Duck hunters generally find that wet, cooler, overcast days create the best environment for duck movement. However, depending on your exact location and time of year, ducks may also be on the move during clear sky days. Wind: Wind is a sure sign that ducks are on the move.
Are Sunny Days bad for duck hunting?
Clear, warm, windless days can make duck hunting tough. Ducks can now fly and raft, dabble or dive anywhere they please. Direct sunlight makes upturned faces glow with electric intensity.
Is cold weather good for duck hunting?
While freezing weather is still a good time to hunt ducks since lower temperatures will burn more calories and birds will have to feed twice a day. No one likes to freeze in extremely cold weather – but if you give it a try and you stay consistent, it can be really rewarding.
What is the best bedding for ducks?
Bedding for the Duckling Brooder
Pine shavings are highly recommended. As with chicks, do not use newspapers or cedar chips as bedding; newspapers are so slick they can damage the duckling’s legs and cedar chips give off harmful fumes.
Do ducks fly when there is no wind?
Oh, ducks and geese will still fly to and from roosting, feeding and loafing areas, but with no wind, they won’t be compelled to continue moving or seek calm areas throughout the day. Further, your decoys will look like lifeless blobs, and although birds might approach your fakes, they often don’t finish. Don’t fret.
Do ducks fly on cloudy days?
Simple answer….. no. The behavior of waterfowl on overcast days aside, the sound waves coming from your call will not be affected in a measurable way by clouds. They’re simply too high up in the atmosphere to matter for our purposes.