hunting it and now its like I-25 has been diverted to the river. Alot of people get hooked on one spot and then cry when it gets loaded with guys. Should have scouted and found more spots. If you are new to the sport you will soon learn that you cannot control what others do....take the high road and move on... DO YOUR DAMAGE!!! LAY THE WOOD....
vlb wrote:Use your call at the ducks butt, or while the duck is quatering away from you, once you have their attention.The chucka chucka feeding call only works on tv shows.
DCL wrote:Ok but do you keep calling when the birds look swing back around or do you keep quiet and let the deeks do the work?
DCL wrote:So what's everyones kill count for the season so far??
KHerbst wrote:Call hard and fast as you can all the way until you pull the trigger!
No just having fun with you. As mentioned before, reading the ducks is especially important. Some folks really do call hard all the way to the water when hunting public ground as to keep the birds set on your location vs veering off to someone else. While most people get on the internet and watch calling contests and instructional vids, those who hunt with me quickly find out I call less than more regardless of my calling pedigree or call affiliation.
If I see a flock of 15 mallards flying over the river 200 yards up, I give'm one strong 5-7 note hail....instantly I know if they are interested or not as 1-2 will hesitate in their wing beat or even lock up for a second to slow down and possibly take another look. Once circling I call at tips and tails, when inside of 80 yards coming in a double cut and quack. If they try to set down short of the decoys I call excitedly to get them back up.
Rule #1- Less is more!
Rule #2- Learn the basics well Feeder, quack, 5 note hen.......this is all you need to kill ducks consistently.
Rule #3 Never buy a call over the internet........try to blow them first as to get 1-1 help and advice!
DCL wrote:Anybody gettin any birds? We shot 8 last Friday but only managed to get 3
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