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Hard-and-fast ideas for the inexact technology of duck and goose searching.

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Hunting Ducks and Geese: Hard Facts, Good Bets, and Serious Advice from a Duck Hunter You Can Trust

Hard-and-fast ideas for the inexact technological know-how of duck and goose searching.

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Layout shooting and sinkbox shooting are not the mainstays of this sport, of course. For divers, the deepwater blind setup is what kills birds. The blind in question is usually the boat itself, with the appropriate amount of netting and reeds to conceal the occupants. In such a situation, it's a good idea to take as many decoys as you can haul. The best way is to have a separate boat loaded with blocks to tow to the set-up area. In the matter of decoy material, the heavier the better, within reason.

The dogs are sent out, and they locate the ducks bobbing lifelessly among the Mason decoys. Two trips for each dog and the birds are tucked away inside the blind. Like us, our dogs work as a well-oiled team. Hunkered down in the blind, we wait for the next flight. All thoughts of business and civilization are gone now. Our world is a small pole blind and a spread of decoys. The ducks come screaming in from my side. We can tell they aren't going to stopthey are just strafing the blocks. "Now," you hiss.

There are no young men here, not even any member's children present. The club is exclusive. A member can will his place in the club to an heir, but so far the members' numbers have been undiminished by death. The club is as it was when it was founded, thank God. Poling the boat to the blind in the starlight, we hear the quacking of ducks on the water. Puddlers. The blind we are heading for is on the open bay, and canvasbacks are the ducks we're hoping for. Pushing the boat into the blind, we take up watch, you to the left and I to the right.

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