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I am looking for any tips/advice on waterfowl hunting in the afternoon/evenings. I am a high school metal shop teacher and with the shortening days I can't scout or hunt before school. Would love to hear from guys that are successful and what tactics they use , and how it's different than morning hunting. Thanks in advance.
 

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You can kill ducks anytime of the day. I believe mornings are better so that is when I hunt,however if I only had evenings I would be hunting. If you are north zone you have some time,but south zone you are done as time change will not allow you to get out evenings after the 15 of November. Tactics are no different.
 

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Don't know what type of hunting you do (fiield or water) but. In my area it's all about water. The birds are flying back to the roost. We find where the birds are resting in the afternoon and waylay them on the way back to the roost. We don't shoot the roost.

In the NW zone where I hunt it's hunting around propagation areas where the birds have rested during the afternoon and fly back to roosts. Anywhere from 2 PM until the last minute of shooting time is best. I leave the decoys at home and strictly pass shoot. For swamps or rivers find the flight path that the birds use and set up under it and have at it. The nicer the weather, sunny and calm, the later the birds will fly.

Over the years I've been shooting just as many birds in the last hour of the day as I do in the first light of the day.
 
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