Anyone else field hunt often?

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Anyone else field hunt often?

Postby mohonkhunter » Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:28 pm

You guys hunt X fields, flight paths, or river bottom fields? Do you wait until freeze up or earlier? Last year we had a lot better luck running traffic on ducks vs. honkers, and were able to kill plenty with the mild weather out of dry fields in the middle zone.
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Re: Anyone else field hunt often?

Postby teal12 » Thu Aug 22, 2013 6:20 pm

Never field hunted before but I bought some ghg mallard shells and goose full bodies as well as shells to try out this year. What part of Missouri are you from?
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Re: Anyone else field hunt often?

Postby swampchicken » Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:39 pm

Hunt X fields and sometimes run traffic. When they start using the fields I hunt the Fields. freeze up or not does not matter.
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Re: Anyone else field hunt often?

Postby mohonkhunter » Fri Aug 23, 2013 5:02 pm

teal12 wrote:Never field hunted before but I bought some ghg mallard shells and goose full bodies as well as shells to try out this year. What part of Missouri are you from?


Just recently moved to central MO, but have always hunted the SW part of the state.
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Re: Anyone else field hunt often?

Postby Mar10nz » Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:15 pm

I try to hit it a couple times a year. Am from the Dixon area.
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Re: Anyone else field hunt often?

Postby B.E.Nelli » Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:07 pm

We do a lot of field hunting in the MO river bottoms, and also farther south of the river. It can be the best hunting you have ever had, or the most frustrating. Withers thousands are landing on us, or cruising by without a look. But daggum its fun when they are working. I am in the general area of KC ;-)
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Re: Anyone else field hunt often?

Postby SMcGarrity » Sat Aug 24, 2013 11:19 am

nothing like field hunting in my book. just something about setting decoys up on land, hiding in layouts, and popping out when they are sitting right on top of you. wish i could get that to happen every time! :lol:

we layout hunt meramec bottoms areas and some other fields and what not up hwy 79 outside of stl. i will say most of the time we hunt over water, but i swear that even if things aren't frozen up and birds aren't hammering the fields...you can still get them to take a look or decoy (not all the time).

a lot of guys think things have to be frozen up and the birds have to be hitting the hotter foods/grains to have success field hunting. while i will agree that those conditions can increase your success rate, you can still be successful hunting out of fields when things aren't locked up.
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Re: Anyone else field hunt often?

Postby 2500hdon37s » Sat Aug 24, 2013 11:56 am

Havent got to do much real field hunting before. But this year I have some good corn fields locked in, so I shall try!

already have the layouts and full bodies that we use for pond edge hunting
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