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i was just wondering if mixing difference size decoys will make ducks flare. i have ghg oversized series mallards and i am short on cash so i was going to get some hot buys to make my spreads bigger. will this hurt my spread?
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it will do the exact opposite. Tell me, are all malllards exactly the same size. Ive shot mallards that are barely two pounds, and ones that are over 3
it looks less like a decoy spread that way
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ducks have bad depth perception, so they can't tell the difference.
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size adds to visability - as does a larger set.....for open waters either method will be effective....but makes a difference on the guy putting out and picking up
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I agree that ducks and geese have very poor depth perseption. The main thing is visibility. Magnum or oversized decoys can be seen from longer distances so mixing them can only help. I personally prefer as large of a spread with as much visibility as possible so I use oversized decoys which are larger than standard but not so bulky and heavy as magnums. But then I pack 3 dozen decoys into river bottoms for most of my shooting.
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I don't really agree with the depth perception thing... I know they have bad depth perception, that's not my point. I'm pretty sure they CAN tell the difference. If you have a whole spread of lifesize decoys with 1 or 2 magnums in them, why do the ducks try to land right by the magnums? I think they just like to land with the big boys.
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