Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Hunting Off-Season Ideas!

It's the off-season for hunting in my book! I didn't know what I was going to be doing till I got to thinking about duck season... so to keep me busy I have rigged up a couple of things to help make this off-season a little more fun.

I thought I might share a couple, but don't want anyone to think I'm crazy! Or, you might as well lock me up...

The Decoy Cam:  I am really ready for duck season to get here, and I'm really ready to put this GoPro to good use, so I came up with this duck decoy camera mount.  For those of you that duck hunt, know that ducks land into the wind and most of the time, near the last decoy of the bunch, especially if you set your decoys up correctly.
If this works the way I hope it does, I should get some great video of the ducks up close coming in for landing as well as when we pump them with steel shot. It took me quite a while to make this, but only took a razorblade, 2 screws, acrylic caulk, and a propane torch...then woolah! I tested the duck with the camera in a kiddie pool and it works just great... now I have to wait till season!

The Dog Cam:  I didn't come up with this idea, but I did want to tell you about this little device since it coincides with IDEA #1.  This is a mount that is going to be attached to the top of my dog when I go duck hunting.  I haven't tested this out yet, but should make for some great dog retrieving shots to go in some of the films we are making.  I still need a GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition... I hear it works great in low light conditions and can also show you what is recording on your iPhone while it is recording!

1 comment:

  1. Try crow hunting. I haven't yet, but thinking about giving it a "shot".