12 common mistakes that can totally @#$%&! your duck hunt—and how to avoid them in the first place
#6 WEAR IMPROPER CAMO
Camouflage is designed to help hunters blend into their surroundings. So, if you’re hunting in a light-coloured field but wearing dark camo, you’re going to stick out like a beacon and spook the ducks. On the flip side, if you wear a camo pattern that matches your hunting environment, you’ll blend in and the ducks won’t notice you.
Thankfully, there are countless camouflage patterns available to match any waterfowling situation you may encounter, from green fields and marshes, to tan-coloured wheat and barley fields, to dark-brown pea and lentil crops. When choosing camouflaged clothing, avoid shiny zippers and buttons, which can alert birds to your presence. And don’t forget to wear camo gloves and facemasks. Most hunting accessories, such as blind bags and coffee mugs, are also available in camouflage finishes to make them blend in.