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#6464515 - 09/22/16 10:38 PM 1st time duck hunter
ripinlips Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 09/22/16
Posts: 1
Getting into duck hunting and need advice on gear....best waders for the price, best shells, other gear I might need. Budget is an issue. Thanks for all the help.

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#6464529 - 09/22/16 11:16 PM Re: 1st time duck hunter [Re: ripinlips]
BradyBuck Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/18/07
Posts: 5433
Loc: Abilene, TX
Since you are on a budget I'd suggest you go to Academy and get the following:

Game winner waders. They have waders ranging from $70-$160

Federal 3 inch #4 Steel for shells

Puddler pack of decoys and the egg weight Texas rig set.

Then have at it.

Things you might need:

A boat
A layout blind

Things you don't necessarily need but will want after you get addicted;

Dog
New shotgun
Calls of various brands and types
Better waders
Better decoys
More decoys
Better shells



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#6464540 - 09/22/16 11:44 PM Re: 1st time duck hunter [Re: BradyBuck]
chital_shikari Offline
Minor in training

Registered: 08/03/11
Posts: 12119
Originally Posted By: BradyBuck
Since you are on a budget I'd suggest you go to Academy and get the following:

Game winner waders. They have waders ranging from $70-$160

Federal 3 inch #4 Steel for shells

Puddler pack of decoys and the egg weight Texas rig set.

Then have at it.

Things you might need:

A boat
A layout blind

Things you don't necessarily need but will want after you get addicted;

Dog
New shotgun
Calls of various brands and types
Better waders
Better decoys
More decoys
Better shells


No calls? When I had access to waterfowl land, I hunted with snake boots, a mallard call, some MOJOs (dove and duck) and some decoys. And a stool to sit on. Only did this for 2 years and only for early teal, but the call and MOJO seemed to work very well. confused2

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#6464630 - 09/23/16 06:35 AM Re: 1st time duck hunter [Re: ripinlips]
scubaarchery Offline
Tracker

Registered: 01/30/11
Posts: 926
Loc: Allen, TX
If you are where ducks want to be, you don't need a call...

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#6464637 - 09/23/16 06:53 AM Re: 1st time duck hunter [Re: ripinlips]
DUKFVR Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 11/02/09
Posts: 199
And if you don't know how to call you will scare everything away! Get a pintail whistle. Easy to use & works for teal pins, etc.

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