While I do not believe in lucky charms, I have found that when hunting waterfowl on a slow day, lighting a good cigar will almost always bring in some ducks. In my experience, the more expensive the cigar, the larger the flock.

The downside is that it’s never possible to park the lit cigar in a safe place and still get off a shot, so the stogie always ends up in the mud on the floor of the duck blind. Still, pulling on a fine cigar is much more enjoyable, and effective, than blowing a fancy $200 acrylic duck call all day.

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