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BourgsTheWord
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I'm waiting until I get a job soon and have some decent money





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yellowfin
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you can probably still find something

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dnm3305
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You can take an awful lot (well...6 or so) of really good guided hunts for that kind of money. Something to keep in mind.


I dont see how this can truly be an option. That's basically letting someone else call in the ducks for you and you shoot them (or at them in some cases). How is that hunting?






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MillerMan
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I dont see how this can truly be an option. That's basically letting someone else call in the ducks for you and you shoot them (or at them in some cases). How is that hunting?


What if you suck at calling and don't have a place of your own to go? That's the only option for a lot of people.






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gorillacoco
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And shooting ducks over a flooded field of rice isn't cheating? Come on. This is the same argument as deer hunting: there are a thousand degrees of how hard you want to make it. It's up to everyone how they want to do it. And we all know that a guided hunt limit of greenheads isn't as impressive as the same limit on public land. But that doesn't mean it's not hunting.





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dnm3305
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What if you suck at calling and don't have a place of your own to go? That's the only option for a lot of people.


If one is looking to drop 3k on a lease, I would assume they would know how to call. With this thread even existing in the first place, it's a given that the OP doesnt have a place of his own to go. That's why he's looking for a lease. Im just thinking that someone interested in getting into a lease would be the type that is "self-sufficient" (for lack of a better term) and wouldnt want to go on a guided hunt. I dont really know how to explain it, but if one is willing to put money into a lease to be to hunt on their own terms (mostly) and as they want to, then guided hunts wouldnt be an option. Just my thinking.






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Boats n Hose
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I dont see how this can truly be an option. That's basically letting someone else call in the ducks for you and you shoot them (or at them in some cases). How is that hunting?



I don't see much difference between that and paying $5K to be able to sit in only one spot. I dunno. I just don't like the idea of spending that much money to be that limited.






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yellowfin
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With half a dozen mojos to kill teal and spoonies





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Boats n Hose
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Yep





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jimjackandjose
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rice field spoonies taste better than marsh spoonies.









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yellowfin
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I agree





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jimjackandjose
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FWIW...the only reason i lease a rice field is because my dad can not physically walk through swamps and marsh shite to kill ducks. It is great for he and I to make easier hunts together. Plus training/working dogs in a rice field is much easier than take a new dog to BM or PAC.





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BourgsTheWord
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With half a dozen mojos to kill teal and spoonies and pintail and specks



eta: teal season in the rice fields is probably my favorite hunting i've ever done



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yellowfin
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I haven't killed a pintail in a rice field in a couple years but the specks are nice





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TheGreat318
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I dont see how this can truly be an option. That's basically letting someone else call in the ducks for you and you shoot them (or at them in some cases). How is that hunting?


You can always tell the guide that you would like to do the calling, use your own dog, help set the decoys if thats your thing. I doubt they would fight you on that. Once you get past that, its all pretty much the same thing. I call myself, I hunt with others who are better callers who call for us. I go with buddies who handle the decoys, or I handle them myself. Any way you cut it, it's still hunting.

If killing ducks is what the OP is after, then going with a reputable guide can scratch that itch. If its about leasing a field, brushing a blind, tossing the dekes, doing the calling, maybe killing a handfull of ducks over the course of the season, then I think the posts show he can do that for less than 3K on public land, potentially with better results.






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I haven't killed a pintail in a rice field in a couple years but the specks are nice

That they are. They accounted for about 50% of our entire bag last year.






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public land


You and I both know it can be done.






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GeeOH
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And it should be pointed out, many many of these hunters who don't do well are limited ont eh hunt days..they try and get out there just on Sat or Sun morning and then are disappointed when they only kill 3 ducks on a bluebird day...and then don't stay late enough for the later flight of big ducks (if it exists in that area). I kill many a pintail after 9 am, hell after 10 on certain days.

Rice fields have weather/days that are better than others, just like any other places. SOme have enough money to have the blind just sitting there during the week but at least have a place for them to pass time on weekends, so they keep the blind....the ducks don't wait though

You have to get em when they are there just like any other game.

Many rice field type blinds are position geographically to where they produce better in the evenings.

That's why I urge prospective hunters to talk to locals who know, not the guys who didn't hunt the blind correctly or enough to know. The farmers all help and want you to kill as much as possible, most of them anyway. if you don't know how to set up for specs, go on a guided hunt and learn that art. It more than makes up for slow ducks when you can each bag a couple of specs!







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tigerfoot
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rice field spoonies taste better than marsh spoonies.


my marsh is quarter mile from my rice fields....how do you know you are killing a marsch versus a rice spoonie.






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jimjackandjose
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Lol... I think all those ducks fly back and forth anyway.

I dont taste the difference when I cook em in a pot of onions.


Ive got to learn to speck hunt better. Both of my places have specks everywhere but all over water.






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