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Old 01-14-2011, 06:08 PM
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Me and my buddy went waterfowling this past weekend. We were hunting in Fauqier county Virginia along the rappahanock. We didn't see a single duck and only 1 goose. I thought it might have been because the majority of the ducks had already migrated past us. I was curious to see what the more experienced hunters in the area thought. ALso I bought a dozen grennhead decoys for $25 at my lacal dicks. I thought about getting a duck call, while they still have 20% of all hunting stuff, but then I thought maybe I should wait till I get a chance to hunt a couple more times. Just wondering what yall thought
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Old 01-15-2011, 03:28 AM
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I would buy more decoys and as many calls as you can, and head down to Wanchese.
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Old 01-18-2011, 04:56 PM
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some days you can be in the best spots and not see birds i wouldnt think they had migrated past you i know here in maryland were i hunt i see bird all year long and good numbers but i would get at least anothr dozen decoys i like to set two dozen. but i would also scout out the hunting area if their aint no birds flyin their it dont matter how many decoys you set you aint gonna see birds
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Old 01-19-2011, 04:17 AM
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GHG are definitely good buys. I personally like a DR85 for a call under $20. Duck hunting is an awesome thing, but remember, it's called "hunting" and not "killing" haha. Don't let bad hunting frustrate you!
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Old 01-20-2011, 04:55 PM
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Buy a call and practice with it. Scout for the birds and keep hunting.
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