When it comes to blinding up on a duck hunt, I’m a stickler for details. Those hunters who eat Pop-Tarts from the foil wrapper while standing up in the blind just don’t get it. We flare more birds than we realize because half of the birds we spook slip off to the side before we even see them.
How much does tucking away shell boxes matter? What difference does it make to cut fresh brush? If it makes a 10-yard difference to 10 percent of the birds, that’s enough. When it comes to playing hide-and-seek with a black duck on full alert, I don’t cut corners.
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