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Waterfowl and Duck Hunting in Louisiana

Ducks Flaring on Dog

Do ducks flare on dogs? Ive been noticing so far this season ducks flaring on us alot and not decoying. We hunt out of the boat with a popup blind with the dog on the bow. it hasnt been a factor other seasons (until the 2nd split) but something is making them flare and i cant figure it out.
November 14, 2012 at 8:33am
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speckle_searcherProfile Photo
Posted November 14, 2012 at 8:58am
pop up

I have a pop up blind i try to get my boat behine tall grass or and isle sames to work grate.

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Black and GoldProfile Photo
Posted November 14, 2012 at 9:15am
Flaring

I hunt out of a floater with the dog siiting on the runner very visible, and have ducks lite in the decoys.

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papt2005Profile Photo
Posted November 14, 2012 at 10:14am
ducks flaring

I hunted with a huge lab for years that was almost white, sitting outside the blind, no box or anything, and NEVER had a problem with ducks flaring because of her. this was in the ricefields. so no.

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Addicted to Feathers and FinsProfile Photo
Posted November 14, 2012 at 10:53am
cover the top

try to cover the middle of blind with cdas r some kind of cover if the ducks can see inside your boat you just a soon right them a post card cuz the wont commit

TurtleNOProfile Photo
Posted November 14, 2012 at 10:57am
my take

Hunted with a buddy in the biloxi marsh last year. We flared birds all morning. Realized it had to be the dog when I had to retrieve something from my boat and he stood out like a sore thumb. Draped a camo shirt on him and ducks started decoying much better.

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Green/greyProfile Photo
Posted November 14, 2012 at 12:36pm
Darker up the pop-up

If using fast grass, darkening it up with brown and black paint with some killer weed works great. And even though you have boat blind still cut enough brush as if you don't have a popup.

Top cover is the best cover. Hands down.....and facepaint

Personally I hate pop-up, takes up room. When you can cut brush and work 100% better

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TurtleNOProfile Photo
Posted November 14, 2012 at 1:37pm
blind

Or spend the time and use wire grass as your blind material. Takes some work, but well worth it. See my post history. I've got pics of mine. Had teal land 8 feet from the boat

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mjohn244Profile Photo
Posted November 15, 2012 at 8:53am
Change

Thanks, Im going back to hunting out of the marsh. Im going to take advantage while im young enough to do it.

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 Coot Profile Photo
Posted November 19, 2012 at 6:52am
Yes....

I hunt out of a boat blind often and the dog will flare ducks. Although he is steady, he turns his head and looks up at ducks. I put my dog on a hunt deck in between the motor and stern with a piece of fast grass over him now. Sometimes even bring him in the blind with me.

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