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By MiBoyTank - 10/31/2013 7:24:52 PM
I've been waterfowl hunting for 4 or 5 years now....but always with someone else that new what they where doing. Or at least more than I know. This year has been my first year going out on my own. I hunt mostly public land west of the twin cities. I get the main idea of scouting is finding birds. But I seem to have a problem killing birds over water. What are ducks eating in the sloughs and lakes is it stuff I should be looking for. Is water clarity something I should worry about? Depth? I would like to be able to narrow down my search as much as possible so I have a higher probability of finding birds in a timely manner. Thanks
By Swamper - 11/1/2013 7:26:14 PM
food and rest.  that's what ducks need.

not sure what kind of "public" hunting areas you speak of .

find areas that are calm, backwaters.  always a good spot for mid morning when they are coming back for water and rest.

as for feeding areas.   you need to find shallow waters that offer good feed.   hunt them in the AM and late afternoons.

good luck