Some people are worried that those awesome days of DIY duck hunting are coming to an end. In those days, farmers would allow hunters to hunt their fields. However, they are pestered all fall by strangers who come to request permission to hunt without shaking hands. Well. Freelance North Dakota Duck Hunting is no longer easier than it was, but you can still do it. Here are the tips to help you. 

Camo cord

Nothing can beat natural vegetation for concealment in geese hunting. To hold the natural camouflage materials on your boat, you can use a cord available at a kayak store to line the edges, bow, and stern of your boat with parts of the cord well spaced and fasten them with 4 penny nails, pop rivets, and screws. Then, weave vegetation like cattails, cornstalks, or bulrushes between your cords to conceal the boat outline. If you weave them carefully, the material will stay in place during the Arkansas Spring Snow Goose Hunting process. 

Fighting ice

Forming open water holes in frozen lakes and marshes is an effective late-season Missouri Spring Snow Goose Hunting strategy. You can break the ice into larger solid parts that can be pushed under the nearby ice to form a clear and open hole. However, the ice might be too thin to form solid chunks and shatter into small pieces covering the water’s surface. This looks unnatural to the geese, and the floating ice might freeze again. A simple solution is to bring a large landing net. Once you break the ice, remove the water surface with the large net until you correct all the floating pieces. 

Staying late helps

Waterfowl and other snowbirds migrate with cold fronts to take advantage of the stronger tailwinds. On a good migration day, don’t leave early. The perfect hunting happens late in the morning when the migrating birds take a rest. 

Crossing over

While most waterfowl tend to hunt with the wind at their backs and the decoys set in front, this setup has some drawbacks. As the ducks get to the decoys, they’re facing the blind directly, making them detect movements by dogs and Alberta Duck Hunting Outfitters. Another drawback happens when shooting. On the first shot, the birds will flair downwind from you, and this makes the follow-up shots hard and increases the chances of clipping ducks.

To avoid this, you can position your spread such that ducks will decoy at the crossing angle to your blind. That makes the blind less conspicuous to decoying birds, and they are forced to move in front of the blind as they flair downwind from shooting. In most cases, your 2nd and 3rd shootings ate as closer than the first one. The crippled birds will fall within the range for a prompt follow-up finishing shot. 

Simple read

Most waterfowlers carry goose and duck loads with them to your blind. However, after repeated handling, the plastic cartridge’s printings can wear off or even become illegible, making it hard to tell the shot size that is in the shell. Use a black marker to write the shot size to avoid confusion. 

Clean call

With no periodic cleaning, all kinds of particles, such as tobacco, dirt, dead vegetation, and tobacco, can accumulate in the duck call. Here is how to keep your acrylic and plastic calls clean:

  • Remove the stopper from the call barrel gently
  • Place the stopper and barrel in a coffee cup or bowl and soak for 30 minutes in the mixture of mild soap and water.
  • Remove them and let them dry
  • Use dental floss or a dollar bill to remove the particles that might be remaining gently.
  • Reassemble the call