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I'm new to all this hunting birds and stuff. I've been dove hunting a few times these last 2 years. But I want to duck hunt. I have all the equipment, other than decoys and a boat, which I was planning on just walking in and hunting off the shore. Now my questions are, where can I pick up the duck stamps? When's duck season? And where can I hunt? ( I've been told southern end of Utah lake, and Farmington bay) I live about 45 min north of Utah lake. Anything helps! Thanks
 

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Walmart for stamp.Oct 3rd opener. Don't go opening weekend its a zoo.Welcome to the forum!!
 

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While you are at walmart getting the duck stamp grab a waterfowl proclamation and give it a good read, that will help with a lot of your questions. If you can't get a proclamation at walmart they have them in PDF form online. Make sure you pay attention to the bag limit, species ID, and season dates as certain species of duck and geese aren't always in season while others are. Good luck!
 

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Buy a duck call, go on youtube and practice calling. Cazador is right to advise learning duck identification and bag limits. Go out and shoot trap or clays and become one with your gun. Good calling and straight shooting will get you a very long way.

I took one of my Mexican workers on a hunt several years ago. This kid helps with the setting up and tearing down of our hunting ranch; fixing the stand up blinds, putting decoys out, and doing water control. He really wanted to hunt so I loaned him a gun and some shells and took him for a trap shoot three different times. Kid is a natural. Shoots as well as I do, and I've been crackin' ducks for 50 years! He limited on 2 sprig and 5 drake mallard first time out. Perfect California limit...all drakes.

I got him a Zink call and dvd kit which he plays in his Honda on the way to work. Three seasons later, he is killing limits of big ducks, calling better than ever , and is totally addicted to duck hunting. I'm proud to have initiated another duck hunter to our awesome sport.

Everyone should try it a few times.
 

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I'm new to all this hunting birds and stuff. I've been dove hunting a few times these last 2 years. But I want to duck hunt. I have all the equipment, other than decoys and a boat, which I was planning on just walking in and hunting off the shore. Now my questions are, where can I pick up the duck stamps? When's duck season? And where can I hunt? ( I've been told southern end of Utah lake, and Farmington bay) I live about 45 min north of Utah lake. Anything helps! Thanks
Get some waders.
Never shoot somthing you cannot retrieve.
80 yards is way to far of a shot
Pack out your trash
Do not set up 20 yards from someone else.
All of these things you would learn by watch people on the opener.

Best advise I have go to the wma's and walk around them learn some spots the farther you walk the less people there will be
And learn how to call and when not to.
 

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Learn how to play the Star Spangled Banner or some Chuck Mangione on your duck call so when someone does set up in front of you, you can pass the time until they fail and leave.

I started hunting waterfowl last year. My biggest failure was not getting familiar with how much I needed to lead ducks and geese, the second was letting them see my face on the way in. When they see your face they gain altitude immediately. Either avoid looking fully at them until shooting or wear a face mask/paint. (Paint sucks)
 

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Just watch and do as they do on duck dynasty. You will be a pro long before you ever hit the marsh. Make sure your beard is huge too. That should get you into a zillion birds. Good luck and have fun.
 

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Just watch and do as they do on duck dynasty. You will be a pro long before you ever hit the marsh. Make sure your beard is huge too. That should get you into a zillion birds. Good luck and have fun.
Yeah because all people from Louisiana are great duck hunters and everything you see on TV is absolutely truthful and real, especially when it comes to duck dynasty. :mrgreen:
 
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