Best Weather For Duck Hunting in 2023
Foxelli Nylon Chest Waders â€“ Camo Fishing Waders for Men with Boots - Use for Fly Fishing, Duck Hunting, Emergency Flooding â€“ 100% Waterproof, Carrying Bag Included
Carhartt Women's Weathered Duck Wildwood Jacket,Carhartt Brown,Small
- Zip-up jacket featuring optional hood, hand pockets, and zippered pocket with logo patch at left chest
- Banded hemline and cuffs
- Body lined with faux shearling
- Two lower-front pockets, chest map pocket and interior pocket
- Triple-stitched main seams for durability
- Detachable, Sherpa-lined three-piece hood
- Sherpa lining in body and quilted-nylon lining in sleeves. Rib-knit cuffs and waistband
- Body lined with faux shearling
- Shell: 100% Cotton, Lining: 82% Polyester/18% Acrylic, Sleeve Lining: 10 0% Nylon, Sleeve Interlining: 100% Polyester, Other: Exclusive Trimming, Washing: Machine wash cold with like colors. Wash inside, Bleach: Non- Chlorine Bleach - When Needed, Drying: Tumble Dry Low, Iron: Cool Iron I f Needed
Ergodyne N-Ferno 6823 Balaclava Ski Mask, Wind-Resistant Camo Face Mask, Hinged Design
- WIND-RESISTANT – Protective fabric paneling over face shields against the wind’s bite
- BREATH EASY – Align mesh panel over the mouth for optimal airflow
- HINGED DESIGN – Can be worn in 3 different ways: open face balaclava, neck gaiter or full ski mask
- HIGH-QUALITY THERMAL FLEECE – Warmth in mild to extreme conditions
- LONG LENGTH – Full head & neck coverage that easily tucks into jackets
- REFLECTIVE ACCENTS – Help keep workers safe and seen
DecoyPro Decoy Gloves Waterproof â€“ Elbow Length Duck Hunting Decoy Gloves Neoprene â€“ Textured Grip â€“ Insulated Waterproof Decoy Gloves Hunting - Wader Gloves
- WATERPROOF DECOY GLOVES FOR JUST $22.97! Some elbow length duck hunting decoy gloves neoprene cost $60 or more. These insulated waterproof decoy gloves are perfect for any duck hunter.
- ELBOW LENGTH DESIGN – With these elbow length waterproof decoy gloves hunting you will be able to keep your hands dry and warm while setting up and taking down your duck decoy spread.
- TEXTURED GRIP SURFACE – These decoy gloves have a specially designed grip surface on the fingers and palms so you can have a tight grip on your decoys and decoy lines as you place them in the water.
- SOFT INSULATED LINING - Designed with comfort and warmth in mind, the inside of these gloves are lined with 5mm thick soft neoprene to keep you warm and comfortable during your hunting trips.
- ONE SIZE FITS MOST (Medium to Extra Large) - Designed to fit well on a variety of hand sizes (Medium to XL) for a natural and comfortable feel.
Drake Menâ€™s Merino Wool Insulated Full Cushion Sock Liner Cold Weather Boot Socks 3 Pair (Mocha/Black/Camo Green, Men's Shoe Size 9-13 - Sock Size Large)
- Sock and liner system comes with 1 pair of black liner socks, 1 pair of merino wool khaki socks, and 1 pair of merino wool camo socks, black liner socks have wicking feature that pulls moisture away from the foot to keep feet and sock dry while the merino wool socks are knit with premium thermal insulated merino wool that has a natural moisture wicking feature that allows wool blend to stay dry to keep feet extra warm and comfortable for long hours
- Merino wool socks and moisture wicking black liner sock work together to provide maximum thermal regulation to keep your feet extra warm, comfortable and dry in extreme cold conditions
- Khaki socks have 90% merino wool foot, camo sock is knit with premium thermal 40% merino wool that keeps feet extra warm for the coldest winter weather, perfect for hunting, outdoor trail cold weather gear and outdoor athletic activities
- These heavyweight, strong, durable tall boot socks are designed to withstand all climates with reinforced heel and toe that delivers added durability during extended wear for a long lasting sock life
- Khaki and camo socks have full cushion leg and foot that is designed to provide optimal padded comfort, performance design includes stay-up top to keep socks from sliding down with arch support that provides added fit to keep socks in place so there is no slipping and bunching
Browning 129222 Wicked Wing Handwarmer
- 20 shell loops
- Dual bellow pockets each hold a box of shells
- Zippered valuables pouch
Legendary Whitetails Men's Maplewood Hooded Shirt Jacket (XX-Large, Maplewood Brown Plaid)
- Quilted satin lined body and sleeves
- 130 gm of poly-fill insulation
- Zippered entry placket and double lined fleece hood
- Convenient side hand warming pockets
- Legendary® buttons and Signature Buck embroidery
LONDON FOG Boys Oxford Toddler Cold Weather Snow Boot Brown 6
- Waterproof Shell
- Synthetic Upper
- Warm Lined
- Man Made Outsole
Extreme Cold Weather PVC Coated with Thinsulate Lined Decoy Hunting Gloves, 330, Size: One Size Fits Most
- Waterproof sandy finish with rough grip is perfect for duck hunting, fishing, trapping, crabbing and snow blower
- Long extended gauntlet cuff to keep snow, ice and lake water out during winter. Keeps hands dry. Great for field dressing deer and working waterfowl
- Ideal for extremely freezing cold or icy wet weather. Perfect for warm hands during the hunt! Great Drake Gloves!
- Brown glove color helps hunters blend in to wilderness
- 100% PVC Coating / Lining: 100% Thinsulate Insulation (better than fleece)
Muck Arctic Pro Tall Rubber Insulated Extreme Conditions Men's Hunting Boots, Bark, 8 M US
- 8 mm neoprene provides comfort and flexibility, along with excellent waterproofing, shock absorption and heat retention properties; adjusts to your foot shape to resist blisters and chafing
- Muck's warmest boot; fleece lining is soft, durable and provides exceptional warmth in extreme cold; 2 mm thermal foam under the footbed for extra warmth; comfort rated from -60 °F to 30 °F (-50 °C to -1 °C)
- Stretch-fit Comfort Topline snugs calf to seal in warmth while keeping cold and debris out; double reinforcement in the instep, heel and Achilles area where you need it most
- Lightweight EVA midsole for additional cushioning; super aggressive Bob-Tracker outsole is rugged and durable
- High-grade rubber provides extra toughness and makes for a 100% waterproof hunting boot; 17-inch height for maximum protection; rear pull loops for easy on/off
Duck Hunting: More Sneaking Up on Wild Ducks
Article on some of the fascinating things observed sneaking up on wild ducks.
A real pleasure to being sneaky is that sometimes you will sneak up on other things. I have sneaked up on `ripples', thinking for sure I was coming up on some unsuspecting ducks, to instead observe raccoons, muskrats, beaver. Sometimes looking for ducks one will encounter deer, moose, or other bigger creatures. One time when I was just learning to call geese, I called in a coyote. One time I snuck up on the riverbank to sneak up on a hunter who was sneaking up on my decoys! And sometimes I have snuck up on ripples to discover that they were from the wind, or the stream itself, or maybe just `uncategorized' (ripples). In any event the whole act of sneaking spawns adventure or marvel of some kind.
If you `sneaks in undetected' you position yourself to be witness to fascinating things. While ducks and geese are often in flocks, within the flocks they are paired. It not be obvious at first look, but as you patiently observe their movements and interactions, you will discover in fascination, that a big glob of one hundred birds is actually a group of fifty pairs. (And when one of the opposite sex gets to close to one's significant other, he gets chased prompt off.) initially determining pairs is more obvious with most duck species due to the marked difference in plumage male versus female - but look! - even with species such as geese where the plumage and size are nearly identical (male and female) - they are paired.
With geese especially it is obvious that for each family group (dozen or so) there is one bird at all times who functions as `lookout'. I think the role gets passed around, at to some extent, or perhaps just between `parents'. With ducks it seems the females fill this role. They are the hardest to sneak up on, it seems, and also the hardest to see.
Along these lines I generally hunt more mid-day, in contrast to early morning or near sundown. By mid-day the birds are more settled, for one thing. But, more importantly, the lighting is better. Better lighting means better pics. It also means I might be able to see them more easily, before they see me.
Getting in close (undetected) you will get to see birds play, bath, romance, chatter. On one occasion I observed a hen mallard bark like a dog. It was one of the most bizarre experiences I have ever had. I looked around to see `the dog' that had also sneaked up. (But there was none.) I think it was a matter of the hen getting tired of unrelenting romantic advances of her male friend, which she, at least temporarily, put to an end by chasing him off. Sometimes in fog I have heard them collide in flight (or near collide). (But I have not seen one fall to earth from such a collision.)
During the migration you will also observe fascinating things. During the other times of the year the ducks (and geese) fly around in `singles', pairs, family (and maybe family reunion, or `regional') groups. And if flying any distance at all generally form some kind of `V'. If you watch, you will see that they `trade off' flying in front. And, also, when a bird falls out of the V, they really have to struggle to catch up, and sometimes don't. During migration, or as migrating birds fly to and from their feeding and resting places, they may form groups of hundreds, or even thousands. A `V' of birds may be a mile wide. They may swarm into a field for food like `bees'. It is during these times when they are particularly vulnerable (to hunters), as their need for food clouds out their need to not get shot. During such times I (if I am hunting, just) watch.
Another thing that gives me kind of a chuckle with puddle ducks: the first one in the group to take to flight (usually a female) will be dry. The ones behind (her) will be all wet from the splash of her wings on the water on takeoff.
Traveling one of the main roads in an area I often hunt I spotted what looked like some ducks on a stretch of creek I had permission to hunt. The highway and traffic where such that I couldn't pull over (to look closer), or park, so I continued driving to crossroad, and at a safe place parked. Once out of my vehicle I called my wife on my satellite phone to say I had `got into some stuff' and would be a while coming home. Then I started the sneak. Eighty yards from target I shed my shoes. The soft, wet earth was cold, but also soothing. Closer. Slowly closer. At thirty yards I spotted some ripples, and adjusted my final approach. Ten yards. I came up on the water. Nothing. `What the ...?!' I looked up and down the creek and banks. I was sure I had spotted ducks, and seen their ripples. Maybe they had left without notice when I was finding a place to park, and call home. And what about the ripples? Maybe, just maybe, they were just ... ripples.