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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:36 am 
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This spring I'd really like to go for great waterfowl pics. Do you guys do anything special for water sets, like baiting and etc. I have noticed that many of you place cameras where there are old logs going into the water. Any tips are appreciated.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:27 am 
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A little corn in water in front of camera, but placed that it doesn't show on camera. Also if you can get the sun as a backdrop, makes for a cool picture.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:23 pm 
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Loafing logs are the best! you can use natural ones that the birds are using already, or put a log in the water in a good spot that has a scenic background...and the birds will come. Throw in some grain/corn in the water around the loafing log and you have a recepie for a successful waterfowl set! I've also used ploating platforms out in open water which have done realy well. and I've also done the grain/corn on the shore but so that my camera can't see it.

Putting the grain/corn in the water works good because it's normall out of site of the camera, and dabbling ducks like to eat it off the bottom.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:07 pm 
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One set I've wanted to make is the "underwater flasher". Just to see if it works as a visual lure. I'd put a cheap flashlight with the flasher setting in a jar and anchor it under water near the shore. Might drive the coons crazy. But probably more work than necessary.


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Awesome shot Tom! Beaver Ponds are my favorite sets, wildlife is diverse and plentiful.

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I try to make my water sets so I make the duck go into the area for the best picture by finding a narrow waterway with a good background. I don't need any bait if I choose a location where ducks travel. I try to avoid large open water, I want the duck close for the best picture. All beaver dams have a trail over them which works well for closeups. Here are 2 locations that work well for me.


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Fantastic pictures. Thats the kind of shots I hope to be able to get in time. Great job. Really enjoy your pictures.

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