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2021-2022 Duck Thread

Matki15

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Denham Springs, Louisiana
EXTREMELY WELL!

I've been shooting 2 3/4" 1oz #7 super x steel at bluewings all season and will not be buying anything but that for teal going forward. Teal are "trusting" and I've never had too much problem getting them to commit to a spread. I usually toss 12-24 decoys with 1-4 spinners right in the middle. Furthest decoy is maybe 30 yards from where I hide. My hit rates went up when I started shooting a cylinder choke and smaller shot. A buddy of mine hand loads #8 bismuth and I can tell you I kill just as many or more birds as he does hunting side-by-side and don't really have cripples.

I've been impressed enough with their performance and cost (like $30-40 for 100) that I'm going to try them on wood ducks this year too. I duck hunted almost every morning last year and have made all but 3 mornings of teal since the 11th so I appreciate a cheaper (and easier-recoiling) load.
Glad to hear that! I usually use #5s for teal then bump up to #4s for big duck season so I’ve never tried the smaller shot sizes on any ducks. If I have the same results you’ve had, I’ll be stocking up as these shells were only $4 a box when I found them
 

Nutterbuster

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Where the skys are so blue!
Glad to hear that! I usually use #5s for teal then bump up to #4s for big duck season so I’ve never tried the smaller shot sizes on any ducks. If I have the same results you’ve had, I’ll be stocking up as these shells were only $4 a box when I found them
They were $20 for 100 here before the last election. I usually shoot 4s but also have some 3s. I'm currently saving them to hopefully use on some Mississippi mallards.

Taking my dad out tomorrow. Don't have high hopes but whenever I take him I cook up breakfast. Y'all check this out:

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Old aluminum fish poacher and a butane burner with built-in piezo ignition. $5 worth of crescent rolls and cocktail weiners gets you 2, 2 man breakfasts. Make em up the night before and cook for 10 minutes flipping every 30 seconds. They bake just like they do in the oven and go awesome with coffee from the ole Aladin Stanley thermos.

Best duck hunting gear I own.
 

Micneador

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Sep 19, 2020
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Scratched a pair for my only hunt of the year.i highly enjoy killing waterfowl with the 28 gauge and my handloads. 5/8 oz #5 steel @1400fps. My preferred wood duck load as well.


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Micneador

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Playing with the new shotkam as well, trying to get the settings and tricks lined out before big duck season.



 
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