On this video discover the #1 Reason why ducks spook and how you can fix it! Joel shows you many different types of blind and ways you can hide so ducks wont see you.
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The Reason Ducks Spook | Duck Hunting Blinds and How to Hide
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What kind of blind do you hunt from?
How do you get great legs at 60?
You are the best, Mr. Strickland Sir. Excellent presentation and a sense of humor, you are a natural teacher. I am sure your mother is proud. Thank You So Much. 🙂 Andy
You literally made a video why ducks spook but you don't talk about hunting 9 to 12 clients in the same blind on the same birds. That is never and has never been hunting. 40 shells per volley is way closer to commercial gunner harvest or punt gun depreciation. No benefit to wildlife and wreckless disregard of the animal.
Our birds in south Louisiana are so pressured that our blinds have to be be brushed so much as to render them nearly unusable. Maybe I’m exaggerating a bit, but it sure takes away much of the enjoyment of watching the birds work.
Unpressured birds, I’ve hunted unconcealed from my dove bucket and hidden behind my gun barrel, lol. That is a lot more enjoyable and much easier shooting!
Your correct ,concealment is key , movement gives you away, it is hard to have a good blind on public, how much can you carry out ? Dekes,blind , chair, camo screen ,lay down blind ,so many options
To be fair I’ve hid behind standing trees with no brush and had ducks come in, but it is not advised
Those are nice – but what about boat blinds for those of us who don’t have hunt clubs near us.
A resevoir out here in southern california is allowing hunting from boat from designated buoys..5 to 25 ft of water not from the shore. Would u recommend one if those conduit scissor blinds or just laying out in jon boat with camo burlap covering everything
I use fan palms in California. Use a utility knife to remove the thorns. Leave a longer stem and sharpen the end if you need to stick them in the ground or zip tie to a 2×2 construction stake.
The most effective blinds allow sunlight penetration- no dark box shadows. But SIT STILL!
Pasty white faces
First year with ducks. Have a spot I do ok on wood ducks and teals when they was here. They didn’t seem to care I was there at all they were landing by me. Now that it’s mostly mallards around I can’t hide good enough from them things.
I use face paint
I had an amazing hunt planned yesterday in layout boats. My tagalong didn't think ducks cared about seeing his face. This guy was eyeballing them the whole way. Needless to say 3 birds on the day,saw probably 450 mallards.
I use panels brushed up with natural vegetation!
"Hands down the best" now you've been canceled!
I usually hunt all kinds, I have pit blinds that I don’t care for much, seems to stick out to me. I’m usually only one brushing it even tho we have another group we rotate with. They stomp around it, drive utv thru mud too so from above you can see atv trails going to the pit blind. Then floating blinds. They stick out like a sore thumb too. I have a boat blind on my mud boat. It’s ok if I can bury it up in brush out of sun. I have layout blinds for hunting river edges. And have some flooded timber holes too. Only thing I don’t have is a A frame blind. I’m pretty versatile tho depending on the area I’m hunting.
Up and down the flyway ducks get shot at from large rectangular blinds. Ducks learn to avoid large rectangular objects.
I prefer a low profile, layout shooting from a jet sled…typically I get close shooting and ducks do not flare because of the low profile : https://youtu.be/-Ua_2JXiyvo
Joel, not everyone has access to the "Coolest" blind, some of us hike in and even lay on a barren beach and sit up and shoot. We do just that, respecting your info, would you consider reviewing HECS suits ?
I’m in Delaware. Public blinds that are beat to death and ran down. It’s also illegal here to redo the grass on the blinds with grass from the nearby land.
The Ducks flair because we have to many people taking videos. And making YouTube videos ….
What outfitter do you guide for ?
Last week we propped a canu up and put some brush on it. Didn't work well.
Am I supposed to pull the jerk line even when the birds are coming in? Or should I stop before so they don't see me move? Thanks
i have a sheet of camo burlap stapled to 3 dowel rods. its light to pack in rolled up on public land. add a bit of grass to break it up
I’m usually the lead caller in my groups so I wear face paint so I can look up at the ducks and work them, but I tell everyone I’m with that they don’t have to wear face paint unless they want to but if they don’t. I tell them to look down while I’m working ducks to hide their faces
As far as blinds go, I live in Central Illinois where the management is garbage due to no funding and on corp ground were lucky to hide behind some trees lol. It gets it done but the beavers like to pick apart your natural cover all winter.
There is a few tricks to being really conciled. 1 make specific movements like when you move move don't move around unless you move into a position. Birds pick up on random movements like shaking swinging etc. 2nd take your outer layer of gear and swamp it, like wear it into dirty water or rub dirt on it. Creak silt etc works great, then never wash it again wash your under layers. Commercial washing agents have something in them that makes them glow in sunlight. Third. Get some Elvis shades don't know why but ducks hate being eyeballed yet you can wear solid gold or silver reflectors and no problem. And lastly if your card table chair becomes a blind waterfowl hate shadows, so make it open or covered having the old school slit roof with a dugout shadow is what's scaring the birds if your wondering you could make the blind out of purple pocadot material as long as it doesn't have a shadow. They started making ground blinds like the zero gravity and low body because the birds were getting wise to them because they threw a shadow. If you are out in the open make your shadow into a bush or something natural and you can effectively just sit covered up and do fine. Silhouettes and straight lines and corners don't look natural to anything. Even more so when its a shadow.
100% agree with your thoughts
Another top notch video Joel!
Just went on a youth hunt and it is a challenge to keep kids still but it's how you teach them and one day the light goes on and you have a young hunter that now knows to stay still. If you ever hunted with your father as a small child you know what I'm talking about stay calm and let them be kids it will come around. It's not just about killing. It's about passing on knowledge and skill.
In early season we've sat in the marsh in a t-shirt, shorts and sandals and they've come in. We've also sat on docks and shot passing birds. The key is to not move.
Best blind is a huge tree out in the water and sit down next to it in the shadows and don’t move
Do y'all use other people's ducks and tie fishing line to the wings for the flop pictures like yall did with turkeys?
we see tv videos all the time with hunters not concealed well. Invariably the birds flare and they are shooting at birds at long range. There is a better way obviously. This video is helpful in re-inforcing the idea of complete camouflage and sitting still. It works for bow hunting and it works on ducks.
I guide and have people trying to follow the ducks circling with their barrow 2ft out of the blind you would be surprised how much people move in a blind and don't thing ducks can see you
Everyone's great grandfathers are looking down in disgust cause he your to smoke 1000s of ducks in red plaid jackets lol
I always brush my blinds (kayak and layout) with raffia grass at the beginning of the season then add natural material and spray paint to match the environment
Just lost all credibility with me on that one. Lol 😂
A ghillie suit and a 5 gallon bucket has done me good
2:36 thems fightin words
Pit blinds are horrible, no no no no.
I think learning how to hunt with out a blind is key to learning how to hide a blind
Boat blind, on public and we have some permanent wood blinds on our lease. Awesome video again!! Hands down best!!! lol. Seriously, they are. Keep em coming!
I was standing out of a creek duck hunting….saw a deer trotting right at me (camo'd head to toe) didn't move and it was 15 yrds from me….slight move the deer froze then took off. Lesson don't move. It's the first thing I say in the duck blind.
I hunt public land in MN so I pretty much have to hide in the cattails as best I can. Or I like to hunt out of a duck boat + blind when I hunt with a good friend.
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