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This is my first posting, so let's see how it works. I've picked up a lot of tips just reading the other postings. Two or three of us plan on driving to ND in october to learn how to find ducks up there. I have read comments about blinds. What type of blinds do you use in an open field? I assume tha cableas has them, what type are they?

We decided not to hire a guide based on what everyone has told us, but it sure would be nice to know someone up there. We have some decent duck hiunting in Arkansas on our farms. Our farms are not as big as ND farms, but several small ones give more variety than one big one, especially when the ducks are moving. We just haven't had the birds come down during the last two years. I've gone to Canada early for the last two years to get the dog in shape, but have just decided its not worth it after encountering an anti hunter in customs who created a 4 hour delay to find nothing wrong.

The perfect situation for ust would be to find some guys up there who would like to come to arkansas after your season closes. I believe that I would be less nervous abvout a mail order wife. If anyone is interested in a swap, let me know.
 

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I am 14 years old and i live in Grand Forks,ND. All I have to say about the duck hunting up here is WOW! If your are here at the right time of the year the hunting is spectacular. I go hunting with my dad and our best ways to get a lot of ducks here are just driving around and looking for a nice slough with a lot of ducks flying around and landing on it. After we find that we either sneak up and try to get a few good shots as they lift or we get out our duck boat and oars and paddle out there. We usually toss about 6 duck decoys out on the slough and sit there and call and wait. The land is fairly easy to get on here especially farther west you go. I go about an hour northwest of here to a small town called petersburg and there are a lot of potholes and sloughs to pick from. You can get blinds at cabelas but we dont' have any blinds that we hunt from. That is another way to do it but I think that it is much easier just to bring a small boat and just sit out in the middle and call.That is just my opinion and i think that when u get here you will find out that we have some of the best duck and goose hunting there is to offer.
Where are you planing on going? what part of the state? send me an email and i can maybe help you out. Oh and you don't have to LEARN to find out where and how to FIND ducks, They are all over!!!!!!! every where you look. my best advise is either middle of the state. although i hunt in the east and do great. if you want geese then go farther west. the past few years they have really moved west in the migration pattern.
good luck
Matt
 

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me and my dad do it the old fashion way
we thrown some decoys in barnes lake and sit on the edge
shoot them
then let th pup get after them
 

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wemlaw

Sorry to hear about your customs experience. As a pilot and trucker I often encounter officious and snarky officers on both sides of the border.

Please don't let a few jerks ruin your hunting. Come on north to Manitoba for world class goose shooting.

Cheers
 
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