Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
hogcaller10, scubacraig, redraider99JS, katnielcruz, Huse Knives
60397 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 77284
stxranchman 52092
RWH24 44568
rifleman 43774
BOBO the Clown 41081
BMD 40539
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 33682
bill oxner 32547
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 30552
facebook
Forum Stats
60397 Members
45 Forums
475422 Topics
6236899 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Topic Options
#5484190 - 12/17/14 05:20 PM Tank hunting.
coonie Offline


Registered: 07/16/09
Posts: 334
Have a lease wth five small dirt tanks. Have been seeing ten to fifty ducks on each. If you set up on a tank before day light can you decoy the ducks in? Or do you have to wait until shooting hours and jump shoot each tank?

Top
#5484200 - 12/17/14 05:25 PM Re: Tank hunting. [Re: coonie]
TXPride Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 12/11/07
Posts: 1876
Loc: Lost
You bet you can decoy them.

But I wouldn't unless it had at least 20-30 on it. Anything less, it might be better to jump shoot.
_________________________

Top
#5484401 - 12/17/14 06:47 PM Re: Tank hunting. [Re: coonie]
FWBanger Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 11/13/09
Posts: 467
Loc: DFW
There's few things more fun than getting ducks to decoy. I hunt one of two tanks on my place and decoy ducks into decoys when possible. If they land on the other tank and I'm not getting any more takers then I'll stroll to the other tank and give them a shot.
_________________________

Top
#5484665 - 12/17/14 08:56 PM Re: Tank hunting. [Re: coonie]
nacgoat08 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 03/10/11
Posts: 415
Loc: Miserableplex, Texas
I like to set up on tanks that you cant jump and hunt them first. You betcha they will decoy! Then, if you still have a few birds to kill, you can go around and jump tanks.
_________________________
Things that fly turn me on.

Top
#5484681 - 12/17/14 09:03 PM Re: Tank hunting. [Re: coonie]
coonie Offline


Registered: 07/16/09
Posts: 334
Thanks for info

Top
#5485793 - 12/18/14 12:05 PM Re: Tank hunting. [Re: coonie]
jskin Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 11/12/09
Posts: 5260
Loc: McKinney/Van Alstyne
I hunt a few small tanks and usually only put out 3-4 decoys. I've never put out a bigger spread. Might not hurt!
_________________________
"While we are postponing, life speeds by"


Top
#5486093 - 12/18/14 02:58 PM Re: Tank hunting. [Re: coonie]
Doughboy Offline


Registered: 07/29/09
Posts: 200
Usually put 6 or 10 out

Top
#5486211 - 12/18/14 04:08 PM Re: Tank hunting. [Re: Doughboy]
Gdogg Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 02/04/05
Posts: 4557
Loc: Liberty Hill
If those tanks have not been hunted, as long as you are still and covered up they won't know what hit them. Do not overdue the decoys since they already want to be there. Try to find the tank you think would be the most successful and try to duplicate the spread the way it was when you scouted. Make sure the wind is at your back and do not put the decoys to close where you are hunting from.

Top
#5486332 - 12/18/14 05:17 PM Re: Tank hunting. [Re: Gdogg]
brazosboyt Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 05/09/11
Posts: 1675
If it's a small tank with no cover, get on the downwind side to set up and put your decs on the upwind side. This way the birds are not looking at you when They approach. It's the opposite of the norm but works great. We are doing it sat.

Top
#5486346 - 12/18/14 05:24 PM Re: Tank hunting. [Re: coonie]
BradyBuck Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/18/07
Posts: 5115
Loc: Abilene, TX
I'll put out 6 or so decoys. They don't really matter until later in the morning. Ducks coming in early are coming in regardless but I've noticed later in the morning they are more likely to make a few circles over head before committing. Plus they are expecting ducks to be on the water and you've kept everything off the water.

I don't like tank jumping. The best thing about duck hunting is hearing them and watching them come in.


Edited by BradyBuck (12/18/14 05:25 PM)
_________________________
www.fromfieldtoplate.com
www.honest-food.net

32 - BWT
11 - GWT
2 - Black Bellied Whistlers
10 - Gaddies
1 - Mallard
1 - Pintail

Top
#5486363 - 12/18/14 05:32 PM Re: Tank hunting. [Re: BradyBuck]
Guy Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 12/06/05
Posts: 25721
Loc: Lake X
I would not jump shoot them, get there early, shoot them in the face comming in. If you are lucky, they come in pairs, you can shoot first 6 that come in, you get out of there and the 9 others get there and stay, and you can shoot them the next day. Jump them, you will be lucky to get 3, the other 12 will fly off probably never to return again.

Top
#5486543 - 12/18/14 07:18 PM Re: Tank hunting. [Re: coonie]
coonie Offline


Registered: 07/16/09
Posts: 334
Great info.

Top



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide