Husker, what are you looking for help with? are you wanting someone to take you out? are you asking where to go,what equipment you need? Not sure what"jump pond hunting is.Out here we usually set up deeks on a marsh or lake or we jump shoot streams and beaver ponds.
We are looking for places to hunt.I picked up a book access to wildlife lands.Looks to me everything is up north of great salt lake or cache county.Just asking for few pointers on best areas and would love to go out.Pond jumping is scoping ponds from road and sneaking up and jump shoot. Mostly small nebraska farm ponds.
I am new to duck hunting in Utah as well and asked almost the same question. If you would like to go to this thread and read the responses that I got from my questions, it might help. I live in Sandy as well.
looks like you have been told about farmington bay and how its a zoo....Well I have had some great shoots there even on weekends lots and lots of people hunt there, but it is huge and if you are willing to get off the dikes and hike a bit you can find some ducks.Also a little further north you have howard slough P.M me and I can send you in the right direction there.I will mostly hunt utah lake this year and if you want to we could get out there toghther.
If the water level makes Utah lake wadeable, it can be very good for surprising birds and "jumpshooting" them while they loaf on the edges of the tules. I hunted like that for a couple years before I wound up getting dekes and actually setting up somewhere. Also, Zeke is right about Farmington. If you don't mind walking the canals and dike systems, you can definitely do something similar to your jump pond shooting by glassing the water, or the canal and then putting a sneak on the birds. This might serve you well when it starts icing up a little bit too. I'm not sure how well it will work on some of the other WMAs but I'd guess they're pretty much all walkable. 8)
The best places to do some good hunting are out on the bird refuge out in brigham city it seems if you can find a little open water that is not frozen you can have some great shoot outs. Same thing goes out on places like farmington bay ogden bay as well. Good luck .
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