Duck hunting has many time-honored tips and tricks to coax ducks into shotgun range. One is incorporating motion into your decoy spread, especially on windless, cloudy days. Spinning-winged decoys work well and create the illusion of ducks landing in the decoys. Duck are attracted to and home in on the spinning-winged motion, sometimes from great distances. That’s particularly helpful on cloudy days when decoys are harder for ducks to see. Another option is using a jerk cord for water setups. Affix several feet of decoy cord to the keel of a floating decoy and run it back to your blind. Jerk the cord as ducks appear. Ducks are rarely static on the water; the more movement, the better.

Tori McCormick