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gorillacoco
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scouting for ducks in flooded timber

when you scout in a swamp, how much do you 'jump' ducks in the boat?

i know it's easy in a marsh to see all the ducks getting up off the water when you're in an area holding ducks, but you can see so much farther there. do you see the same thing when scouting in, say, the basin? or do you have to sit still a while before you see anything? or just look for feathers on the water & good food sources?

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Choirboy
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re: scouting for ducks in flooded timber
If you are motoring through the woods you want to see ducks getting up.


gorillacoco
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re: scouting for ducks in flooded timber
do you mean in the woods itself or coming down the bayous in the area? i would think motoring down the bayous/creeks in the area would jump up some of the ducks that are in adjacent sloughs & ponds but not sure.


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Capt ST
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re: scouting for ducks in flooded timber
When I hunted the basin a good bit, I'd just run down a canal a ways pull into a runout and shut it down and listen. That eliminates a lot of stump jumping.


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34venture
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re: scouting for ducks in flooded timber
quote:

If you are motoring through the woods you want to see ducks getting up.


And from there find where they are coming down in the trees. It will probably be a very small window in the canopy. When ducks land in the woods the first thing they do is swim out away from the open area.The ducks you jump may have lit 50 yards from where you jumped them. Finding the spot they come down is key.


gorillacoco
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re: scouting for ducks in flooded timber
thanks people this is awesome information for a noob like me.


34venture
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