you borrowed waders, they have a hole in them. If you lent waders, they will
come back with a hole in them.
you are hunting with the wind in your face, turn around.
for mallards on sunny days in the middle of the morning.
it is raining, go home.
ice in large sheets and slide the sheets under existing ice to create open
you want a good retriever, spend time with him every day.
shoot your dog.
look like decoys if there is no wind to move them. Create movement in your
aware of impending wind shifts. Set up to hunt both of the predicted winds and
you wonít have to move your blocks.
are in range when you can see their eyes or their feet.
only thing that will get your feet warm is ducks over your spread.
donít get decoy shy. They get hunter shy.
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.
until summer to go swimming. It is too cold now.
attention to the weather, the ducks do.
ducks decoy better on sunny days, because there are shadows which hide hunters
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.
blind is more important than your second bag of decoys.
hunting shallow water, walk through the decoys occasionally to muddy the water.
north wind sunny days, set up to hunt a cross wind to avoid looking into the
hunting with others set up a safe zone of fire and shoot only when ducks are in
at passing waterfowl is not hunting, it is shooting. Decoying waterfowl into
your spread and shooting ducks within 35 yards is hunting.
you canít use a duck call, donít.
it appears that you have missed a duck youíre shooting at, watch it until it is
out of sight. It still may fall.
birds immediately to avoid unnecessary loss.
days with little wind, place decoys where they will catch the slightest breeze.
your ducks separate from other huntersí and leave a head or wing attached until
you get home. It is the law.
well mannered dog is the first step towards a good retriever.
ducks are flaring from your spread, shoot the novice hunter, he is probably
looking at them.
shoot the egg layers.
is overrated. Youíll do more to increase your success by learning the habits of
you canít identify it, donít shoot it.
youíre not sure of the water depth, send your buddy first.
you place more emphasis on the duck hunting experience and less on killing a
limit, youíll enjoy yourself more often.
best hunters are the ones that decoy birds the closest.
the geese out in front of you at arms length when taking the post-hunt photos,
makes the geese look bigger.
best place for most huntersí calls is in their pocket.
sound of acorns hitting the water is better than any duck call made.
got to have wind to decoy ducks.
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.
marshes can have deep drainage ditches and potholes. Use caution around water
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