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#5402032 - 11/05/14 10:42 PM Newbie question
aquaholic1822 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 07/30/13
Posts: 94
Alright guys, I am about as green as it gets when it comes to bird hunting. I was fortunate enough to dove hunt this year for the first time and I fell in love with it. Bird hunting has always interested me way more than deer hunting.

Now I have the opportunity to duck hunt this season and I was hoping you guys could give me some good ol starter tips. Not looking on locations or anything just stuff to get started.

I have an A300 for my gun. All i know about ammo is I should probably be shooting 3 inch non lead shells, I think 4 shot? (just an assumption from reading here). I need some cold weather camo since all i have is stuff from dove season. I looked at academy the other night and picked some stuff out i think will work. I don't have any details on if ill need waders or anything, if i can go without buying them I will, just to save on cost.

I know what the common ducks are, mallards, teal, wood ducks...I semi know what they look like when flying (especially mallards) since i watch the sky a lot more now when I'm fishing. Do you have a website or link to anything that shows duck ID? I looked on TPWD earlier today and couldn't really find anything other than geese and cranes...

Sorry for the long random post, just looking for some help fellas!

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#5402038 - 11/05/14 10:49 PM Re: Newbie question [Re: aquaholic1822]
tjhook Offline
Tracker

Registered: 07/08/12
Posts: 641
Loc: Ft Worth
Are you on TFF with the same name dam near

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#5402039 - 11/05/14 10:52 PM Re: Newbie question [Re: aquaholic1822]
Duck_Hunter Online   content
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 10/30/14
Posts: 3378
Ducks.org has waterfowl ID. If you have a smart phone, they have a pretty great app with waterfowl ID, also.
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#5402041 - 11/05/14 10:57 PM Re: Newbie question [Re: tjhook]
aquaholic1822 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 07/30/13
Posts: 94
Originally Posted By: tjhook
Are you on TFF with the same name dam near


no sir...different lee haha

but i am on the tff, i was born a with a rod in hand, hope to die the same

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#5402088 - 11/05/14 11:49 PM Re: Newbie question [Re: aquaholic1822]
Cody Malone Offline
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Registered: 12/15/08
Posts: 11276
Loc: My Lake in Tx
I know a thing or two if ya wanna give me a call to discuss in detail. I will try to sell ya on a guided trip but it's just my nature. I won't be pushy about it just nudge ya a time or twenty jk
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#5402244 - 11/06/14 06:41 AM Re: Newbie question [Re: Cody Malone]
johnboy91 Offline
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Registered: 11/05/12
Posts: 243
Is like to know about guided hunt Cody Malone
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#5402271 - 11/06/14 06:59 AM Re: Newbie question [Re: aquaholic1822]
Starett Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 11/10/09
Posts: 96
Loc: anahuac/huntsville
Do you have a smart phone there are a bunch of apps for duck id i have it on my phone so i can use it in the feild BEFORE i shoot the duck.

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#5402275 - 11/06/14 07:07 AM Re: Newbie question [Re: Duck_Hunter]
DuckCoach1985 Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 10/09/13
Posts: 1413
Loc: SMTX
Originally Posted By: Duck_Hunter
Ducks.org has waterfowl ID. If you have a smart phone, they have a pretty great app with waterfowl ID, also.
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#5402282 - 11/06/14 07:14 AM Re: Newbie question [Re: aquaholic1822]
Jeff Elder Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 01/09/08
Posts: 6203
Loc: Weatherford/Albany / Matagorda...
Just shoot it and ground check it. If you still don't know what you shot post it on here. These hall monitors over here would be glad to help and share with friendly conversation over the deceased fowl
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#5402375 - 11/06/14 08:01 AM Re: Newbie question [Re: Cody Malone]
Streater Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 09/15/04
Posts: 430
Loc: Lake X, Texas
Originally Posted By: Cody Malone
I know a thing or two if ya wanna give me a call to discuss in detail. I will try to sell ya on a guided trip but it's just my nature. I won't be pushy about it just nudge ya a time or twenty jk


Lee, you should let this dude sell you a hunt or two.

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#5402598 - 11/06/14 09:29 AM Re: Newbie question [Re: aquaholic1822]
bobcatt Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 12/11/05
Posts: 409
Loc: San Angelo, TX
if you aren't comfortable with ID, or have bad light conditions, it's always helpful to know you can legally kill one of anything, and 2 of most. If you ground check a mottle or canvasback, you have to make sure that's what you're not seeing next time. same with mallard hens, reds, etc when you get 2... Lots of Texas guys watch redheads and pintails fly by after they have 2 in the bag.
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#5402652 - 11/06/14 09:48 AM Re: Newbie question [Re: bobcatt]
SpoonPlatoon Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 02/24/07
Posts: 7899
Loc: Palestine
Originally Posted By: bobcatt
if you aren't comfortable with ID, or have bad light conditions, it's always helpful to know you can legally kill one of anything, and 2 of most. If you ground check a mottle or canvasback, you have to make sure that's what you're not seeing next time. same with mallard hens, reds, etc when you get 2... Lots of Texas guys watch redheads and pintails fly by after they have 2 in the bag.


This is what I did when I had just begun. I would watch them fly in shoot two and ground check, if it was ducks that you could shoot six of then I would shoot two more.
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#5403412 - 11/06/14 02:58 PM Re: Newbie question [Re: aquaholic1822]
Astater Offline
Tracker

Registered: 06/10/11
Posts: 606
Loc: Forney, TX
download the DU app for your phone. It's what you need.
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#5403428 - 11/06/14 03:06 PM Re: Newbie question [Re: aquaholic1822]
LuckyDucker Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 01/04/05
Posts: 1479
Hmm, never met a duck hunter that didn't need waders... I think some people would call those "clients". wink

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#5403918 - 11/06/14 07:40 PM Re: Newbie question [Re: aquaholic1822]
brennansgrandpa Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 11/14/10
Posts: 32
So, Lee is now going to become a Duck hunter. I love it Lee.... enjoy your posts on the forum, the guy's here are in for a treat! Lee is a great guy from all I have seen! Give him a warm welcome.

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