Scenario - Duck Season Opener

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Scenario - Duck Season Opener

Postby DuckSleuth » Wed Sep 29, 2004 7:24 am

Since I know you guys are chompin' at the bit for the Season Opener, let's do a little scenario. Say you are planning to start the season on a big river impoundment. You've done your homework and scouted the area. The area you have chosen to hunt is near the mouth of a small bay near the main river channel. During your scouting, you notice a lot of coots with some gads, ringnecks, and some mallards.

What kind of spread would you use?
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Postby ks_waterfowler » Wed Sep 29, 2004 11:09 am

1 dozen mallards and that would be all I would need. If you are already where they want to be then that is 90% the work. If I expect extreme hunting pressure then it would be a different and I would take everything I had.
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Postby 20gauge24 » Wed Sep 29, 2004 6:36 pm

yeah about a dozen mallards and some couts out to the side
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Postby ol' yeller » Thu Sep 30, 2004 2:09 pm

To me big water means big spreads. With that many coots around I'd put out 7 or 8 doz. of them, a couple doz. mallards and a doz. ringers. Gadwalls will decoy to a floating tire, so there's not need to put any gaddy decoys out. :laughing:

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