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2020 first duck

Old 10-28-2020, 04:41 PM
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Got my first duck of 2020 today. Its an interesting story.

Was setting up decoys in the water, when I heard a LOT of water movement 100 yards to my left. I thought, "Is that another hunter?" I did a feeding call with my duck call to see if it was another hunter. No response. Then, more movement. Wings flapping on the water. I was like, "WHAT IS GOING ON OVER THERE?"

I snuck over quietly, and discovered it was a flock of 12 mallard ducks. I got as close as I could, and aimed for a greenhead.

Shot one missed the greenhead, but hit a female close to it. In my state you are allowed 7 ducks a day, but no more than 2 can be female mallards. After they started flying, I fired shots 2 and 3. Both missed.

I waded over carefully and retrieved the female I hit.

I was hoping to get a male, but its okay. I guess I need to practice my aim, though.

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Jared
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Old 10-31-2020, 03:19 PM
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well congrats, excitement can make many miss, it happens
best advice is, when shooting at them, try and think about lead on them, and stay as calm as you can, a rushed shot is more likely a miss, so taking more time to make sure your shouldering gun right and following thru on your lead at time of firing, even if a longer shot, , it tends to help more connect! than miss! IMO

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Old 10-31-2020, 03:22 PM
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Actually, I just got back from hunting again. I got my first male. Im in the middle of plucking it. I actually took your advice before you even gave it! I was working on staying calm, and I got him!

thatís funny. Well, thanks for the advice anyway.

I really appreciate it. Jared
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Old 10-31-2020, 04:33 PM
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well then congrats again to you on a male too!
and glad your getting more success each time out, keep up the good work!
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