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    Default Scouting tips

    This is my first year duck hunting anywhere besides a private pond. We have had some good success but I want to be even more prepared next season. So Iím looking for anything that could help me scout, no specific locations just some basic guidelines/strategies that you could use for any body of wanted in the state.

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    Binoculars. Spend more time scouting than hunting
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    Don't jump the birds.

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    Scouting is easy if you have a good internet connection.
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    If you have had some "good sucess", stick to what your doing and where your hunting.
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    If you find ducks in a secure location, don’t be in such a rush. Spend a morning watching when and how they come in.

    If you find ducks in an unsecured location, take decoys that match what you saw, try to keep the sun at your back, and the wind (if any, across you, or at your back)
    Be proactive about improving public waterfowl habitat in South Carolina. It's not going to happen by itself, and our help is needed. We have the potential to winter thousands of waterfowl on public grounds if we fight for it.

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    Follow the ducks. If the ducks are heading up the lake and you hear alot of shooting, go to the guns and you'll find the ducks. If you don't want to the hunters to know what you are attempting, go in a bass boat and cast as you approach the shooting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catdaddy View Post
    Follow the ducks. If the ducks are heading up the lake and you hear alot of shooting, go to the guns and you'll find the ducks. If you don't want to the hunters to know what you are attempting, go in a bass boat and cast as you approach the shooting.


    To keep from blowing your cover cast right up in their decoys. It'll make them think you are really a bass fisherman.
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    Throw out some corn,wait 5 days.waterswat your limit.rinse and repeat.Dont forget to bring your running shoes...a friend told me that
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    Here is my best tip:

    Go the opposite way of anyone else you see. There is a 98.5% chance that they are skybusting moondicks.
    When you arrive to a spot that you feel like you are completely alone, you will have your best chance of killing ducks on public water.

    as far as scouting, put no less than 50 miles on your boat per day. Several times per week. You will find the few ducks that are around this state and you will kill one limit per thousand miles logged.

    good luck.

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    Good tennie shoes > good waders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleSprig View Post
    Here is my best tip:
    as far as scouting, put no less than 50 miles on your boat per day. Several times per week. You will find the few ducks that are around this state and you will kill one limit per thousand miles logged.

    good luck.
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