Oct 23, 2018 -
Fall is creeping closer. Maybe it’s even settled in along your neck of the woods. And duck hunters everywhere are getting ready.
Whether you’ve hunted since your dad took you to the flooded timber as a little boy or you picked it up in your adulthood, it never hurts to consider tips from other hunters who may be able to share some new know-how.
And where else to start than with Ducks Unlimited? DU says its strengths have always been its members and volunteers, and it recently shared tips from DU members who count themselves among the most experienced waterfowlers in the world.
With everything from using stencil for camo to going full on “Nordic Track,” DU supporters provide some good pointers that could end up coming in a few weeks.
Here’s a sample:
Waterfowlers can almost completely vanish in fields and marshes covered with snow by wearing a white jacket, coat, gloves, and ski mask. However, it's equally important for waterfowlers to camouflage their shotguns while hunting in these conditions. Against a white background, shotguns become even more visible to ducks and geese, especially on sunny days. A cheap and inexpensive way for waterfowlers to conceal their shotguns in the snow is to wrap them in white medical gauze.
Secure the gauze to the end of your gun barrel with clear packing tape. Next start wrapping the gauze around the barrel, overlapping about half way each time. If you have an autoloader, continue wrapping over the forearm down to the receiver. Then cut off the gauze and secure it to the base of the forearm with more clear tape. Cover the stock in the same manner by starting at the pistol grip and wrapping to the recoil pad. This way, the only exposed area of the shotgun will be the receiver.
Good stuff. Read the full post here.
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