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Top 5 Tips to Improve Your Waterfowl "Hide"

Discussion in 'Northwest Hunting' started by daiello91, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. daiello91

    daiello91 NW Oregon Active Member

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    Top 5 Tips To Improve Your Waterfowl "Hide" | Oregon Outdoor Council


    Top 5 Tips To Improve Your Waterfowl “Hide”

    January 29, 2014 – Waterfowl Ambassador, Eric Strand

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    The 2013-2014 waterfowl season is all but over, and I find this an opportune time to reflect on the things that went great and things that could have gone better. As waterfowl hunters we are constantly faced with new challenges on a daily and sometimes even hourly basis. This is what makes the sport so addicting – the constant need to adapt and hone your skills on a moment’s notice. These skills include scouting, bird ID, calling, decoy placement, the ability to read situations and birds, shooting and the ability to hide in any situation with very little cover. In my opinion your blind or “hide” is one of the most overlooked but also most important pieces to every hunt. I have a lot of waterfowl hunters ask “how can I get more birds to decoy?” Often I notice they’re paying more attention to their decoy spread and calling and not enough to the hide. Getting birds to finish in the decoys within 30 yards on a consistent basis isn’t easy but you will have more success if you take an extra 10-20 minutes each day to work on your hide. We could sit down and discuss every situation possible but my hope is that the following 5 tips will make you a better waterfowl hunter and give you the edge day in and day out as we chase waterfowl from September to March!
    Top 5 Tips To Improve Your Waterfowl "Hide" | Oregon Outdoor Council

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  2. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Although I bagged a buck, I'm bummed that I didn't get a chance to hunt ye olde webfoots this season...
     
  3. daiello91

    daiello91 NW Oregon Active Member

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    Still time :) Goose is still open.
     
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    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Although there is still time... I have no time... Sucks being a professional man sometimes.
     
  5. daiello91

    daiello91 NW Oregon Active Member

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    I hear ya!!! I work a 9-5 and I donate my time until 9pm 3 days a week to the OOC. It can be a struggle to find time to hunt, as I'm sure it is for you too.

    Luckily for me I don't have kids.

    We just gotta keep on chuggin along as best we can, right? You ever find a little time and want to get out PM me! I have some private land access.
     
  6. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Sounds good, thanks! :thumbup: