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New to Duck Hunting, a few questions on for Ray Roberts #6013849 11/06/15 04:34 AM
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New to duck hunting and just purchased my AHP, and wanting to try up at Ray Roberts, anybody have any tips on areas of lake to try? PM me if needed, will just be me and my 9 year old son, trying.

Tried some last year and found out how good ducks see, almost landing in decoys, then seeing me and my son. This year, we will be completely camoed up good, and brushed up.

Also, how far away from a bridge do you have to be, just curious? Don't want trouble with the law.

I know you can hunt till noon, but can you shoot at sun up, or 30 min before?

ANY TIPS AND HELP GREATLY APPRECIATED FELLAS, TRYING TO INTRODUCE THE YOUNGEN TO HUNTING.

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Re: New to Duck Hunting, a few questions on for Ray Roberts [Re: DoveMaster] #6013915 11/06/15 05:33 AM
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Just go out there opening morning and if you see a headlamp, head towards it. That is the national signal of a duck hunter having available room in their blind. Spots go quick.

No shooting till 30 mins after sunrise, I know it will be tempting but if you shoot before, youll be getting a visit from the local gamewarden, hes not too lenient on the shooting time.

Not sure about the bridge rule but ive killed plenty of greenheads swimming around them while driving back to the ramp if I didnt finish my limit.

Lots of comradery out there, I met my life long duck hunting buddies out there after joining them when they shined their headlamps at me.

Good luck and have fun!

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Just go out and build ya one of those fancy permanent blinds. Then your sure to have a spot. up

Re: New to Duck Hunting, a few questions on for Ray Roberts [Re: DoveMaster] #6013926 11/06/15 05:44 AM
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I try to get the closest camping spot to the water at the state park by the dam. Heck, I can shoot from my tent 30 minutes after sun up and use a spinner to retrieve them. Sometimes catch a bass at the same time while still in the sleeping bag. up:

Re: New to Duck Hunting, a few questions on for Ray Roberts [Re: DoveMaster] #6014063 11/06/15 01:00 PM
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These guys are a bunch of pricks. PM me if you need any help! Don't listen to them, theyre being smart asses! I respect that you're trying to get your son involved in this awesome sport. Good luck!

Re: New to Duck Hunting, a few questions on for Ray Roberts [Re: DoveMaster] #6014089 11/06/15 01:19 PM
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Tough Crowd..

I can't believe no one offered up GPS cordinances..


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Re: New to Duck Hunting, a few questions on for Ray Roberts [Re: RDunlevy] #6014210 11/06/15 02:17 PM
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Originally Posted By: RDunlevy
These guys are a bunch of pricks. PM me if you need any help! Don't listen to them, theyre being smart asses! I respect that you're trying to get your son involved in this awesome sport. Good luck!


I know, saying you're bringing a kid should negate any reserves duck hunters have about naming lakes or spots. Everyone knows that when you have a kid you don't have time or money to scout or read the rule book. duh Kid card trumps all.

Re: New to Duck Hunting, a few questions on for Ray Roberts [Re: DoveMaster] #6014258 11/06/15 02:40 PM
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DoveMaster - I went through some of your older posts and it appears you have a lot of questions and "rookie" is common in your posts. I applaud you for getting out an trying new things and getting your boy involved in the outdoors. I just started duck hunting myself a couple of years ago. I had/have the good fortune of having friends that have been hunting most of their life. I can ask all the "stupid" questions in private and not worry about offending anyone or taking a bunch of sh!t by asking things that seem to be reasonable but others take offense to. Here's the thing - asking questions about specific lakes is a huge no no. Guys spend a lot of time/money on finding birds and getting away from the crowds. They will not give that up easily nor should they. Asking about set ups, deke placement, cover, etc is acceptable and will be answered quickly without a bunch of crud thrown in. What I suggest you do is try to find a mentor to help you out and tag along on a hunt and be the mule/grunt. I pick up the dekes to this day with the guys that first took me because I'm TFNG. Good luck this year to you and your son

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Originally Posted By: DoveMaster
New to duck hunting and just purchased my AHP, and wanting to try up at Ray Roberts, anybody have any tips on areas of lake to try? PM me if needed, will just be me and my 9 year old son, trying.

Tried some last year and found out how good ducks see, almost landing in decoys, then seeing me and my son. This year, we will be completely camoed up good, and brushed up.

Also, how far away from a bridge do you have to be, just curious? Don't want trouble with the law.

I know you can hunt till noon, but can you shoot at sun up, or 30 min before?

ANY TIPS AND HELP GREATLY APPRECIATED FELLAS, TRYING TO INTRODUCE THE YOUNGEN TO HUNTING.


please dont take anything personal from these guys, if you have a question please PM me, I dont know anything about this particular lake but I do know when legal shooting time is according to TPWD


Attention rickym, this is not a troll post, just a good hearted fun type of post
Re: New to Duck Hunting, a few questions on for Ray Roberts [Re: DoveMaster] #6014315 11/06/15 03:01 PM
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Oh my....G's getting soft. They say a kid will change you folks but this here is real live proof!


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Re: New to Duck Hunting, a few questions on for Ray Roberts [Re: DoveMaster] #6014341 11/06/15 03:17 PM
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That lake has traffic no matter what is said about it. Try and get out in the evenings and just look for Birds, hopefully not to roll out over night. your gonna have company from walk ins Boats etc. Lake levels are so high right now its not like you can just go to the back and post up.
Hire a guide on private you should learn enough to get some knowledge of what to do on your own. Most give breaks on kids.
welcome to Public Hunting. Some of these guys are kittens at the Boat Ramp. Im the biggest (censored) HEAD, when it comes to my hard work and my spots.so just stay out of mine and were good...lol kidding


Re: New to Duck Hunting, a few questions on for Ray Roberts [Re: Judd] #6014351 11/06/15 03:21 PM
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Originally Posted By: Judd
Oh my....G's getting soft. They say a kid will change you folks but this here is real live proof!


I dont know what your talking about, I have always been a kind and gentle soul


Attention rickym, this is not a troll post, just a good hearted fun type of post
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Oh my....G's getting soft. They say a kid will change you folks but this here is real live proof!


I dont know what your talking about, I have always been a kind and gentle soul


No, you have not! trout


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Re: New to Duck Hunting, a few questions on for Ray Roberts [Re: DoveMaster] #6014522 11/06/15 05:02 PM
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that's it, y'all are off my list of people to take hunting this year since you cant appreciate the help I offer


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Re: New to Duck Hunting, a few questions on for Ray Roberts [Re: ultralite09] #6014701 11/06/15 06:45 PM
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Originally Posted By: ultralite09
Just go out there opening morning and if you see a headlamp, head towards it. That is the national signal of a duck hunter having available room in their blind. Spots go quick.

No shooting till 30 mins after sunrise, I know it will be tempting but if you shoot before, youll be getting a visit from the local gamewarden, hes not too lenient on the shooting time.

Not sure about the bridge rule but ive killed plenty of greenheads swimming around them while driving back to the ramp if I didnt finish my limit.

Lots of comradery out there, I met my life long duck hunting buddies out there after joining them when they shined their headlamps at me.

Good luck and have fun!

rofl

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Last report on ray: they had 50 teal and 18 big ducks.
23 boat blokes lined up at 3 ramps by 4:45 pm

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Re: New to Duck Hunting, a few questions on for Ray Roberts [Re: ultralite09] #6015155 11/06/15 11:32 PM
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Originally Posted By: ultralite09
Just go out there opening morning and if you see a headlamp, head towards it. That is the national signal of a duck hunter having available room in their blind. Spots go quick.

No shooting till 30 mins after sunrise, I know it will be tempting but if you shoot before, youll be getting a visit from the local gamewarden, hes not too lenient on the shooting time.

Not sure about the bridge rule but ive killed plenty of greenheads swimming around them while driving back to the ramp if I didnt finish my limit.

Lots of comradery out there, I met my life long duck hunting buddies out there after joining them when they shined their headlamps at me.

Good luck and have fun!


30 minutes after sunrise. Come on dude, who is gonna buy that stuff. Good lord.

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Originally Posted By: ultralite09
Just go out there opening morning and if you see a headlamp, head towards it. That is the national signal of a duck hunter having available room in their blind. Spots go quick.

Ha ha, here is the truth, it is the national signal of a duck hunter shooting the finger at you. roflmao

Re: New to Duck Hunting, a few questions on for Ray Roberts [Re: DoveMaster] #6015342 11/07/15 01:46 AM
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Yeah tough crowd for sure. I wasn't asking for specific spots, or honey holes, or anything like that, just maybe a "this part of lake is better than this side" and any other tip or vice versa, and not just throwing my "kid" in message just for the hell of it, am really trying to introduce him to a sport that i am a beginner at as well, KDUB, loser. All that said, i agree with RDunlevy the most. Most of these responses are of no value, and if there is ever an Idiocracy part II, Ultralite09 would be the leader. Thanks to those that PM'd me with great insight to the sport. Thanks garrett for your response as well.

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There's like 50 ducks on the entire lake, take your boy in a couple weeks when the ducks show up, so he doesn't get bored. You'll leave tomorrow with a wet [censored] and a hungry gut, and no ducks


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Lot's of trucks along 922 this morning when headed to work.

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Lots of dead, or scared cormorants this morning. Guy behind me was lighting it up to the point I had to look. Pulled out the binoculars to check it out and started laughing my [censored] off.....cormorants flying like there life depended on it. Never seen one fly with such urgency.

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fwiw....lots of ducks on the lake a week ago. Scouted four hours yesterday and saw zilch. Think that front moved them out. Got exactly what I saw yesterday.....0.

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