Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby Glimmerjim » Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:46 pm

dudejcb wrote:This is also the time of year to go out looking for mushrooms...if ya get my drift. But that's not really a hunting tip. Or is it?

Fill me in. I used to live in Astoria Oregon and the end of the Christmas season saw a lot of mushroom hunters that you really wouldn't think were naturalists! :lol3:
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby dudejcb » Fri Apr 06, 2012 3:14 pm

Oh, they're naturalists alright. No man made chemicals for those organic types.
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby Glimmerjim » Fri Apr 06, 2012 3:40 pm

dudejcb wrote:Oh, they're naturalists alright. No man made chemicals for those organic types.

You got me there! Girl I was staying with had netting strung around the top of her kitchen wall for drying. Probably 12 or so linear feet, 18" wide and maybe 4" or 5" deep. Some head-spinning spaghetti sauce there! :lol3: :lol3:
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby FOWLER2671 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:25 am

Indaswamp wrote:When you shoot ducks or geese that have seeds in their craw and you do not know what the plant looks like that produces the seeds, save some of the seeds and plant them! I have done this many times and know what to look for when scouting....I know what the birds prefer depending on what part of the season we are in. I always check the craw of the birds we shoot!! And chances are I will know what they are feeding on and where to find it! :thumbsup: Your welcome peeps! :yes:


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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby FOWLER2671 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:35 am

I'm pretty mobile and hunt vastly differant conditions on differant days.


In many spots a simple strap or "J" hook decoy anchor works fine but it wont' hold on a windswept lake with a sandy bottom or on a river with current.

You can make a simple and cheap add on anchor from a soup can with about three 16d nails driven into the sides near the bottom. The nails will dig into the bottom if you have them pointing in all directions. Fill the cans 80% full with concrete and make a loop from a metal coat hanger to stick down in the concrete. The empty 20% of the can makes a scoop which will dig into the mud like the lip on a crankbait.

Two doz of these cost about $6.00 to make. You can run the decoy line thru the hangar loop and then around the anchor to add the weight to your regular anchor
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby dudejcb » Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:47 am

I don't know about the cans and nails idea. I don't want my dog or anyone stepping on nails!

In fact I don't like using nails to build a blind simply because they become next years hazard. I use screws (they won't back out) or wire for blind building, and for decoys use heavier weights, ore one really heavy wieght with three to five dekes daisy chained together. The daisy chain thing is really good forup to three or four goose floaters ... the dekes are in small family groups, always in single file, always facing the wind.
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby FOWLER2671 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:08 pm

dudejcb wrote:I don't know about the cans and nails idea. I don't want my dog or anyone stepping on nails!

In fact I don't like using nails to build a blind simply because they become next years hazard. I use screws (they won't back out) or wire for blind building, and for decoys use heavier weights, ore one really heavy wieght with three to five dekes daisy chained together. The daisy chain thing is really good forup to three or four goose floaters ... the dekes are in small family groups, always in single file, always facing the wind.


The pointy end of the nails are in the concrete. Only the heads stick out about and inch to catch on the bottom.
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby wvugunner92 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:09 pm

I put tan stockings over our mojo wings on overcast days. Its takes the unnatural shine of the metal wings when there shouldent be on dark days but still provides the back flapping affect. Seems to make a difference
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby MNjonboatguy » Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:47 pm

hey guys I'm brand new to the forum, off season finally got the best of me so I created my own user name.

I read this entire thread front to back the other day. laughed, cried, related, this place is awesome.

I think most knowledge I can offer has been posted already but here is one thing that really helps me out when I'm hunting with a rookie, or young person.

My Motto for calling the shot: "Don't shoot(or call the shot) until it stops getting better."

I've had so many friends skybust @ birds that would've come all the way in that I make it a point to discuss this before the sun comes up, if I'm hunting with inexperienced guns. I'm certainly not about water-swatting, but I like to let em decoy in as far as possible and then take my first shot at a bird in the back or outside of the flock. This way the flaring birds are closer to you and you'll stand a better chance at a double or triple if you kill clean on your first shot.
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby Rick Hall » Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:04 pm

MNjonboatguy wrote:"Don't shoot(or call the shot) until it stops getting better."


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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby Indaswamp » Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:15 pm

Rick Hall wrote:
MNjonboatguy wrote:"Don't shoot(or call the shot) until it stops getting better."


I'm wit' you, welcome.

same here...only exception is on teal going mach 2 barreling in straight at you...shoot them coming head on a 40 yards and catch the rest of the flock as they rise going strainght up... :thumbsup:
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby Indaswamp » Wed May 02, 2012 7:26 pm

Plasti-dip wader boot repair-AWESOME! :thumbsup:
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby kfgirl » Thu May 03, 2012 9:41 am

Indaswamp wrote:Plasti-dip wader boot repair-AWESOME! :thumbsup:


Would Assa approve? Meaning, is it economical??
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby Indaswamp » Thu May 03, 2012 9:43 am

kfgirl wrote:
Indaswamp wrote:Plasti-dip wader boot repair-AWESOME! :thumbsup:


Would Assa approve? Meaning, is it economical??

oops! Forgot the link Kfgirl...
http://www.duckhuntingchat.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=187785
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby Rick Hall » Thu May 03, 2012 9:49 am

kfgirl wrote:
Indaswamp wrote:Plasti-dip wader boot repair-AWESOME! :thumbsup:


Would Assa approve? Meaning, is it economical??


Only if it hold up. My money's on 3M 5200.
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby Indaswamp » Thu May 03, 2012 9:52 am

Rick Hall wrote:
kfgirl wrote:
Indaswamp wrote:Plasti-dip wader boot repair-AWESOME! :thumbsup:


Would Assa approve? Meaning, is it economical??


Only if it hold up. My money's on 3M 5200.

I'll let you know Rick...I have a pair of waders I'm gonna plasti-dip as a back up pair of dry waders. :thumbsup:
Should work awesome though because you are adding new synthetic rubber to the boot and it bonds to old rubber like white on rice.
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby aunt betty » Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:26 pm

Today's tip is:
Don't take any wooden nickels.
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby honestcharlie56 » Sun Jul 01, 2012 4:04 pm

I see alot of people taping their pants legs to their legs. If you wear long socks you can wrap your pants legs tightly around your legs and then pull the socks over them to keep the pant legs down when your puttin your waders on.
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby Skagit_Hunter » Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:47 am

Don't eat left over Mexican food before heading to the blind at 0 dark 30.
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby aunt betty » Tue Jul 10, 2012 2:55 pm

TIP: It's probably not a good idea to store your goose decoys in garbage bags.
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby honestcharlie56 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:25 pm

wife threw em' away?
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby aunt betty » Sat Jul 14, 2012 6:55 pm

No, I had an anxiety attack. Took the trash out and put the goose dekes into the toolbox of my work truck.
Forgot they were there and panicked. Two dozen shells aren't cheap to replace.
Note to self: put goose decoys into a decoy bag. :biggrin:
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby kdog » Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:13 am

Whether its cloudy and mojo wings are too flashy or the battery is vibrating making noise .....tip ...Put the damn thing up
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby Kasilofchrisn » Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:52 am

Some great tips guys.
Heres one that helps me a lot especially when hunting with kids.
Have your kid lay out all the gear he is taking on the living room or garage floor the night before you are going hunting. Make sure it is all there and find anything missing right then and there so you are not hunting for one glove or a missing hat as you are trying to head out the door on opening day. If you are using a boat /ATV etc. make sure they have the required Life Jacket,Helmet etc. as well.
Works on your own stuff as well so you don't forget some important piece of gear.
This has saved us on several trips as there always seems there is something the kid has misplaced or forgotten.
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby Bull Island Boy » Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:47 pm

bring waders into house so there warm in the morning instead of leaving them out in the garage.
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