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About a year ago, I started realizing that my time away from work pretty much revolved around sitting in front of the television. I wanted to do something to get outside and start enjoying my time, so I began focusing on recreational activities and sports. I began going through and really spending time getting to the gym, and the difference was astounding. Within a few short months I really started feeling a lot better, and I knew that I owed it all to having fun, burning some calories, and making some muscle. This blog is here to help other people to enjoy time with their families and check out all of the great things you can do for fun.

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2 Things To Know Before You Start Duck Hunting

by Herbert Richards

If you want to start duck hunting, there are some tips that you can take advantage of that will make it easier for you to get started and enjoying yourself more. So, what are these tips?

Wear the Right Clothes

If you want to enjoy your hunting trip, you want to make sure that you are wearing the right clothes. Since you are going to be out in the water and the marshes and it's likely to be relatively chilly when you are out there, making sure that you have the right gear will mean that you are able to stay warm and healthy while you are hunting. The right clothes start from the skin out. You will want to have something close to your skin that not only will keep you warm but will also wick the moisture away from your skin. You may want to consider something like wool long underwear. The nice thing about wool is that it will keep you warm even when it's wet. Then you can start layering out from there. You are going to want to have camo clothes on over your long johns so that you can hide in the blind easier. Your final layer should be waders and some kind of water-resistant jacket. You are going to have to be wandering around in the water, and the waders are going to keep you dry. Before you buy a pair of waders, make sure you try them out and see if they are comfortable. 

Decoys

You want to be able to trick the ducks into landing in front of you so that you can shoot them. The way to do that is to have decoys that you put out in front of them. The decoys floating around outside the blind are going to tell any flocks of ducks flying around that this is a safe place for them to land, so they are an important part of your hunting gear. You want to make sure that you have a nice mix of male and female decoys. If you look at a flock, you will see that they generally aren't all one sex, so you want to mimic that in your decoy flock. You also want to make sure that you place them correctly so that the birds will land where you want. There are various ways that you can place your decoys, and it may take some time and experimentation to find one that works for you. 

Duck hunting can be an enjoyable pass time. But knowing a few things before you get started can make the whole thing more fun for you. Contact an outfitter, like LIS Outfitting Inc., for more help.

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