- Apr 3, 2018
Would carrying a 10 gauge loaded with T shot and a 35 inch barrel enable me to extend my range without being considered a skybuster?
I was watching a Bob Gardener video and trying to copy the ones he was doing with the 6 in 1. Was having a hard time with the mallard call and then set it down for awhile after many failed attempts and came back later and was able to get it out. Earlier when I was practicing I went out on the patio when I was done and had called in the crows, a few of them came in real close, probably looking for the dying duck.Merced NWR...25 and your done.
40 yds sounds easy enough, but when you have a "high" sky...They can look closer than they are...Error on the side of less than 40...Another way to get some judgement is walk out and put up a stick at 40 yds...It gives you some perspective of the distance...I almost always have my range finder with me...Decoys are set normally around 30 yds out.
Most ducks decoy to their own species...Hence, late in the season, I use drakes with a lone hen in different bunches...Mating rituals are in full bloom right now.
ps...Jeremy...You can get a wood duck screech out of a 6-1?
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I wouldn’t worry too much about mallard behavior when throwing out your decoys, the only reason I throw out six mallard decoys is because I won them at a raffle, if i had not I would probably have some shovelers, gadwalls, or additional pintails in their place in addition to the six pintails and six wigeons that I currently throw out. I’ve only seen mallards at san jacinto a couple times, although a few get shot every day so it is possible.I was watching a Bob Gardener video and trying to copy the ones he was doing with the 6 in 1. Was having a hard time with the mallard call and then set it down for awhile after many failed attempts and came back later and was able to get it out. Earlier when I was practicing I went out on the patio when I was done and had called in the crows, a few of them came in real close, probably looking for the dying duck.
I was making more wire rigging for the rest of the decoys and paired them up this time instead of having a bunch of individuals. I made a few mallard couples, and then have some bachelor sets and some bachelorette sets. I was reading they will start pairing up before and during migration but was not sure if actual drakes tolerate each other or if they act more like turkeys and run each other off.
I also have 6 pintail drakes I am going to run in a line and run a string into my blind to hopefully be able to give them a little movement. I was going to put the pintails out separated from the mallards, but wondered if different species interact in real life or keep mostly seperated? I had a mixed bag thrown out last time but going to try a different strategy this time on their placement.
Yes they are cheaper but on the downside for us SoCal hunters, they are much hotter.G',
There's really no cheap hunting waders (under a 100)...Shop around...Neo's are MUCH cheaper than breathable's normally...For as much as you go, get boot foot neoprene...Very useable for fishing too...2 cents
Ron,Yes they are cheaper but on the downside for us SoCal hunters, they are much hotter.
I have always bought boots that are one size smaller than what I wear...The newer breathable boots flex too...More snug fit on the foot.How do you guys that hunt in bootfoot waders deal with your boots sticking in the mud and having your feet slip out? I hunted with bootfoot waders for two years and the solution i found was to put velcro straps around the ankles, but that caused the ankles of the boots to be folded over which led to them eventually leaking. This year I went to stockingfoot waders and so far after two trips this year they’ve been staying on my feet real well.