Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby Indaswamp » Tue Dec 02, 2014 11:32 pm

Train your dog to retrieve your wallet and keys if laying around....might save your azz if you drop them in the woods or marsh. It has saved my azz a couple times. :thumbsup:
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Postby calebnewman » Wed Dec 03, 2014 6:04 am

well i have been hunting for a good while now and i have seen something in the ducks

tip 1. always have decoy motion in there like a mojo or a jerk string.

tip 2. do not show your face it is like a flag saying to them go away.

tip 3. aways remember that the ducks will circle then they will land faceing the wind
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby kcwellington » Thu Dec 04, 2014 8:40 am

A pretty good way of carrying spinning wing decoys in your boat is to take a 3/4"x 8" nipple. Attach to side of bench seat of flat bottom with (2) 3/4" one hole pipe straps and a couple of sheet metal screws . Remove the bottom section from decoy stand and the top 2 sections will slide down into the nipple. (take the wings off). They will ride securely with no problem. If I knew how to post pics I would show you what I'm talking about.
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby WolfHeart91 » Sun Dec 14, 2014 9:24 am

One thing Ive learned: put the cell phone away because the second you go to answer that text that says you got a date in the afternoon is when the big flock of dogris or grays start flying in. That was an embarrassing date.
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby micneador » Sun Dec 14, 2014 5:41 pm

WolfHeart91 wrote:One thing Ive learned: put the cell phone away because the second you go to answer that text that says you got a date in the afternoon is when the big flock of dogris or grays start flying in. That was an embarrassing date.
Me: Y'know how you know I really like you?
Her: How?
Me: Because when I told you I was up for a date this morning I had a giant flock of teal fly over my head and no shotgun in my hand



Or you wake up late because she text and calls you at 1 in the morning.
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby EARDLEYBIRD » Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:16 pm

If ducks fly right by your decoys or mojo twice in a row. Take mojo out. Move decoys around.
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby garthfishandhunt » Tue Dec 16, 2014 8:39 pm

By now I'm sure everyone knows to take baby wipes instead of toilet paper in the blind. But on those 20 degree days, does anyone remember to warm up said baby wipes inside of waders or shirt pocket a half hour before getting the #2 call? If you do remember, it'll make the experience infinitely more enjoyable so that you may never forget again.
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby ILwaterfowl71 » Wed Dec 17, 2014 5:50 pm

garthfishandhunt wrote:By now I'm sure everyone knows to take baby wipes instead of toilet paper in the blind. But on those 20 degree days, does anyone remember to warm up said baby wipes inside of waders or shirt pocket a half hour before getting the #2 call? If you do remember, it'll make the experience infinitely more enjoyable so that you may never forget again.

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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby Cranberry1 » Sun Dec 21, 2014 10:25 pm

Indaswamp wrote:Train your dog to retrieve your wallet and keys if laying around....might save your azz if you drop them in the woods or marsh. It has saved my azz a couple times. :thumbsup:


Usually I'm good at picking apart the sarcasm on here ... So are you being sarcastic or is your dog really that bad azz


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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby cluckmeister » Mon Dec 22, 2014 6:32 pm

Cranberry1 wrote:
Indaswamp wrote:Train your dog to retrieve your wallet and keys if laying around....might save your azz if you drop them in the woods or marsh. It has saved my azz a couple times. :thumbsup:


Usually I'm good at picking apart the sarcasm on here ... So are you being sarcastic or is your dog really that bad azz


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I dated a girl is HS whos dad was a professional trainer, as a part of demonstrations he gave at dog shows he actually did hide his wallet and keys and the dog would find them. So its possible
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby Cranberry1 » Mon Dec 22, 2014 9:11 pm

cluckmeister wrote:
Cranberry1 wrote:
Indaswamp wrote:Train your dog to retrieve your wallet and keys if laying around....might save your azz if you drop them in the woods or marsh. It has saved my azz a couple times. :thumbsup:


Usually I'm good at picking apart the sarcasm on here ... So are you being sarcastic or is your dog really that bad azz


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I dated a girl is HS whos dad was a professional trainer, as a part of demonstrations he gave at dog shows he actually did hide his wallet and keys and the dog would find them. So its possible



No doubt , that's just extra BA haha.


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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby cluckmeister » Tue Dec 23, 2014 3:45 pm

Cranberry please check your PM, thanks
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby The New Guy » Tue Dec 23, 2014 10:17 pm

garthfishandhunt wrote:By now I'm sure everyone knows to take baby wipes instead of toilet paper in the blind. But on those 20 degree days, does anyone remember to warm up said baby wipes inside of waders or shirt pocket a half hour before getting the #2 call? If you do remember, it'll make the experience infinitely more enjoyable so that you may never forget again.


This is a good one! Trying to wipe the arse with frozen wipes would be an interesting game... :huh: :no:
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby duckin-A » Wed Dec 24, 2014 4:32 pm

or u can always straddle a small spruce tree!! :beer:
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby DennisCanfield » Mon Dec 29, 2014 1:49 am

Nice tips thumbs up!
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Postby tmound » Tue Dec 30, 2014 3:18 pm

ks_waterfowler wrote:Late in the season, we set our decoys up so the birds will slowly cross in front of us instead of coming into our face. That way the birds aren't looking directly at you during their final approach. It isn't traditional in yo face duck hunting, but it definitely kills birds.

Hope this helps somebody else.

Do you still create a small pocket for the birds to possibly land?
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby TheMiz » Tue Jan 06, 2015 1:15 pm

New one I thought of the other day after breaking ice. To get all the smaller ice chunks out of your spread when there's no wind to move it for you, bring a leaf blower along in the boat and blow them chunks away...really beats the old rake method.
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby Swamp Gas » Thu Jan 08, 2015 1:12 pm

I always used baby wipes to remove face paint after the hunt.

Last year I tried women's make-up remover pads. They are alot better.
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby ILwaterfowl71 » Thu Jan 08, 2015 3:00 pm

Swamp Gas wrote:I always used baby wipes to remove face paint after the hunt.

Last year I tried women's make-up remover pads. They are alot better.

Very true. I have a pack of my wife's makeup removers in the truck and they work great
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby berganser » Tue Jan 13, 2015 11:05 am

TheMiz wrote:New one I thought of the other day after breaking ice. To get all the smaller ice chunks out of your spread when there's no wind to move it for you, bring a leaf blower along in the boat and blow them chunks away...really beats the old rake method.


You could also try "SNOW FENCE"or Plastic Fencing. You can cut a Pretty Good Section and Keep it rolled up.
Even if buy yourself, you can use it. I had Wooden Stakes at each. Something to hold onto. :thumbsup:
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby TheMiz » Wed Jan 14, 2015 2:42 pm

WolfHeart91 wrote:One thing Ive learned: put the cell phone away because the second you go to answer that text that says you got a date in the afternoon is when the big flock of dogris or grays start flying in. That was an embarrassing date.
Me: Y'know how you know I really like you?
Her: How?
Me: Because when I told you I was up for a date this morning I had a giant flock of teal fly over my head and no shotgun in my hand



I swear that pulling my phone out and getting on facebook or checking the weather does more to pull ducks in than calling, decoys..etc. HANDS DOWN
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby SCduckhunter69 » Thu Jan 15, 2015 1:22 pm

PRO TIP- If you live in south carolina just stay home we don't have any ducks :thumbsup:
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby DOT3 » Thu Jan 22, 2015 3:12 pm

I spray a flat clear coat on all my re purposed decoys and 2 or 3 times per season I put a thin coat of Armour All on all my decoys. It doesn't make them shiny, it just makes the features pop. I noticed a difference in the birds' reaction from the first time I tried it.
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Postby mudpack » Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:25 am

SCoutdoorsman wrote:If your decoys have begun to look dirty, and you feel like dunking them to brighten their original colors, try cleaning them before your next outing with tire cleaner foam. Simply hang your old decoys along your backyard fence, spray them thoroughly with tire cleaning solution, and let them dry overnight.

Sheeit...now i hafta' go buy a house with a fenced back yard. :mad:

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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby Indaswamp » Fri Feb 13, 2015 1:40 am

The best thing to use to tag birds is tyvek and a black sharpie. Cut a 3X5 inch rectangle and write your info on it, poke a hole with a knife and zip tie to the birds wings. :thumbsup: The tyvek will not get wet in the ice chest and the sharpie will not smudge off.

We buy a couple tyvek suits at lowes and use those for tags.
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