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#5379714 - 10/25/14 08:49 PM New to duck hunting questions?
pervis Offline
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Registered: 09/26/14
Posts: 556
OK so I'm new to duck hunting for this year. So take it easy guys. I've mainly just shot dove most of my life.

Questions....
1. I've heard about only being able to shoot ducks till noon..I can't find anywhere on the texas parks and wildlife website that says that.

2. Can u shoot teal during duck season? I shot a few teal during early teal season but can you still shoot teal during duck season?

3. Since the limit is 6 birds and a combo of species what is a hen?

4. Thanks for bearing w me. Hopefully you guys can shed some insight to my questions. I'm Sure il have more. Thanks again

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#5379762 - 10/25/14 09:13 PM Re: New to duck hunting questions? [Re: pervis]
#Hayraker Offline
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Registered: 01/19/08
Posts: 11669
Loc: Texas
1. Only on certain public areas
2. Yes
3. A female duck
4. Your welcome
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#5379785 - 10/25/14 09:26 PM Re: New to duck hunting questions? [Re: pervis]
_Scooter_ Offline
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Registered: 09/06/08
Posts: 1661
Loc: NoDux, Texas
Does TPWD offer a waterfowl identification course???
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#5380055 - 10/26/14 07:34 AM Re: New to duck hunting questions? [Re: pervis]
JT Evans Offline
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Registered: 08/21/07
Posts: 175
Loc: Arlington, TX
Pervis this web site will give you some good info. Look for the duck identification link on the right side.

http://www.flyways.us/
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#5380078 - 10/26/14 07:51 AM Re: New to duck hunting questions? [Re: pervis]
pervis Offline
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Registered: 09/26/14
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Thanks guys for the answers. Yeah I've been watching ducks fly during dove season in order to help myself begin to identify them. This forum has been really helpful.

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#5382423 - 10/27/14 12:54 PM Re: New to duck hunting questions? [Re: pervis]
WatersFowler Offline
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Registered: 08/19/12
Posts: 207
Loc: Melissa, TX
The best way to learn about duck ID is to go out and shoot a bunch of ducks, then take them to the game warden for him to help you out. They are great at identifying them and will really teach you a lesson! LOL

Just having some fun with you. You are doing right by asking questions.
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#5382521 - 10/27/14 01:48 PM Re: New to duck hunting questions? [Re: pervis]
DuckCoach1985 Offline
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Download the DU app.. they have a waterfowl ID tool you can look at anywhere without internet.

I've also spent a lot of time googling pictures and videos of different ducks to get a better idea of what they look like in flight and on the water.

The best way to learn is experience. Take a good pair of binoculars to the duck blind and make sure you know what you're shooting at! You'll learn soon enough.

Hayraker's answers are all correct.
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#5382852 - 10/27/14 04:09 PM Re: New to duck hunting questions? [Re: DuckCoach1985]
Astater Offline
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Registered: 06/10/11
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Loc: Forney, TX
Originally Posted By: DuckCoach1985
Download the DU app.. they have a waterfowl ID tool you can look at anywhere without internet.

I've also spent a lot of time googling pictures and videos of different ducks to get a better idea of what they look like in flight and on the water.

The best way to learn is experience. Take a good pair of binoculars to the duck blind and make sure you know what you're shooting at! You'll learn soon enough.

Hayraker's answers are all correct.
This. Not putting you down or anything but my 5 year old used this app for a kindergarten project and blew the whole school away. Kid can identify 20 species of ducks...drake or hen. He get's mixed up occasionally on the tough ones but he used this app for 90% of his education. Pics, sounds and details of the species. Great tool. It also has a legal shooting time (LST) that's based on GPS, so you're good on that as well.
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#5382891 - 10/27/14 04:23 PM Re: New to duck hunting questions? [Re: pervis]
LarryCopper Offline
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Registered: 11/16/07
Posts: 3727
Loc: The Great State
That hard part is being able to identify them at a distance when they're coming in by sight and sound. Identifying them after the shot just lets ya know if you need to mud stomp it. Not good, only experience will help ya there. Try to find somebody to hunt with that can help ya tell the differences before the shot and point them out. God knows if I weren't around my brother would unintentionally shoot 6 blue bills.
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#5383236 - 10/27/14 07:35 PM Re: New to duck hunting questions? [Re: Astater]
Fooshman Offline
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Registered: 07/26/06
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Loc: Black Dog, Texas
Originally Posted By: Astater
It also has a legal shooting time (LST) that's based on GPS, so you're good on that as well.


If only everyone had this embedded into their heads.


I started off by ground checking them. I'd shoot a bird and look it up in my little booklet and continue. Never had a problem.
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#5383246 - 10/27/14 07:39 PM Re: New to duck hunting questions? [Re: #Hayraker]
Gdogg Offline
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Registered: 02/04/05
Posts: 4557
Loc: Liberty Hill
Originally Posted By: Hayraker
1. Only on certain public areas
2. Yes
3. A female duck
4. Your welcome




clap

Reminds me of Uncle Buck when the kid was giving him the 3rd degree and asking all those questions.

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#5383372 - 10/27/14 08:23 PM Re: New to duck hunting questions? [Re: pervis]
pervis Offline
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Registered: 09/26/14
Posts: 556
OK so here's a pic from tonight.
Keep in mind the camera on my phone makes em look farther away than what they really are.

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#5383376 - 10/27/14 08:24 PM Re: New to duck hunting questions? [Re: pervis]
pervis Offline
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Registered: 09/26/14
Posts: 556
They came over honking. Thanks guys for the suggestions and input!

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#5383506 - 10/27/14 09:12 PM Re: New to duck hunting questions? [Re: pervis]
Merican Duck Hunter Offline
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Registered: 10/24/13
Posts: 1762
Loc: In the Layout
those geese are tricky! be sure to only pick out the drakes to shoot!
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#5383537 - 10/27/14 09:20 PM Re: New to duck hunting questions? [Re: Merican Duck Hunter]
Gdogg Offline
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Registered: 02/04/05
Posts: 4557
Loc: Liberty Hill
Originally Posted By: Merican Duck Hunter
those geese are tricky! be sure to only pick out the drakes to shoot!


Tell us your trick to identify Mr Goose so quickly.

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