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FAQ About Flooded Timber Duck Hunting in Tennessee

Flooded timber duck hunting can be an incredibly rewarding experience. It offers the opportunity to harvest some of the tastiest game birds around and provides a unique challenge that can’t be found elsewhere.

However, before heading out into flooded timber, there are a few things that you need to know.

Therefore, we have compiled a list of some of the most common questions and answers that duck hunters in Tennessee are most interested in, so let’s dive in.

How to Take Care of a Shotgun During Waterfowl Season?

Taking care of your shotgun is fundamental. Thus, to do that properly, you need to do the following:

  • Keeping your shotgun dry,
  • Oil your shotgun regularly,
  • Clean the shotgun barrel and the action,
  • Keep an eye on the magazine and the shotgun stock.

Where Do You Aim When Duck Hunting?

When duck hunting, you should always aim for the head because if you hit the head, you will kill the duck instantly.

Even though the body is a much larger target but is not as vital as the head since, if you hit the body, the duck can still fly away or swim away; therefore, it is essential to focus on hitting the head when duck hunting.

What Is the Best Time of Day to Duck Hunt?

The best time to duck hunt is early in the morning since, during this time, most ducks are actively feeding and, because of that, are less careful.

Also, the light is typically better during this time of day, making it easier to spot your target.

How to Act and Think Like a Real Duck Hunter?

Since ducks are wild animals, you need to act and think like some predator out there in the wild. Therefore, you need to be patient, dead quiet, and unmoving since ducks can easily notice a movement.

When we say unmoving, we don’t mean that you need to stand like a statue but are prepared on your spot without moving in the blind.

Do Ducks Land in Front of or Behind Decoys?

Since hunters use two types of decoys (stationary and moving ones), the answer to this question depends because when ducks see stationary decoys, they usually approach from behind so that they can land on the water in front of the decoys.

However, when they see moving decoys, they will often approach from the front so that they can land on the water behind the decoys.

Therefore, hunters need to know which decoy they use before choosing a position.

Can Ducks See Decoy Line?

Even though ducks fly low to the water, they can’t see the decoy line.

What Is the Best Wind Direction for Duck Hunting?

The best wind direction for duck hunting is from the south since it can slow duck flight.

Who to Call for Guided Duck Hunts in Tennessee?

The answer to this question is quite easy – Waterfowl Unlimited, the most known company for flooded timber duck hunting in Tennessee.

Waterfowl Unlimited specializes in guided duck hunting on Reelfoot Lake, situated in west Tennessee. With three generations of duck hunting and over 150 years of experience (yeap, you read it right, 150 years), we are your number one choice for guided duck hunts.

We’ll take you to some of the best spots and habitats of pintail, gadwall, widgeon, and mallards, provide a safe and secure duck hunting environment, and help you have all the fun and excitement that you’re looking for.

Therefore, contact us if you are interested in guided duck hunting on Reelfoot Lake, and be prepared for some feathers in ya’ face!

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