I went to the Palmer Hay flats at the mouth of Cottonwood Creek Saturday for my second duck hunting outing. I walked along way through the swamps, only to jump five birds and missed them all. I was using 3" Remington Nitro 4 shot and a full choke. I tried to put the bead on the head of the bird as they flew. Should I go up to 3 Shot? Is a full choke a good choice? I don't have any decoys but would I be better off sitting in one spot and waiting for birds to fly over me?
I shot one duck last week at the mouth of Knick River that tasted so good I had to shoot some more.