rj_case wrote:I've been hunting recently and seen a few guys using all black decoys and claiming to have good results, I just got a bunch of decoys and was considering painting a few black to contrast the rest of the mallards in my spread...good idea?
MS2XX wrote:Depends on what your after. Here on Cape Cod we can only take one Black duck p/day but since we have more Mallards every year, we set up for them but toss in a few black decoys for confidence. As the guy from Long Island NY say,s Blacks are notoriously warey so a few in your spread of Mallards is worth while. Blacks often flare at Mojo's yet the Mallards will suck right in. Try it, you'll like it ! just my two pennies worth. MS2XX
Agree, Black duck's are wary and inspire confidence in other ducks.
mudpack wrote:Agree, Black duck's are wary and inspire confidence in other ducks.
Does anyone actually think that ducks actually KNOW that blacks are more wary than mallards are??
If they knew that, they'd know to be more wary themselves..........................
Some of you guys believe the ducks think like humans think. News flash: they don't.
Rick Hall wrote:Maybe you fellows already fool 'em all, but I'm still working on it.
mudpack wrote:Rick Hall wrote:Maybe you fellows already fool 'em all, but I'm still working on it.
Hang in there, Rick, eventually you'll get it......
(actually, I agree with you on decoy realism. The most lifelike decoys are the only decoys I'll buy. But, the subject we were discussing is "do mallards know that black ducks are more wary than they (the mallards) are, and do they trust the blacks more than they trust other mallards?" Do ducks even possess the ability to "trust"?)
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