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Old 09-03-2010, 02:30 PM
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I've gone down to my undershorts in COLD water to swim after a duck. I'm not about to let a dead duck float away.
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Old 09-03-2010, 05:31 PM
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Here is what I use when I'm puddle jumping;

Still have to use the wind and/or the tide................


BTW - the fishing pole does work also.

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Old 09-07-2010, 02:24 PM
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If you have access to ponds ducks frequent, it should not be too difficult to team up with a duck hunter who would love to have access to ponds where ducks frequent that has a retriever. Just make certain that they understand the only access is with you along.
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Old 09-10-2010, 04:38 PM
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I meet a guy who took a remote control jet-sky removed the top cut a decoy in haft and put the top half on to the remote control jet-sky he then took a small plastic basket cut the side off and them zip tides it to the decoy he use;s this to retrieve his duck and even shells on the lake he hunts works grate i was thinking of doing this my self
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Old 09-14-2010, 07:43 AM
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i second what vermont hunter said. for example, i hunt without a dog and when i dont have a boat i simply carry a fishing pole with a shallow diving topwater lure. works like a charm for snaggin the birds. just make sho ya conceal the pole real good
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Old 09-19-2010, 02:40 PM
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We bring an inter tube that you would use to go sledding with or use in a pool. Doesn't keep you 100% dry but if you have good boots and gloves then you should be in good shape. If you hunt with a buddy have him bring one of the floaties that the girls layout on, its good for putting multiple ducks or geese on.
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Old 10-14-2010, 04:50 PM
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I have duck hunted in the past with no dog to get the ducks. I hunt in small farm ponds so some are shallow and a boat is not an option. I now have a dog but before that, I would carry a fishing rod with a lure with several hooks on it in the hunting vehicle. This worked for me everytime. Just throw it over the duck and careful snag or drag the duck to you
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Old 10-15-2010, 09:37 AM
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I don't have a dog either... well i do, but he's still got a little work to go... so as of now i dont use a dog. and as everyone has said, fishing pole with some treble hooks, i usually throw a bobber on and let the hooks fall about 8inches below the bobber.

or just get some waders and walk out to them.
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Old 10-16-2010, 08:39 PM
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We have had to throw rocks in the water and let the ripples push the duck to the side of the pond. Works really well but takes a little time. Will help your pitchin arm out alot.
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Old 10-17-2010, 03:51 AM
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Is it that your mother won't let you have a dog, or is it she doesn't want or have the $$ for a good dog ? If it is the latter, you can find a dog for little or nothing often times at either a local shelter, thru classifieds in the paper or on the net for little or nothing. When I was in high school, I had two labs that I got that way, and both turned out to be great dogs for waterfowl.
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