duck flying hours

Discussion in 'Louisiana Flyway Forum' started by Deck III, Dec 21, 2017.

  1. Deck III

    Deck III Senior Refuge Member

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    I was hoping someone would provide some insight in to how many hours a day does a duck fly typically when it is not migrating.
     
  2. TheDuckSlayer

    TheDuckSlayer Elite Refuge Member

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    As long as it takes to get from the refuge to public land right after sunset.
     
  3. Timberrunner205

    Timberrunner205 New Member

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    zero. its probably sitting on a refuge or private field kept open by heaters and water is flooded up to corn ears.
     
  4. borntohunt

    borntohunt Senior Refuge Member

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    Are we talking about union or non-union ducks?
     
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  5. Hiram Evans

    Hiram Evans Senior Refuge Member

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    The old USL Dr. Jacob Crutzfield study found it was 45 minutes, on average. Depending on species, location, moon phase, diet, temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, wind speed, wind direction, aircraft intervention/proximity, cloud cover, and predator presence or absence. Note: This study predates widespread mud motor usage.
     
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  6. La. Legend

    La. Legend Elite Refuge Member

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    Refuge birds will fly around the boundary of the refuge twice a day to dry their feathers out and then sit back down in the same place they left from. Hope this helps.
     
  7. GUNNERX2

    GUNNERX2 Elite Refuge Member

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    They will fly all the hours you are not hunting.
     

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