Hey all! I haven't posted in quite a while, but I have a question for fellow duck hunters. My buddy and I leased a private spot this season and did a thorough scouting of the area upon signing the lease. The ducks rested in the creek just to the west of our blind spot (maybe 300 yards or so), so we figured we'd be able to set enough decoys and call them near enough to get some shots off. After half a season of hunting, we're yet to shoot a limit of ducks and have a hard time getting them to take a look at us. We've changed decoy spreads, added motion, everything we could think of.
Then just today, I got the call. Another buddy of mine got permission to hunt another bit of land about a half-mile up the creek and went to check it out today. On the way, he found another blind between ours and where he will be hunting. At low tide, he was able to see (using his words) "a sh%*-ton of corn" spread out in front of the blind, along with 200-300 mallards just sitting in the water and resting on the bank of the creek around it.
Starting to see why those ducks won't take a look at us.
Not quite sure how to proceed as I've never had a situation like this. Suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Hope everyone is doing well this holiday season!!