Less is more in some cases, so avoid making your blind stand out by working on it too much. Finding another spot someplace else as a backup is also a smart tactic.
After a few ATV or SxS runs your blind is built. Now you've got to fool sky-bound ducks and geese during the season. What if the quackers and honkers won't drop in tight, and choose to land outside your spread? You've got to tighten that blind up. Move decoys closer, and make your pocket right next to the blind using a hook-type set.
Tote your decoys to the blind on your SxS or ATV. Put several duck species in close, especially those you're specifically hunting and imitating—no brainer, right? Mix in goose dekes. Ducks can then reference the decoys tight to the blind when you call. Also, if ducks are lighting to the left side of the blind, you can move the decoys to the right side, and vice versa.
What if your blind spots won't hold waterfowl? Find an out-of-the way location nearby, maybe a place where ducks and geese take refuge due to hunting pressure. Sometimes a small beaver made water hole or farm pond is the answer.
Your four Yamaha wheels will help you check out new places during your blind scouting efforts, and you'll have fun in the process.by Steve Hickoff
by Steve Hickoff