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WATERFOWL   HUNTING  TIPS

 

HUNTING TIPS

PROPULSION

BLINDS

SHOOTING

DOGS & BOATS

SET UP

CONSTRUCTION

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HUNTING TIPS

PROPULSION

BLINDS

SHOOTING

DOGS & BOATS

SET UP

CONSTRUCTION

TRAILER

OTHER SITES

HOME

 

 

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If you borrowed waders, they have a hole in them. If you lent waders, they will come back with a hole in them.

If you are hunting with the wind in your face, turn around.

Look for mallards on sunny days in the middle of the morning.

If it is raining, go home.

Break ice in large sheets and slide the sheets under existing ice to create open water.

If you want a good retriever, spend time with him every day.

Don't shoot your dog

Don't shoot your dog.

Decoys look like decoys if there is no wind to move them. Create movement in your spread.

Be aware of impending wind shifts. Set up to hunt both of the predicted winds and you wonít have to move your blocks.

Waterfowl are in range when you can see their eyes or their feet.

The only thing that will get your feet warm is ducks over your spread.

Ducks donít get decoy shy. They get hunter shy.

Do not separate from your hunting buddies to hunt a spread of decoys and cover more area. It is not safe and is harder to hide.

Wait until summer to go swimming. It is too cold now.

Pay attention to the weather, the ducks do.

Dabbling ducks decoy better on sunny days, because there are shadows which hide hunters better.

Do not set up straight down wind of another group of hunters. It will ruin their hunt and it is not healthy to aggravate people with shotguns.

A blind is more important than your second bag of decoys.

When hunting shallow water, walk through the decoys occasionally to muddy the water.

On north wind sunny days, set up to hunt a cross wind to avoid looking into the sun.

When hunting with others set up a safe zone of fire and shoot only when ducks are in that zone.

Shooting at passing waterfowl is not hunting, it is shooting. Decoying waterfowl into your spread and shooting ducks within 35 yards is hunting.

If you canít use a duck call, donít.

If it appears that you have missed a duck youíre shooting at, watch it until it is out of sight. It still may fall.

Retrieve birds immediately to avoid unnecessary loss.

On days with little wind, place decoys where they will catch the slightest breeze.

Keep your ducks separate from other huntersí and leave a head or wing attached until you get home. It is the law.

A well mannered dog is the first step towards a good retriever.

If ducks are flaring from your spread, shoot the novice hunter, he is probably looking at them.

Donít shoot the egg layers.

Calling is overrated. Youíll do more to increase your success by learning the habits of the birds.

If you canít identify it, donít shoot it.

If youíre not sure of the water depth, send your buddy first.

If you place more emphasis on the duck hunting experience and less on killing a limit, youíll enjoy yourself more often.

The best hunters are the ones that decoy birds the closest.

Holding the geese out in front of you at arms length when taking the post-hunt photos, makes the geese look bigger.

The best place for most huntersí calls is in their pocket.

The sound of acorns hitting the water is better than any duck call made.

You got to have wind to decoy ducks.

Windy days make poor duck callers better, but still days make poor duck callers worse. Call softer on still days and let novice callers practice on windy days when the ducks are upwind.

Shallow marshes can have deep drainage ditches and potholes. Use caution around water without vegetation.

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