QuackerSmacker498 wrote:That is a Barrows drake golden eye....appears to be a (greater) compared to the action of the scatter gun.
spoonysmaker wrote:Second to the op. Before you go out hunting again maybe you should work on your bird iding abilities. Both resting and on the wing.... or at least hunt with someone who knows. Thanks.
bill in san jose wrote:The LeMasters duck ID guide (a ails le on on amazon) is really easy and good for the purpose. Put it in a zip lock bag in your blind bag for reference.
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terenceb wrote:Went out to Don Edwards yesterday for an early morning hunt with my Dad. First time out this season so I had high hopes. There was a slight breeze and it was overcast, so I was already imagining ducks flying into my spread. BUT, that was not the case. Hardly any birds flying, and the few I did see did not respond to calls and were not drawn into the spreads at all. Only had two buzz the decoys and we were able to drop those two. Other than that, no ducks at all. Called it quits at 10:30 and headed home.
Anyone else experience call shy ducks this early in the season? Maybe my calling just sucks really badly haha.
terenceb wrote:spoonysmaker wrote:Second to the op. Before you go out hunting again maybe you should work on your bird iding abilities. Both resting and on the wing.... or at least hunt with someone who knows. Thanks.
Thanks for the clarification. Yes, I will definitely work on my ID skills. I've done nothing but pour over duck ID today...again, my sincerest apologies to everyone.
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