On there, you'll find tips on how to best use and hunt ducks, based on interviews of the best DuckHunters, and on discussion with the maker : Eyesofcreeper#0001.
These are all the tips that will apply during the whole game, whatever your level is.
Managing experience is a must on DuckHunt : it is used as a currency, but also to level up and get better statistics.
There are many good shop items, but don't buy them all yet. Instead, keep an eye on your experience and try not to level down when buying something.
New on V4: Beginners luck. The first few levels are in fact giving you an accuracy boost. You may want to stay there for a bit longer while getting some good items.
When the freetime timer expires, you get your gun back (if it was confiscated when you shot someone) and your magazines are refilled for free. Use
dh!freetime to see when freetime happens.
When freetime is coming soon, don't buy chargers if you haven't reached full-emptiness. Don't forget to reload before freetime : bullets are never replenished.
Sometimes, you will find mags in the bushes after killing a duck. But if your backpack is full, you won't be able to take the free magazine you just found, and it'll essentially be deleted, wasting the equivalent of 13 experience.
Ducks either get shot, or they leave, in the same order in which they spawn.
New on V4: Ghost Ducks. Ghost ducks don't send a spawn message when spawning. If you kill one (by chance), remember the duck you probably wanted to kill isn't dead yet!
The achievements are mostly kept between prestige runs and won't give you anything more than a badge on your personal webpage.
Buy a 4-leaf clover as soon as you can, if you will hunt duck in the next day. The clover will give you a bonus ranging from one to ten experience points for every duck you kill. It's usually worth it if you kill more than two ducks in the next day.
In the beginning, and in fact until the later levels where you only have 1 bullet per magazine, it's cheaper to buy magazines and reload than to buy bullets.
The silencer will stop ducks you shoot at from getting frightened, ruining the damage you've done and all the bullets you've spent, and the sight will help you miss less.
Grease will make your weapon jam less often, which can be a good thing if you are competing for speed with others on your channel.
You could get an infrared detector to help save bullets and 2 exp, but I just use
dh!hug to see if there's a duck when I'm not sure.
Eventually you'll get a fancy sniper rifle with only 1 bullet per magazine. At this point in the game buying bullets is better than buying mags.
The 4-leaf clover is almost necessary to counteract the steep price of bullets. The infrared detector is a good investment too, as it'll help you not waste the precious 2 experience from shooting nothing and the 7 experience used to buy a new bullet.
Decoys are great to make more ducks come. If you are alone, consider spending some experience to get babies, super ducks and more to join you.
Most of the anti-sabotage items, such as the weapon cleaning, are useless and should not be bought.