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Looking to pick up some new decoys. I hunt the public refuge system in N. CA where you have to walk in and set up decoys each time out. For the most part I hunt potholes and a few times a year open water. The trick is that every thing I use needs to be packed in and out in one decoy bag. I made a small cart for the times I go on longer hikes.
The area I hunt is mostly Mallards, Pintail, Woodies, Widgeon, Teal, and Gadwalls. Every once in a while the old smiling Malard (shovler) flys in but we let them keep going. :tounge:
With the above in mind what would a good combination be to pick up? I have been using 1 dz Mallards and 1 Doz Teal but they are getting old and looking to replace them. Was thinking of adding some Widgeon, Woodies, and Gadwalls if it might add variety and make a difference. Anyone out there hunt the same species and mix decoys up like I am thiking of doing?????
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If it aint broke...dont fix it. I use mallards and teal also. Maybe get ya a couple of coots (all black) and a couple of goldeneyes (some white). Y'all have a nice day! :salude:
"You get what you put in, and people get what they deserve" Hank Jr. and Kid Rock
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carrylite are great for walk in hunts
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i would say stick with the malards and i would add widgeon. like 12 mallards and 6 widgeon then add 6 divers like goldeneye or bluebills. the black and white works good for me. if you have never tryed it you should.
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