Surge reception for catching waterfowl is not used very often. Nevertheless, this method is quite justified, and in some cases it is the only way to get a bird. For example, if the game is located in a remote and inaccessible part of the reservoir or swims in open water beyond the shot distance, only a surge can not be left without a trophy. This technique has its own characteristics, but if all the rules are followed, hunting can become more prey at times.
If a bird is constantly staying away from the shore, it takes a very long time to enter it without a surge. But even long hours spent in hiding do not guarantee the successful completion of the hunt. The game rush in this case resolves tedious and often unjustified uncertainty. The purpose of the surge is not only to bring the birds closer to the shooter lurking at the coastal support, but also to drive the bird from neighboring areas of the same reservoir or even adjacent to it.
Surge waterfowl hunting involves two things. Firstly, it is a surge of a bird in sight, forcing it to approach the shooter, who is hiding on the shore, without climbing on the wing. Secondly, it is a surge for birds from neighboring areas of the reservoir. Most often, the bird is caught up with stuffed animals, to which ducks flying by can sit down much more boldly. Also, other types of waterfowl can get hooked on stuffed animals.
For any of the two methods, regardless of the presence of stuffed animals, you must choose the most secluded corner for hunting. This site should be regularly visited by waterfowl that are common in the area. Surge hunting is carried out not alone, but together or three. While one of the hunters is hiding in ambush, the others play the role of game beaters. Depending on the number of birds, you can change the alignment of forces - one shooter, two beaters or several shooters in ambush and one beater.
Beaters will need boats on large and medium-sized bodies of water.
Without them, you will only be able to hunt on a small reservoir, when the bird can be driven from the opposite bank. True, only a bird swimming openly, in full view, is urged on. This method is not always effective, since the flock, seeing a person, can simply take off and fly away. The waterfowl surge technique is not as simple as it might initially seem.
The place of the reservoir, in which it is planned to set up an ambush, should be actively visited by waterfowl. The hunter should pay attention to the surface of the water - you can always make out such areas where birds are most often. Most often they come from the opposite: if there are no trampled, parted algae, feathers and fluff scattered on the water on the site, you should not build an ambush here. A keen-sighted hunter will always accurately guess where it is better to arrange a shelter so that the hunt does not turn out to be "empty".
Often, ducks are afraid to swim to a certain part of the reservoir, while they stay a hundred meters further away all the time. Some factors scare away and alert the bird. For example, excessively dense thickets of trees and bushes along the banks, dark spots of trunks on the water, stumps or dark spots in the coastal thickets scare off waterfowl. It makes no sense to build an ambush in this place. A hunter, sitting in it, will only be puzzled to observe the ducks sitting nearby, but stubbornly not approaching the shot range. It seems as if the birds see the hunter, but they are not. They may not see a person, but nevertheless they may not swim closer to the shore than two hundred meters.
Not every catching bird descends on the water near the hiding place. Some individuals, not intending to land, fly at a close, but insufficient distance for a shot from the ambush. It is important for the shooter to choose such a place for the shelter, so that it is convenient for shooting at seated and flying ducks, but also reliably shaded from duck eyes. Helping in this matter is khaki clothing, sheathed with bunches of grass growing along the banks of the reservoir.
Surge of waterfowl without lifting on the wing requires especially careful and quiet races from hunters. It is necessary to quietly and smoothly approach and move away from the flock, predicting the intentions of the birds by their behavior. In general, the maneuvers of the beater are similar to those that are carried out when bustards and black grouse overtake stuffed animals. Sometimes, by means of a surge, it is possible to bring even the swans that do not yield to pressure closer to the shot. Poultry overtaking with wing lift is somewhat easier. From the surgeon, only knowledge is required in which part of the reservoir ducks and other waterfowl can be found, as well as where they can move during the surge.