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Any Advice??

1259 Views 8 Replies 4 Participants Last post by  Daffy Ducking
Ok, I'm new to Delaware (1 year) and am wanting to get back into a little ducking action. I'd like to try and get my wife involved as well. I'm starting early to get good and ready for this fall. Here's my plan so far: 1) Taking a hunters safety course some time this summer with the wife to get her hunters safety card 2) Building a blind on my 12' aluminum boat. 3) Figure out a type of shot that can drop a duck with a youth 20 gauge (can't find the wife a 12 gauge youth). After that I'm kind of lost. I don't know anything about these managed lands. I've duck hunted in Alaska and am now from Colorado. Both are pretty baron when it comes to the hunting realm I guess. I've never goose hunted of any sort, but would definately like to put in the time to learn. Any advice on land, classes, calls, decoys, the boat blind would be greatly appreciated. I just want to find out as much as I can to keep myself out of trouble. I know it's vague, but at this point I don't even know specific questions to ask! Thanks! I'm going fishing now.
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First of all, welcome to DHC. Delaware state lands have a lottery draw system to hunt their blinds. For that reason I don't hunt in delaware. I would use #2 shot out of the 20 gauge for ducks. Anymore questions feel free to ask, there are a lot of people on here that can help you. :welcome:
Auxillary you have to buy a non resident hunting license to hunt in NJ. The license cost 135.00 in NJ for a non resident. I don't even buy a Delaware license anymore. NJ has a electronic licensing system (ELS). I have been in the new system since it came out.
If you choose to stay in delaware to hunt, than I would stick with somebody like HowIdo or some of the other DE residents. :smile:
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