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how do you shoot aa duck on water with a youth compuond should you use a broad head

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  • rudyglove27
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    Go ahead and do it!!!

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  • CavRecon
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    Be my guest if your state regs allow it.

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  • hjohn429
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    How is shooting a duck on the water unethical? I mean when people shoot them out of the air with a shotgun it is very unethical. You are way more likely to cripple or wound a duck if you shoot it from the air than if you take a stationary head-shot on the ground or water with a 22. I say if it is legal than you should deffinately go for it.

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  • hunt_fish_sleep
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    can anyone around here spell legal?

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  • Quackhead6
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    I say if it is legal go for it and have fun but you should check all local and federal regulations before doing so.If legal I would look into getting a recurve or a longbow and using flu flu arrows with either Judo points,small game points, blunt tips,and the even make a bird hunting point that has wires around it it sort of trap the wings. With either one of these set ups and the flu-flu arrows you will be able to shoot ducks,geese and almost any upland bird out of the air and not on the water. In most case except for shooting cripples shot out of the air it is ILLEGAL! to shoot any waterfowl not in the air.

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  • DakotaMan
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    Some arrows float. Shoot light field tips; not broad heads so they don't sink. Like haresear, I shoot fish with them so I can get to longer shots than with the heavy fiberglass harpoon arrows. If I miss, the arrow floats up. If you hit the duck, it floats too. Just make sure it is legal... there is no doubt about it being sporting... I haven't seen too many northern mallards that you could draw in... they are pretty cagey!

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  • MB915
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    So if it is unethical to shoot a duck/goose on the water with an bow or gun, why is it ethical to then shoot a turkey when it is standing on the ground with a bow or gun.

    Shouldnt you call the turkey into range then flush him and shoot him out of the air?

    How is there any difference, please enlighten me.

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  • buckhunter
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    Arrows float. I would try judo points but you may have a problem with penetration if your arrow is not moving fast enough. Otherwise use any fixed blade broadhead you have. It sounds like fun.

    I will add, one good shot on a duck out of the air and you'll never shoot at one in the water again.

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  • willkillsdeer
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    if its leagel try a bow fishing setup but i don't really think thats very ethical to shoot them on the water and you would have a lot better luck with a shotgun

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  • idduckhntr
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    Del with all do respect I shot some ducks last winter out of the canal by house,I used judo points also shot a pheasnt last season to I agree I would rather use a shot gun but these birds were in the ify zone wetherer or not it was in city limits or not.hunt fish sleep its not your state that decides whether or not you can shoot them with a bow it is feds and yes it is leagle.

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  • haresear
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    Arrows actually float rather well, solid wood ones float and so do hollow aluminum arrows. I’ve shot fish with them both, you just have to go chase ‘em. As far as ethics go, I’ll lay odds that a good duck hunter with a gun will come home with more birds shot from the sky than the archer who bow shoots them off the water. Who’s to say it’s not a hell of a challenge unless you have given it a try. In New England they shoot northern pike in shallow water with center fire rifles; it’s legal and sounds like fun to me. Just because it’s different from what you know or grew up with does not mean it has to be bad. Hey, we’re all in this together, hunting, fishing, shooting, etc, different disciplines for different folks. If it’s legal why not give it a try before you dismiss it as foolhardy or unsportsmanlike. If its not your cup of tea, that’s cool, but why take a duck dinner off another guys plate, it may be twice as hard to get them with a bow than with the shotgun and you just might come home to a bag of burgers instead of fricassee if you gave it a try.

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  • Taylor3535
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    If the bird is floating in the water, This is soooo.... unethical.

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  • MB915
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    Its also legal in Kansas, and North Dakota.

    Before people just assume something is illegal, they should do a little more research.

    So hfedder40, if this is something you truly want to persue, i would check your state regulations, see if it is legal, then give it a try.

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  • MB915
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    So i just did some quick checking, it is legal in the state of Maryland. Vertical bows (compound, recurve, or straight limb) may be used to hunt nutria, woodchucks, and all game birds and game mammals, including migratory game birds, with the exception of beaver, long-tailed weasel, mink, muskrat, and river otter.

    I know Tred Barta has hunted Geese(over land) with a Recurve Bow before, he was not succesful, but I know other states allow it as well.

    As for doing it over the water, people are right, you would lose your arrows.

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  • Del in KS
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    The only ethical reason to shoot a duck on water is in the case of a cripple shot out of the air.

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