Denison’s Brian Armstrong is one of the better waterfowl hunters that I’ve ever known, something that I discovered years ago when we met each other at a local Ducks Unlimited dinner.
So it was no surprise that when I sent him a text the other day, he answered back with a glowing report of waterfowl hunting success a couple of weeks ago on the Oklahoma side of the Red River.
“I went goose hunting a couple of weeks ago to the west of Lawton and we did great,” he said. “And on that Sunday, we limited out on ducks.”
Interested in similar success this weekend? Then follow Armstrong’s advice and adjust your late season tactics.
“Scouting is the key right now,” he said. “You’ve got to be where they want to be.”
Next, downsize your decoy spread: “If you’re hunting geese, then you might want a bigger spread. But for late season ducks, smaller spreads are better.”
What about calling? Tone that down too.
“You don’t want to do as much calling on late season ducks,” said Armstrong. “In fact, using a whistle call can be a good thing to do at this time of year. You might throw in a few comeback mallard calls, but don’t over do it.”
Follow Armstrong’s late season advice — get the location right, downsize the decoy spread and tone down the calling — and maybe you’ll be the one with a glowing report of waterfowl hunting success.