Late Season Puddler setups!!!

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Late Season Puddler setups!!!

Postby duckhunter25 » Tue Sep 20, 2005 4:16 pm

Hey guys. Just wondering what you lads do different as the season wears down? Here we sometimes downsize our spreads from several dozen too 1 dozen or half dozen and usually mix in some geese.
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Postby Mallyard » Tue Sep 20, 2005 5:25 pm

I too usually down size my spread, I some times only set out 3 deeks. 2 males and a female. We also add 3 or 4 doz geese to our spread, a mixture of floaters, shells, and FB's. They'll pay off when you have that flock of geese fly over. I also call less, and with a call that sounds different. Such as a really raspy call that's quiet. Just make your spread different from the next guys.
I know a guy that late season he'll let out 3 doz. redheads, and 5 goose floaters. He'll blow a honk and a few clucks every once in a while when he see's a flock of ducks. He swears by it. Oh, and he hunts from 9:30 till 2:30 in the afternoon. He said all the ducks come in after the hunters leave... I don't know though. I've never seen him walk out with a limit.

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Postby kyfowler » Tue Sep 20, 2005 5:31 pm

i down size on the puddle ducks and put out some bluebills and about a doz. honker floaters. dont call very much and don't even call when the ducks are locked up and coming at us.
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Postby texasduckblaster » Tue Sep 20, 2005 6:00 pm

I found that in my area towards the end of the season 2 decoys work much better than 2 dozen decoys.
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Postby duckhunter25 » Tue Sep 20, 2005 6:14 pm

Thanks for the feedback. Its the same thing everywhere i geuss. But one thing doesnt change eh......Find where the birds want to be.
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Postby SwampHunter » Sun Sep 25, 2005 12:03 pm

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Postby thebiggrfigr » Fri Nov 04, 2005 11:10 am

I know where i hunt on public land that you'd better have a couple dozen decoys out, if not other folks will be sucking all the birds in. With that said when we hunt a lake nearby late in the year we do tend to scale down but not too awfully much. We dont start really getting anybirds anymore until the end of the season, Jan, and then we only have a couple weeks to hunt, so we dont change up that awfully much.
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Postby 10 ga. » Wed Nov 09, 2005 12:44 am

When theres a bunch of guys hunting an area I always try to do something different 4either more or less usually more though and a little less callin and more motion.
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Postby 870 » Wed Nov 09, 2005 8:46 pm

down size big time 1-2 pair
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Postby donell67 » Wed Nov 09, 2005 9:18 pm

late season we dont put out many puddlers but lots of geese and divers.
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