Location is everything.. I notice in my areas that the ducks still hang out in the same areas as they did before the freeze. thats due to moving current out in those area. It may not be a lot but you'd be surprised how small of a pocket 1000 birds can sit on. Yesterday, I walked past what little open water their was and I broke a hole open to set up decoys because that area was closer to where the birds wanted to be. If you break ice, break it in big chunks because its easier to clear. Push it under the ice, not on top of the ice and clear out as much free floating Ice that you can.. you want to get as natural look as you can. lots of guys overlook that concept. my opinion, the most important thing other than location is HIDE! People can tell you all they want how ducks are stupid but, they aren't. Especially in smaller flocks. I hide very well, then when I see birds I crouch down as low as I can.Would you mind throwing me a bone. Going to try to get out tomorrow but worried about open water at marshes. Any hints. Been working 24/7 lately and have not had time to scout.
Thanks bigbull, I'm going to get you out again. It was just Crap when we went. now its that time of the year when I start changing up my methods. I just got to re-calibrate then we'll get back on them.Nice shoot goose! You definitely put more work into getting your birds than a lot of big game hunters I see. You earn them buddy!!
Nothing wrong with a bike hunt. Pretty easy, really, unless you're towing something.Thanks bigbull, I'm going to get you out again. It was just Crap when we went. now its that time of the year when I start changing up my methods. I just got to re-calibrate then we'll get back on them.
This spot in the picture is done for the year unless you want to ride a bike but, I don't know if my azz is up for a dike bike ride. We'll see what I can turn up