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Old 01-12-2011, 09:53 PM
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I live in Texas what are the best supplies go as far as duck hunting goes? I need a new light fleece and a new set of 3.5mm waders in mat4 camo. What do ya"ll think i need to get? Any other thoughts are greatly appreciated!
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Old 01-12-2011, 10:14 PM
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license, shotgun...pond or lake legal to hunt...
if ya aint gotta pond, a blue tarp works wonders...100X100 or bigger...
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Old 01-13-2011, 02:35 AM
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Wing Supply or Macks Prairie Wings. Dot Coms of course
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Old 01-13-2011, 07:21 AM
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Old 01-13-2011, 08:49 AM
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A gun, some ammo, and a pond or river where waterfowl like to hang out. Nothing else is absolutely necessary. I have waterfowl hunted my entire life and have never owned a dog. Sure in some cases it might be helpful but is definitely not a necessity. Decoys are also another item that is not necessary. Yes I have decoys and use them in some situations, but there are many ocassions when I never set a decoy. Small ponds and river bends where ducks naturally hang out are great ambush points and if you are not real sure about decoy use and placement it is sometimes better off to just let them come in naturally. I would say the most important thing is a gun that you are comfortable with. Ammo that patterns well from that particular gun, scouting, and camoflague. You really need to pay attention to your camo, especially on the face. It does not need to be anything fancy or high tech, just blend in and keep that face covered. Don't shoot at waterfowl that is in water deeper than you can wade to or over dense vegetation. Pick up a call and a few decoys along the way and use trial and error. Making mistakes is a great way to learn what not to do. I also use a kayak in many, but not all situations. The kayak helps me get into some remote places and helps in retrieving downed birds, but again, not necessary. A few weeks prior to season begin scouting, hanging out by ponds and rivers, watching for waterfowl and listening to what they have to say. They will tell you what to say and when to say it. You might be surprised that most ducks are not nearly as vocal as most guys calling seem to think. Not that a lot of calling does not work but I tend to call sparingly and do quite well.
Hope this helps and good luck.
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Old 01-13-2011, 11:45 AM
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lots of scouting. i do my hunting in a field ducks circle to get to a pond a few hundred feet in the woods.That way no expensive duck gear is needed.I just use my deer hunting shotgun,and camo and hunt.
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Old 01-20-2011, 06:01 PM
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Keep it simple. You don't need to be a walkin talkin Cabela's magazine. Some times 2 decoy's work better than 2 dozen and sometimes calling will flare the birds no matter how perfect it may be. One thing I allways carry is a first aid kit.
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Old 01-22-2011, 07:42 PM
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waders,gun,steel shot,camo,license,calls can help if you know how nd wen to call, decoys
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Old 02-14-2011, 12:09 PM
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Well if ur a new hunter just have ur license and duck stamp shotgun waders some lead shot... What who said that lol don't shoot lead it's highly illegal I was making a joke. But get either 2-4 shot steel and pattern ur gun to see what shot patterns best. If u don't have ur own place go find a public hunting area with a larger creek or flooded timber area a pond or a lake or anywhere right off a river. The ducks will come in without decoys but get u a fairly nice call and start practicing.
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Old 03-03-2011, 05:58 PM
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It depends upon what type of waterfowl hunting you want to do. In recent years, we've found field hunting in picked small grain or corn fields very effective and a lot of fun, especially if you don't have a retrieving dog.
For this type of duck, goose hunting, scout the back roads in farm lands from about 3 pm to near sundown looking for numbers of geese and/or ducks feeding in picked grain or flying out following to where they land and feed. Mark the spot visually from 2 side alligning with power polls, signs. Then find and get permission from the land owner. Even sometimes posted land the landown might let you, if you are personable and ask.
You need a few Canada Goose shell decoys and a few silhouette goose decoys, some burlap to cover yourself with. Get out to the exact same spot you saw the field feeding geese / ducks the evening before light the next morning. Set up you decoys in family groups not to close and lay down among them covering up with burlap and any stubble around. Get you duck / goose calls read, lock n load. Give the birds enough calling to get them to commit to you but not to much. If you have a goose flag wave it when the birds are a long way off to get their attention, then put it down hidden. Expect ducks, usually will come in first nearly at first light. Geese usually within the first hour up to 11:00 am. Then pick up your spread and clean your birds. Do it over the next evening (scouting) for the next day's hunt!
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