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    Default Freelancing NoDak

    Im planning on going to NoDak in October to chase ducks. Never been out there before. Right now Im looking at hunting in zone 1, but am open to suggestions. Im going to drive and haul all my gear with me. I want to hunt puddle ducks on water, dont give a damn about shooting them in a dry field. No, Im not a mallard purist. 😁

    My questions are:
    how many decoys and what kind?
    would an atv be beneficial?
    what would be the ideal 7 days to hunt?
    dos and donts


    As of right now, I am going by myself unless tater decides to go. I am open to hunting with other people tho if someone is interested.

    Thanks im advance fellas.

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    Take binoculars and fresh shrimp.

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    Go mid October. Birds should be migrating in by then and have color. You can also shoot pheasants while you’re scouting. Like already suggested, take shrimp, bbq, boiled pnuts. They love “gifts”.

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    When I have some time I'll send a PM. Spent a lot of time working up there while I was at Clemson.
    Formerly DM88

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    Hunting water is stupid when you can kill em in fields.

    U can kill em on water.
    U can murder them on small water.

    No one knows how to hide in cattails. Remember that.

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    3 dozen full body geese, 1 dozen full body mallets, 2-3 mojos and lay out blinds. Take a rake or two for stubble. Find the birds on a water hole, then set up in a dry field right below them. Turn off the mojos when the geese come around.
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    Forget the ducks lets go hunt pheasants
    "Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world's great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs.
    I am haunted by waters" Norman Maclean.

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    Is their deer season in then?

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    They love it when you shoot those nasty ole bucks and pheasants off of their crops...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JABIII View Post
    They love it when you shoot those nasty ole bucks and pheasants off of their crops...
    Don't tease me, Jermaine.

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    I’m not opposed to shooting deer or pheasants whatsoever

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    Head to devils lake.

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    Call the chamber of commerce in Langdon or Cavalier, they will get you in touch with a local farmer. I set a bunch fellas up on this site when I lived out there. They had a blast

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    Id be down for that.

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    Don’t, I repeat, don’t try to duck hunt during their week long rifle season. You will go from not seeing another person for hours one day to it looking like a Tennessee vs Clemson football game with all the orange on opening day. If you are set up in a field and look remotely like a deer (object in a field) they will study you through a rifle scope. Ask me how I know….

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    The army of orange will come out in droves. In ND in 2000, they issued something like deer 215,000 tags and at the time ND had only 200,000 residents who were 15 - 65.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JABIII View Post
    They love it when you shoot those nasty ole bucks and pheasants off of their crops...
    I can't believe you'd do the boy like that....
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    Big mistake not hunting in fields. I’m 62 and the best time of my life was in a field. Incredible and beyond description. Don’t fuck this up.
    RIP Kelsey "Bigdawg" Cromer
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    If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever.

    Missing you my great friend.


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    dont overlook fields
    dont go during deer season unless you like being looked at thru a scope
    dont overpack
    ATV would be very handy

    FISH and sasha go and snuggle in the SE. he can give you some more recent intel.

    IMO, its hard to plan a duck hunting trip bc you dont know which ducks will be there. locals vs migratory.
    either way, its hard not to have fun out there.
    Ugh. Stupid people piss me off.

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