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Old 12-07-2017, 06:52 PM   #1
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what would be your preferred area be to set up at I'm thing 2 but would like to hear your idea


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Old 12-07-2017, 07:03 PM   #2
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Set up where the birds are. Really. Go scout and set up on them the next day.
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Old 12-07-2017, 07:06 PM   #3
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If I was showing up in the dark I would just sit on shore and watch and once I saw the first group cup up and pile in Id go throw about 2 dozen blocks in that area and hunt. Gotta put your blocks where they want to be.
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Old 12-07-2017, 07:07 PM   #4
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Set up where the birds are. Really. Go scout and set up on them the next day.
X2
If you can't north of the one
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Old 12-07-2017, 07:08 PM   #5
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If I had to throw blocks and hunt I would probably throw on the point between 1 and 3.
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Old 12-07-2017, 07:10 PM   #6
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I was there a few weeks ago mid day buts that's it going there before the hunt is not it option because of work


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Old 12-07-2017, 07:12 PM   #7
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They’ll work into the wind. If they’re coming in there, I’d set up with that in mind and blast away. Should be fish in a barrel if they’re using in there.
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Old 12-07-2017, 07:13 PM   #8
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where were the birds when you were there. That's where you need to try and be more than likely. They will be on ponds and lakes for food sources.
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Old 12-07-2017, 07:18 PM   #9
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where were the birds when you were there. That's where you need to try and be more than likely. They will be on ponds and lakes for food sources.


Most of theme where in 2


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Old 12-07-2017, 07:21 PM   #10
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Find the X, and set up there.


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Old 12-07-2017, 07:26 PM   #11
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Set up where the birds are. Really. Go scout and set up on them the next day.
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Old 12-07-2017, 07:38 PM   #12
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What direction was the wind that way?

Typically they will coming in and land into the wind. So, it should be at your back.

But like everyone said, where to the birds want to be?

That's the "X" and that is where you want them to set up.

Can you hide pretty good at spot #2?
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Old 12-07-2017, 07:47 PM   #13
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Looks like you could setup on that little island just east of 2. Put a good wall of decoys upwind and setup facing NW. Left to right shots with the sun somewhat at your back. All those directions are assuming that map is true north.

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Old 12-07-2017, 08:06 PM   #14
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Wind isn't that big of a deal on small water. Have to hunt where you can hide. I'd find the best cover possible, hide really well, and adjust decoys to pull them in good range. Err on the side of hunting with the rising sun at your back... it helps hide you in shadows.
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Old 12-07-2017, 08:08 PM   #15
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What direction was the wind that way?



Typically they will coming in and land into the wind. So, it should be at your back.



But like everyone said, where to the birds want to be?



That's the "X" and that is where you want them to set up.



Can you hide pretty good at spot #2?


Yea I think I we should have some good cover there think that's where we will start if the birds are using someplace else will move


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Old 12-07-2017, 08:19 PM   #16
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Looks like you could setup on that little island just east of 2. Put a good wall of decoys upwind and setup facing NW. Left to right shots with the sun somewhat at your back. All those directions are assuming that map is true north.

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Yep. That little island would be my choice. Thin strip of land provides some calmer water on one side. I'd set 2 groups of decoys with the island area and me in the center, upwind. It's a good high visibility spot and favorable to shoot them in the face.

Wind and sun are the two big factors. Wind is somewhat flexible, you can shoot them in the side or face. But you cannot shoot into the sun and hit anything.

Hunt it once in that spot, then if you see a spot the ducks want to be in and prefer, start hunting it. Go ahead and get out there and hunt but gather information as you do.
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Old 12-07-2017, 09:01 PM   #17
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Depending on how hard the wind is, if it blowing from the north, I'd be between 3&4 on the big point. Go about 15 yards to the north of you with a long wad of decoys going about 50 yards out. Everything lease stack a few in front and pile them up to the south staying close
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Old 12-07-2017, 09:08 PM   #18
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Old 12-07-2017, 09:34 PM   #19
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No scale on your image so I'd fill in 1 and 2 w decoys and set up on the point between them
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Old 12-07-2017, 09:59 PM   #20
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This. If had to set up some place with out scouting, you can't beat a point with a cross wind.
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:23 PM   #21
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Set up where the birds are. Really. Go scout and set up on them the next day.
This. Go see where the birds are in the evening and set up there in the morning as long as the wind is the same.
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:28 PM   #22
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:47 PM   #23
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Go with where you saw them. They know where they like to be.
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Old 12-08-2017, 12:23 AM   #24
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This. If had to set up some place with out scouting, you can't beat a point with a cross wind.
Which is why that island to the east of 2 would be perfect, especially if that's where he saw ducks sitting before.

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