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mix ducks and geese

Postby cazzierock » Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:20 am

do you guys mix the geese right with the ducks? i always wanted to try it. but always put geese on a side or something. just wondering
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Re: mix ducks and geese

Postby LETEMWORK21 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:19 am

Yes it adds confidence for ducks but It doesn't work for geese ie: ducks will land over goose decoys but geese will not land with duck decoys. So if your spread is big throw a smaller family of geese in with your ducks and then throw the larger group of geese off to the side. This way it will look more natural hope it works!
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Re: mix ducks and geese

Postby cazzierock » Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:41 pm

sounds good.
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Re: mix ducks and geese

Postby swamplife90 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:00 pm

My hunting partner and I had geese drop into our duck spread on our last hunt of this season.they never hesitated.
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Re: mix ducks and geese

Postby cwsmith » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:25 pm

swamplife90 wrote:My hunting partner and I had geese drop into our duck spread on our last hunt of this season.they never hesitated.


there's a good chance they wanted to be there in the first place then.
13-14 Season

40 mallards
14 GWT
13 pin
10 spoony
10 buff
9 wigeon
8 rgnk
6 woodie
6 gad
5 barrow's ge
3 merg
3 ruddy
2 l scaup
1 g scaup
1 comm ge
1 can
TOTAL DUCKS = 132

77 canada
4 snow
2 speck
TOTAL GEESE = 83

TOTAL WATERFOWL = 215
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Re: mix ducks and geese

Postby LETEMWORK21 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:31 pm

cwsmith wrote:
swamplife90 wrote:My hunting partner and I had geese drop into our duck spread on our last hunt of this season.they never hesitated.


there's a good chance they wanted to be there in the first place then.

What he said^^^musta been on a roost!
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Re: mix ducks and geese

Postby FowlOffspring » Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:24 pm

LETEMWORK21 wrote:
cwsmith wrote:
swamplife90 wrote:My hunting partner and I had geese drop into our duck spread on our last hunt of this season.they never hesitated.


there's a good chance they wanted to be there in the first place then.

What he said^^^musta been on a roost!


Not necessarily. We used to hunt a marsh a lot that was just solely for loafing because most of it was either mud flats or 2 1/2 to 3 foot deep water and mixed our duck decoys with our goose decoys and killed a ton of geese and ducks over the same setup.
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Re: mix ducks and geese

Postby swamplife90 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:01 pm

Not even close with that spot geese tend to fly high and never look down I decided to take the call one morning just to see if they would get low enough to get a shot and had the whole flock of 10 turn on a dime lock up and drop in we let half land, they all landed in the duck decoys, we shot 3 that were still on the wing and 2 that had flushed off the water. I haven't used single goose decoy in there and it usually only takes a honk or 2 and some clucks and they lock right up.
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Re: mix ducks and geese

Postby LETEMWORK21 » Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:53 am

swamplife90 wrote:Not even close with that spot geese tend to fly high and never look down I decided to take the call one morning just to see if they would get low enough to get a shot and had the whole flock of 10 turn on a dime lock up and drop in we let half land, they all landed in the duck decoys, we shot 3 that were still on the wing and 2 that had flushed off the water. I haven't used single goose decoy in there and it usually only takes a honk or 2 and some clucks and they lock right up.

Ya I had that happen to me this year too in early teal and goose had a whole flock of 20 drop in like they were camacazis when I started callin just to see how'd they react dropped in a landed all in real decoys...too bad goose ended the day before and teal was only open :mad: it all just depends on how pressured and educated the birds are truly what it boils down too.
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