When you locate a flock, things get interesting. In Virginia and West Virginia, where Jim Clay hunts, scattering flocks is the longtime tactic of choice. He hikes high ground and tries to spot feeding birds in a hollow or bottom. Using terrain and cover, he sneaks close to the flock, lays down his shotgun and runs toward the birds, yelling or even barking like a dog. However, if you pop right over a ridge and there they are (believe me, this happens) take a shot if you have one. If not, you have to make them fly. You need to scatter them in as many directions as possible. No other instance in hunting allows you to be this carefree, so take advantage of it.