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#5499518 - 12/25/14 05:01 PM Snobs!
Wood Duck Offline
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Registered: 02/06/13
Posts: 87
Loc: NTX
The mallards on our place have gotten down right upity! We have had a lot of working birds that just ease off with not Interest in our spread. Any ideas?

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#5499526 - 12/25/14 05:10 PM Re: Snobs! [Re: Wood Duck]
JRR Offline
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Registered: 01/05/05
Posts: 360
Loc: Collinsville, Tx
Sky bust them or shoot early !!

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#5499532 - 12/25/14 05:19 PM Re: Snobs! [Re: Wood Duck]
REQ Offline
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Registered: 03/25/10
Posts: 288
Reduce decoys and hide

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#5499548 - 12/25/14 05:32 PM Re: Snobs! [Re: REQ]
LarryCopper Offline
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Registered: 11/16/07
Posts: 3728
Loc: The Great State
Originally Posted By: REQ
Reduce decoys and hide


THIS, and add a jerk rig.
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#5499591 - 12/25/14 06:08 PM Re: Snobs! [Re: Wood Duck]
Wood Duck Offline
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Registered: 02/06/13
Posts: 87
Loc: NTX
the trick is we are hunting a new stock tank that has flooded into some grass. Sheet water is great, but hiding is a trick. We are adjusting our layout blind placement and working on our aim for now. I'm considering using only a jerk rig with a spreader and 4-6 decoys. It is fun to have birds and working to try and outsmart them. I am an experienced hunter, but they are professional ducks.

We will keep you posted.

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#5499637 - 12/25/14 06:34 PM Re: Snobs! [Re: Wood Duck]
REQ Offline
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Registered: 03/25/10
Posts: 288
If there are trees or you can set up in the shade that usually helps IME. Also I have found that big ducks like goose floaters. I will set them up in the open water then a few duck decoys closer to the bank usually.

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#5499692 - 12/25/14 07:15 PM Re: Snobs! [Re: LarryCopper]
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Loc: Abilene or on the road...
Originally Posted By: LarryCopper
Originally Posted By: REQ
Reduce decoys and hide


THIS, and add a jerk rig.
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#5500447 - 12/26/14 10:59 AM Re: Snobs! [Re: Wood Duck]
kindall Offline


Registered: 08/01/09
Posts: 3768
Loc: Spring, Tx
Jerk rig is the ticket.
Also add some vegetation to your blind. Whatever is growing around you will help you blend in.
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#5500459 - 12/26/14 11:05 AM Re: Snobs! [Re: Wood Duck]
Aggieduck Offline
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Registered: 07/27/10
Posts: 2283
Loc: TX
Try a jerk cord
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#5500514 - 12/26/14 11:35 AM Re: Snobs! [Re: Wood Duck]
Esh and Hattie Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 01/05/14
Posts: 310
Loc: N Texas
I must jerk it wrong, made a jerk string this year and have noticed 0 difference helping ducks into the decoys. Either they want to be there or they don't it seems. I hunt public that gets pressured a ton, and no one else uses one, figured it would help!

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#5501532 - 12/26/14 11:00 PM Re: Snobs! [Re: Wood Duck]
Fooshman Offline
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Registered: 07/26/06
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Loc: Black Dog, Texas
I've never noticed a difference with a jerk rig either.
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#5501638 - 12/27/14 12:58 AM Re: Snobs! [Re: Esh and Hattie]
lodell23 Offline
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Registered: 06/23/14
Posts: 42
Originally Posted By: Esh and Hattie
I must jerk it wrong, made a jerk string this year and have noticed 0 difference helping ducks into the decoys. Either they want to be there or they don't it seems. I hunt public that gets pressured a ton, and no one else uses one, figured it would help!
This seems to be the same for me too

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#5501669 - 12/27/14 04:24 AM Re: Snobs! [Re: Wood Duck]
8pointdrop Online   sleepy
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Registered: 12/16/11
Posts: 4714
Loc: My favorite place TEXAS
I'd try no deeks and no calling before I tried a jerk rig. Never noticed a huge improvement in numbers from a jerk rig either.

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#5501898 - 12/27/14 08:32 AM Re: Snobs! [Re: Wood Duck]
sunsetroosters Offline
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Registered: 10/11/12
Posts: 823
we were hunting last year and seen about 500 birds and couldnt get any to commit to the deeks... my buddys dad walked over a mile back to to the truck and when he got back with jerk rig, next bunch of birds dropped right in

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#5501915 - 12/27/14 08:42 AM Re: Snobs! [Re: Wood Duck]
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Registered: 09/05/04
Posts: 1494
Loc: North Tejas
Didn't see Many yesterday, but added goose socks - Canada's as confidence dekes around blind- just a handful- every duck that actually committed sucked right in-
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