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On my dad's land there is usually a pond. I have always seen ducks and geese on it growing up but never hunted them. Last year was my 1st year and I did really well. But................. as I was getting ready last week. I went out and looked at the pond it looked fine until I walked out there. I looks like there is water there until you get real close.

My question now is could I set up my decoys and acually call in birds? Or would it be a waste of time. I hunt alone most of the time and it is pretty much my only place to hunt.

Any suggestions would be great.

If it helps the pnd is about 1 acre and perfectly round.

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jblabsnduck

IMO, It would be a huge waste of time.

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Pooh

you dont need water to hunt ducks ive done it over a corn field. and seen many ducks shot off of oat and corn. i would give it a try, cant hurt

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FoolNFish

Just lay out some blue tarps where there used to be water and set your decoys on top...looks like water from the air and those ducks can't tell the difference until it's too late!

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Borch

Well depending on where you're at you may have water now. Man there's a lot of rain coming down.

You don't need much. A few inches will do.

Borch

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jblabsnduck

Yes you could try FoolNfish s idea but I wouldn't use blue tarps I would use black tarps. It has been know to work.
Yes you can shoot ducks over corn and oats but I read his question as he is talking about a dried up pond not a field.

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aaronbye

Thanks for the tip about the tarp I had heard about it but wanted to hear it from more than one source I'll try it a couple days and giv a little report.

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Borch

Aaronbye,

Personally I'd be looking for somewhere else to hunt. Ducks are creatures of habit. Especially early season. That's why early season scouting is so important to ensure success. Since the ducks aren't currently using your pond it's not likely that the local ducks will seek it out during the time they're still here. Once they get shot at they'll be jumping to other places they use regularly. I'd think the the tarp idea would work better on nonlocal ducks. But if you don't have any other options it's definitely worth a shot. You never know.

Other's feel free to chime in but I'd be looking for another spot to open on.

Borch

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