New to duck hunting

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New to duck hunting

Postby Sdhunter619 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:35 pm

Hey there everybody. I'm going to be going duck hunting for the first time in November or December and I was wondering what kind of gear I should invest in. I have been deer hunting and have some stuff, but I wasn't sure what else I would need for duck. Thanks for any info
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Re: New to duck hunting

Postby cONG » Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:52 pm

waders I like cabelas, duck call dr-85, shotgun, steel shoot shells, decoys hot buy ghg, baby mojo, decoy bag, water-proof gloves, license, don't shoot the hens.
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Re: New to duck hunting

Postby biscuitsandgravy » Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:56 pm

cONG wrote:waders I like cabelas, duck call dr-85, shotgun, steel shoot shells, decoys hot buy ghg, baby mojo, decoy bag, water-proof gloves, license, don't shoot the hens.

You forgot about the Lares call. :beer:
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Re: New to duck hunting

Postby sodfather » Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:19 pm

A big bank account is the first thing that comes to mind..
Good luck build over time and welcome to the addiction
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Re: New to duck hunting

Postby hdunn49 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:50 pm

if you're going for the first time, try and borrow some gear if at all possible. you might not want to invest in all that stuff and not like it. if not, you can get away with some hip boots and a camo jacket at first.
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Re: New to duck hunting

Postby gunner1973 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:10 am

you want to think WATER lots of water , from your feet to your head , rain ,mud, dirty, it just always is , so the first investment would be waders you can get a decent pair at bi mart for 100.00 they will get you started 3.5mm neoprene minimum and a good waterproof coat , doesnt have to me a big name brand , just decent camo pattern and WATERPROOF cause if you go out and get soaked and cold , you wont enjoy it
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Re: New to duck hunting

Postby glen1978 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 11:50 am

Go to your local Cabelas. Enter Bargain Cave. I bought Cabelas Dri-fit breathables for $100 bucks. Went over to there duck hunting section and bought there 4 n 1 jacket for less than $100. Pick up some Smart Wool socks while your there. Go to Walmart and get the Rocky brand base layers, some fleece pants and hoodie/pullover. Calls.....hmm I was in your boat last night at Cabelas. Echo Timber for $30 bucks or pony up and get the RNT acrylic Murdered Out Daisy Cutter for $139.....I splurged. There is your gear! If you dont have a gun Remington 870 pump is hard to beat.
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Re: New to duck hunting

Postby JuniorPre 360 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:01 pm

LEARN THE LAWS FIRST!
A BAD DAY AT THE MARSH BEATS A GOOD DAY AT WORK.
killwoodies101 wrote:your a dudshe bag! You dont own the river your dont own any property around it.. Its just as mush mine and any other tom **** and harry's as it is yours !! get a life share what is yours or stop hunting
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Re: New to duck hunting

Postby Flyguy427 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:03 pm

See about going with someone that knows the sport !!! That will help trmendously
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Re: New to duck hunting

Postby Grouse » Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:01 pm

STOP now and take up basket weaving much more rewarding......Good luck and get someone to take you under their wing will help lots.
Nature teaches more than she preaches. There are no sermons in stones. It is easier to get a spark out of a stone than a moral.
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Re: New to duck hunting

Postby TidalVA » Fri Oct 18, 2013 8:02 pm

cONG wrote:waders I like cabelas, duck call dr-85, shotgun, steel shoot shells, decoys hot buy ghg, baby mojo, decoy bag, water-proof gloves, license, don't shoot the hens.


This guy nailed it....just add a good thermos to the mix and you are good to go.
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Re: New to duck hunting

Postby Flyguy427 » Sat Oct 19, 2013 6:38 am

Also be prepared to be cold,wet,and miserable! But guaranteed the first duck or goose you pull over your spread and you send him to your dinner table is so worth every second of it! Happy hunting and good luck! :thumbsup:
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Re: New to duck hunting

Postby Sgtstadanko707 » Sun Oct 20, 2013 12:35 am

Duck hunting in San Diego. Lol. Your best investment will be sun block.
2013/2014 season
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Re: New to duck hunting

Postby River Hill » Sun Oct 20, 2013 5:41 am

Waders and layers to stay warm.
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