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Would you like to improve your waterfowling success and make each trip a bit safer and more enjoyable?
These 30 tips could help!
Shell Deke Fix-up
The stake holes in plastic shell decoys often get worn and too large to properly hold stakes in place. You can repair the dekes with two-part epoxy and metal washers that will fit over the ends of your stakes. Use sandpaper to roughen the surface around the stake holes, and apply epoxy to the area. Place a washer on the epoxy and allow to dry. The washers create a tighter fit for your decoy stakes, which will help hold them in place.
Hold-downs for Pants
Do your pants ride up your legs when you slide into your waders? Remedy this aggravating problem by sewing two pieces of elastic to the bottom of each pants leg then putting them around the bottom of your feet before putting on your waders.
Need an easy way to move several dozen decoys from your clubhouse to your field-hunting blind? Try using a garbage can on wheels. A commercial can will hold two to three dozen standard duck decoys.
Casting for Ducks
If you don't have a retrieving dog and you're hunting a pond or stream too deep for wading, carry a casting rod and floating plug. You can cast to fallen ducks, hook and retrieve them.