Geese Decoys in Duck spreads

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Geese Decoys in Duck spreads

Postby Weston81 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:39 am

I have been reading online and through this form and it seems a lot of guys use geese decoys in their duck spreads. I am looking into buying a half dozen Canadian goose floaters to add to my duck spread. My question is, do you pair them up or spread them out? It seems like everytime I see them they are swimming in groups. I've goose hunted a few times but always with other people and I didn't think to look at the decoy setup.
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Re: Geese Decoys in Duck spreads

Postby 2500hdon37s » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:50 am

I always bring 4-8 and set them at the far end of my spread at about 50 yards. they add a lot of confidence and give me a nice marker of how far the ducks are.
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Re: Geese Decoys in Duck spreads

Postby Weston81 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:57 am

Thanks for the info.
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Re: Geese Decoys in Duck spreads

Postby noweil » Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:59 pm

My best duck decoys are goose decoys. I put out goose decoys with a couple ducks off to the side. 9 out of 10 times the ducks land with the goose decoys and completely ignore the duck decoys. I put my geese 15 yards on the close side to about 25 yards on the outside. The ducks and geese both drop right in behind the goose decoys. Average about 100 geese a year and more ducks than that in a normal year just over that little spread. Just hunting on weekends and holidays with 1-3 guys on public and private ground. I like my goose decoys close cause that is where the shooting will be.
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Re: Geese Decoys in Duck spreads

Postby noweil » Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:05 pm

Another spread
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Re: Geese Decoys in Duck spreads

Postby PassinthruOutdoors » Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:03 am

I always have goose decoys out in our duck spreads. We use them as confidence dekes and the ducks like them, plus when both season are open it sure doesn't hurt. Same as most above we put them on the edge of the spread.
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Re: Geese Decoys in Duck spreads

Postby krazybronco2 » Sat Sep 01, 2012 8:25 pm

we set up for geese today with nothing but goose decoys and had 2 ducks land in them and we did nothing to call them in just had them land and swim around for about 5 mins before they left.
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Re: Geese Decoys in Duck spreads

Postby aboz » Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:08 am

In most situations I do. They are big and easy to see for the ducks. I think they really help.
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Re: Geese Decoys in Duck spreads

Postby imboray » Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:52 pm

If I was forced to choose between Spread (a) a dozen mallard decoys & 2 cananda floaters or Spread (b) 2 mallard decoys & a dozen canada floaters, to kill mallards, I would choose spread (b) everyday of the week & twice on sunday!! Mallards love canada decoys, especially late season
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