Bird Hitch by Waterfowl Junkie

Here is a game-changing product for those who are seeking a fast way to clean their birds. Even better, for those times when you limit out on ducks and geese and since you stayed later, you’re now in a hurry.

Waterfowl Junkie introduces the Bird Hitch and Bird Hitch H-2.  Both make the job easier and quicker with just a few movements.  Waterfowl Junkie also released the Bird Hitch Table Mount Unit allowing you to mount yours on many types of surfaces, which is great if you have a duck camp!

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$129.99

The Bird Hitch is great for out of town trips,hot days when you want to toss breasts in a cooler or just for removing breasts in the field to avoid disguarding carcus at home. With “The Bird Hitch” you can also leave the head on if that is what your state requires. Fits into any 2″ truck receiver, there is also saw teeth for wing removal. This model works on Ducks, Pheasants and smaller Geese.

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$179.99

The new Bird Hitch H-2 Bird Breaster now works on any sized Game Birds including Large Canada Geese, Cranes,Swans and Turkeys… The new Honk Hammer arm has tons of power to take on the Biggest of birds that you can put on it. Leave the Hammer in the down position and clean smaller birds fast and easy the way the Bird Hitch is famous for. Pull 2 pins and it folds down compact and fits into the free carrying case.

$99.99

$99.99

The NEW Bird Hitch Table Mount Unit is the ultimate tool for cleaning birds at any location. It`s an investment that will last a lifetime saving you countless hours cleaning birds. Mount this unit to just about anything solid, cleaning tables, fence posts,tree stumps, trailers ect.

 

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Changing Up Your Decoy Spread

Mallards, gadwalls, wigeons, pintails and teal all fly great distances for winter migration and do you know what they all have in common? They all get shot at and see more of the same looking decoy spreads along the way. Making them more and more wary of decoys as the season goes on.

I’m not going to give ducks credit for being smart animals and having the capability of telling the differences between a real duck and a fake duck. They have a brain the size of a pea. But I will give them credit for being able to recognize the same old decoy spreads time after time and coming to realize or having some sort of instinctual trigger kick in making them say hey every time I fly into a spread like that one I get shot. If they weren’t able to detect danger waterfowl would have went extinct a long time ago.

Most duck hunters have an all mallard spread and who can blame them. Everyone loves shooting limits and mallards and they are the most dominant species of duck in North America. But how often do you just see mallards sitting in a field or on a pond. Not very and I am willing to bet that there is another species of duck sitting in there with them. So why not have more than one species in your decoy spread. It will help lure in other species of ducks to fill out your limit and also set your decoy spread apart from other hunters. Especially helping out when you’re hunting high pressure hunting areas.

I am going to leave you with one more thought. Confidence decoys. They say to ducks all clear everything is safe down here. Goose decoys are a popular choice and will feed in the same area as ducks and will also give you a chance of being able to bag a goose or two if you are lucky. Herons or cranes are another popular option and are some of the wariest birds and by placing one 45 yards or more outside your spread will help instill safety in your decoy spread to other ducks. If you are hunting in an area where coots are around I recommend giving them a try. They often feed in the same areas as ducks and I guarantee you will be one of the few hunters that use them. Just place them on the side of your spread. You may get laughed at by fellow hunters when you pull out your coots, but you will have the last laugh when you are on your way home with a limit of ducks and they are still sitting in the blind wondering why ducks aren’t decoying into their spread.

Ducks Interrupt Pursuit

Portland, OR – On duty Police Traffic Officer Mark James got more than what he typically expects on a pursuit.

James’ dash-cam video released by the the Portland Police Bureau, started out with what looked like to be a routine stop.  However, it was anything but routine.  With the up-beat music starting, James starts his pursuit of a car going 52 MPH in a 35 MPH zone.  The car quickly leaves the screen not to be seen again.  Still in his pursuit, James notices a hen and her ducklings walking the lane divider.  Without questioning himself he stops his pursuit and guides the ducks to a safe ditch.

This isn’t the fist entertaining video release by the Portland Police Bureau.  Shortly after the “Harlem Shake” craze, they posted this YouTube hit as a PSA (Public Service Announcement).

New 2013 ACTION from G&H

THE WADDLER

These new automated decoys “waddle like a duck”  and appear to be a walking and feeding duck. This realistic motion is created by a servo that is programmed to mimic feeding and waddling movement of Mallards in the field. The WADDLER is so lifelike that it creates a somewhat optical illusion whereas it is difficult to determine what decoys in the flock are not moving.  These full bodied, automated decoys can be set up on rough ground such as corn stubble and feed fields, and is also stable in strong winds.  The base is semi-waterproof and will repel light rain or wet conditions but is not meant to be submerged.

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The WADDLER is available in either HEN or DRAKE.

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Purchase includes a 6 volt rechargeable battery (much like that used on Mojo decoys) that will last approx. 25-30 hours between recharging. (No charger included)   The base includes a chord for carrying and is light for easy transport and a push button start for simple set up and continuous, programmed movement.   The battery is housed inside the base; sealed by two wing-nuts for easy access.  The WADDLER comes with a one year limited warranty.

This is a new concept in decoy realism from G&H DECOYS, a waterfowl tradition since 1934 and is still Made in America!  As with all decoys made by G&H, the WADDLER is made of high impact plastic and is guaranteed to be the best paint adhesion on the market today.

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THE REVOLUTION

H200FREVThe Revolution Goose decoys move like a live goose and are available in honker, snow and speckled belly.  This motion is created by a servo that is programmed to mimic the feeding and waddling movement of geese in the field.  They are offered in either feeder or greeter head positions and can be set up on rough terrain in variable conditions including ice.  The base is semi-waterproof and will repel light rain or wet conditions but is not meant to be submerged.   These automated decoys are so lifelike that it creates a somewhat optical illusion whereas it is difficult to determine what decoys in the flock are not moving.

Purchase includes a 6 volt rechargeable battery  (much like that used on Mojo decoys that will last approx. 25-30 hours between recharging. (No charger included)  The base includes a chord for carrying and is light for easy to transport and a push button start for simple set up and continuous, programmed movement.   The battery is housed inside the base; sealed by two wing-nuts for easy access.  The REVOLUTION  comes with a one year limited warranty.

This is a new concept in decoy realism from G&H DECOYS, a waterfowl tradition since 1934 and is still Made in America!  As with all decoys made by G&H, the REVOLUTION  is made of high impact plastic and is guaranteed to be the best paint adhesion on the market today.

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1-800-443-3269

For more info check our website (ghdecoys.com)

 

THE DECEIVER

These new Automated decoys move like a real turkey and can be set up on rough terrain in variable conditions.  The motion is created by a servo that is programmed to mimic the natural movement of turkeys in the field and run near silent to not attract undo attention.  The base is semi-waterproof and will repel light rain or wet conditions.

 Available in Tom in an upright position or Hen in a feeding position.

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Purchase includes a 6 volt rechargeable battery (much like that used on Mojo decoys) that will last approx. 25-30 hours between recharging.  (No charger included)  The base includes a chord for carrying and is light for easy to transport and a push button start for simple set up and continuous, programmed movement.  The battery is housed inside the base; sealed by two wing-nuts for easy access.  The DECEIVER comes with a one year limited warranty.

This is a new concept in decoy realism from G&H DECOYS, a waterfowl tradition since 1934 and is still Made in America!  As with all decoys made by G&H, the DECEIVER is made of high impact plastic and is guaranteed to be the best paint adhesion on the market today.

1-800-443-3269

For more info check our website (ghdecoys.com)

Low Pressure Tactics for High Pressured Ducks

Submitted by: Michael Pendley

We’ve all been there. The scouting trip from the previous evening had pinpointed that perfect public land spot. The birds had poured in, the cover was thick enough to hide in and the wind was forecast to be perfect. Early the next morning you make the trek back to the spot, hopes high and spirits soaring with the promise of the high paced shooting to come. Then you see it, the tiny pinpoint beam of headlights in the distance that lets you know someone else had marked the spot as well. Or even worse, you get there and place your decoys, build your makeshift blind and hunker down to wait for shooting light only to watch someone come in and set up on top of you, ruining both your chances for a good hunt.

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Photo courtesy of B. Pendley

Or maybe you have had the spot mostly to yourself for a while now. Several good hunts have resulted and it has been a pretty spectacular season so far. But lately the ducks are shy, flaring farther and farther out and refusing to work. No amount of added decoys or pleading calls can coax the fowl into shooting range. It is clearly time to make a change.

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Photo courtesy of B. Pendley

It’s time to make a move. Hang up the decoy bags and break out the maps. Downsizing the water you hunt and the equipment you use can be just the ticket this time of year. Follow these simple steps to get back on the ducks.

Internet scouting can work: No, I am not talking about scanning the forums for grip and grin photos of successful hunts then paylaking their spots. Instead, pull up your hunting area on Google Earth or Wikimapia.org. Can’t get good images of your spot? Pick up a good old fashioned topo map of the area. Think back to previous hunts and scouting trips in the area. What flight path did most of the birds use?  Check that area for smaller ponds and creeks away from the road. Keep an eye out for hardwood timber areas where beavers might have dammed a creek and flooded a section. Moving water can be particularly productive in the late season when standing water has locked up with ice.

Hang up the decoy bags: When you find a hot spot on small water, a half dozen decoys is more than enough spread to attract attention. To make up for the small number of decoys, run at least two of the six rigged as a jerk string. Ducks can pick up on the movement from remarkable distances as they fly over. Since you don’t need a lot of decoys, make the ones you do use the most lifelike available. As the birds make their fly overs, they will have time to check out each and every deke, make sure they pass inspection.

Leave the waders at home: I like a good pair of hip boots for small water hunting. To get away from high pressured public areas often requires one heck of a hike. Chest waders will wear you down in hurry. Most small waters are wade-able with hip or even knee boots. If you do find a deeper spot, pack your chest waders in a backpack and put them on when you get to your destination.

And keep the calls in your pocket: Well, not really, but tone your calling WAY down. High pressured birds have been hit with more highballs, feed chuckles and pleading comebacks than a contest judge in Stuttgart. Once the birds start to work, stick mainly with quiet chuckles and quacks. Throw in a drake call or two or mix things up with gadwall, pintail or wood duck calls to give the birds something they haven’t heard. When the birds are in range, take the shot. Wary birds over small water are hard to land. They might not make that extra pass either. Don’t pass a shot when you have it, you might not get another chance.

Next season, when the birds get shy and the crowds get thick, put these small water, low pressure tactics to work. The shooting might not be as hot and heavy as an open water blind with fresh birds, but it beats the heck out of sitting all day without picking up your gun.