Author Topic: Please criticize my duck hunt!  (Read 9802 times)

Offline jamesfromseattle

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Nov 2014
  • Posts: 514
  • Location: Seattle
Re: Please criticize my duck hunt!
« Reply #45 on: December 24, 2021, 09:59:42 AM »
I would try focusing on a specific area and trying that to either develop a place or then move on.  Scouting two counties in a morning isn't very effective as most of the inland places (quality sites) are good hunting for an hour or so after legal light.  Big water places can have birds moving longer during the day.
^^^ This

OP have you made a jerk string yet? A jerk string is very important and critical with a small spread. Jerk on it a bunch when the ducks aren't looking or far away, but stop jerking when they are close and looking. As if you were 15 and your mom....nevermind I think you get the point...On calm days I would rather hunt over 6 decoys on 2 jerk strings (3 on each), than I would over 5 dozen motionless decoys. Ducks see the movement of the dekes and the ripples on the water from the sky way better than calm water stagnant decoys. Or at least they are drawn to it better.

Yep, put the jerk string together and gave it a try. Seems to work well. Perhaps the most surprisingly inexpensive piece of outdoor equipment I have. Used a brick, an old bungee cord I found under the house, some zip ties, and the butt end of an ancient spool of mono. Only item requiring money was the zip ties.

Offline metlhead

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Feb 2014
  • Posts: 1355
  • Location: sw wa
Re: Please criticize my duck hunt!
« Reply #46 on: December 24, 2021, 10:06:06 AM »
Since you mentioned a brick, sumpin I've done with sucees for years was to grab rocks and other non-floaty junk nearby and make a pile. When birds swing, toss a few out for instant water movement.


* Advertisement

* Recent Topics

Didn't draw again 🤣 by BA Mongor
[Today at 02:35:35 PM]

Bearpaw Season - Spring 2024 by Twispriver
[Today at 02:35:32 PM]

2024 Special Permit Draw Results by geauxtigers
[Today at 02:32:45 PM]

WDFW Commission Cancels 2024 Special Permits by Chris57
[Today at 02:13:03 PM]

some special hunts results posted in the WDFW account by lazydrifter
[Today at 02:06:03 PM]

Cougar Tips by nicz
[Today at 01:51:14 PM]

Can not posses a rifle while bow hunting? by steeleywhopper
[Today at 01:47:55 PM]

Idaho moose, sheep, mountain goat by kentrek
[Today at 01:44:49 PM]

Broadhead weight by Dreaded Archer24
[Today at 01:38:39 PM]

One of the lucky ones- 108 Douglas Bull Moose by jae
[Today at 01:38:30 PM]

Limited Entry notification by nicz
[Today at 01:17:32 PM]

2024 Trips by dylanb
[Today at 01:02:04 PM]

3D Shoot in Eastern Washington? by DWAT
[Today at 12:44:09 PM]

Oregon results posted. by Trooper
[Today at 12:30:51 PM]

Garmin InReach Minis by meat_in_the_pot3
[Today at 11:45:18 AM]

MA10 launches by metlhead
[Today at 11:25:02 AM]

Idaho Special Permits (deer, elk, antelope) by jowings22
[Today at 11:18:50 AM]

SimplePortal 2.3.7 © 2008-2024, SimplePortal