Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby jdenny21 » Sat Oct 22, 2011 1:49 am

If you've always worn Neoprene waders,try a pair of breathables... you won't go back, no matter how cold it is (just wear a good wicking pair of long underwear as your first layer) NO COMPARISON...
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby DRYLOK » Sat Oct 22, 2011 6:52 pm

Don't put your cell phone in the front pocket of your waders and then either take a leak and it falls out or your forget about it being there until you're chest deep in the water :fingerhead:
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Postby VincentCorrea » Sun Oct 23, 2011 7:07 am

bluegill wrote:Here's a good tip:

If you havent seen any ducks for a while, walk out into the decoys without a gun and you'll be covered up in ducks immediately. Never fails.

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Re: Re:

Postby shootable Goose » Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:11 pm

VincentCorrea wrote:
bluegill wrote:Here's a good tip:

If you havent seen any ducks for a while, walk out into the decoys without a gun and you'll be covered up in ducks immediately. Never fails.

:yes:

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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby ID Quacker » Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:38 pm

pretty good tip:
when a dead teal is fallin out of the sky headin right for the back of your huntin partners head yell somthin other than duck
im gonna say that was teal=1 codey=0 wish i could have filmed it. :lol:
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby Shade » Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:31 pm

ID Quacker wrote:pretty good tip:
when a dead teal is fallin out of the sky headin right for the back of your huntin partners head yell somthin other than duck
im gonna say that was teal=1 codey=0 wish i could have filmed it. :lol:




When a dead teal is falling out of the sky heading straight for your hunting partners head, yell "Duck!" and point at it so it hits him in the face instead! Ha ha ha (but don't try this with mallards or larger)
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby ID Quacker » Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:01 am

Shade wrote:
ID Quacker wrote:pretty good tip:
when a dead teal is fallin out of the sky headin right for the back of your huntin partners head yell somthin other than duck
im gonna say that was teal=1 codey=0 wish i could have filmed it. :lol:




When a dead teal is falling out of the sky heading straight for your hunting partners head, yell "Duck!" and point at it so it hits him in the face instead! Ha ha ha (but don't try this with mallards or larger)


hate to see wat would have happened with a goose that would be a tough one to shake
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby holechopper » Tue Nov 01, 2011 5:41 pm

Many of you are probably already doing this,however, for the beginner add a jerk cord to one or two of your decoys and when you see ducks make sure you make ripples in the water so that it looks like the decoys are real. On windy days this will not be necessary but if its calm it really helps. I have used mojo's and until I spray painted the wings to cover up most of the white all i did was flare birds the jerk cord really works wonders.
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Re:

Postby stevo1952 » Fri Nov 04, 2011 12:46 pm

bluegill wrote:Here's a good tip:

If you havent seen any ducks for a while, walk out into the decoys without a gun and you'll be covered up in ducks immediately. Never fails.


It never fails !
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby goldfish » Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:34 pm

Girlfriend brought this to my attention. Seems more for upland hunters, but walking to holes it could happen to duck hunters.


If you lose your dog while walking, leave a coat where you lost it. That way the dog can use the scent to find it's way back.
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby Griebler » Mon Nov 07, 2011 4:52 pm

Here's my contribution.

If you do any still hunting' take a half gallon milkjug and duct tape it or paint it or whatever. Than when you gotta whiz just go in the bottle instead of ruining your spot or hunt for the day.it has saved me many times. :thumbsup:
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby shootable Goose » Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:55 pm

Or just whiz in the bush a few feet away. :thumbsup:
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby Griebler » Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:57 pm

shootable Goose wrote:Or just whiz in the bush a few feet away. :thumbsup:


BUt thats the point of the bottle. if you just do that then the deer can smell that from a hundred or more yards away and your hunt is blown :fingerhead:
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby Shade » Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:23 pm

Griebler wrote:
shootable Goose wrote:Or just whiz in the bush a few feet away. :thumbsup:


BUt thats the point of the bottle. if you just do that then the deer can smell that from a hundred or more yards away and your hunt is blown :fingerhead:


This is DUCK Hunting Tips of the Day...... Not BUCK Hunting Tips of the Day.
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Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby jehler » Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:22 pm

Piss doesn't scare bucks, it attracts them.....duh
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby Griebler » Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:57 pm

Shade wrote:
This is DUCK Hunting Tips of the Day...... Not BUCK Hunting Tips of the Day.


I probably should have thought that through :fingerhead:
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby Griebler » Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:57 pm

jehler wrote:Piss doesn't scare bucks, it attracts them.....duh


Only yours jehler, only yours.
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby caj93 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:18 pm

If you and a buddy are hunting a pond, and youre on opposite sides, and he/she spooks up teal, don't use a come back call or move. get ready because teal are known to circle right back around. if you stay still, your buddy might have just made your day.
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby bighop » Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:57 pm

Look closely before you pick up that stuff you laid in the reeds while setting decoys...
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby capt1972 » Thu Nov 10, 2011 5:15 pm

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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby Glimmerjim » Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:11 pm

bighop wrote:Look closely before you pick up that stuff you laid in the reeds while setting decoys...
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Probably plenty have done this, but I set a camo shotgun in the reeds while setting out decoys. DOH! Missed shooting time by about 45 minutes looking for it. Would have eaten that snake to find it earlier!
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby wackmnstackm » Sat Nov 12, 2011 9:57 pm

I joined the forum tonight and I am enjoying it greatly. I hunt Southern Illinois and Northeast Arkansas. For me there is nothing better than hunting greenheads in flooded hardwood timber. The talk about robo ducks, I myself am not a fan of them but I recently purchased a device called a wingthang and it seems to work well. Sticking them in little brush piles for a little flicker on the spread works great. Water movement in the timber is a must.......Thank you mallard machine. :thumbsup:
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby dudejcb » Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:28 pm

put 1/2-inch thick felt insoles in your waders...they'll fit more snugly, be far more comfortable (almost like slippers), and your feet will stay warmer. Be sure to dry your boots afterward ... putting them on a Peets Boot drier after every hunt works really well.
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby Kidney » Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:39 pm

If the birds aren't flying, go out and explore. You never know what you might find.


Today I found an old pit blind hidden away in a pile of brush on some public ground. From the looks of it no one has been in or around it in many, many years. I think before next season I might go out there and clean out all the mud and crud inside of it.
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby Bgold » Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:11 am

Kidney wrote:If the birds aren't flying, go out and explore. You never know what you might find.


Today I found an old pit blind hidden away in a pile of brush on some public ground. From the looks of it no one has been in or around it in many, many years. I think before next season I might go out there and clean out all the mud and crud inside of it.


Wow! Lucky find!

I always do this just to see if I can’t jump something up.
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