The deer hunting has sucked, hog hunting has slowed down, so looking toward my feathered friends once again. Two weeks ago, staked out a tank below my non-productive deer arena for some cloven foot activity and had quite a few ducks come in. This past weekend I went back and brought my shotgun with me and was lucky enough to snag my first ever Hooded Mergansers, got a male and a female, awesome looking ducks, think I'm going to get Jeremy at FF to do both.
Seem to also have a good bit of SH Crane activity lately, which I've never hunted before. Have a layout and could spring for a few decoys I guess. Besides getting set in the field and just getting lucky, anything else I can do to improve my chances?
M&P-10 + AAC Cyclone
Kel-Tec RFB + Griffin Sportsman Ultra Light 300
Pulsar Apex XQ-50