A good decoy spread

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A good decoy spread

Postby DUCKBAKER » Thu Dec 02, 2004 8:23 pm

I live in texas and am wondering how many decoys you guys use? and what is a good starting spread if your new to the sport?
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Postby bluegill » Fri Dec 03, 2004 12:01 pm

It depends on the size of water you are hunting. In some small sloughs i hunt i only throw out 3-4 decoys. In bigger holes we usually put out 2-3 dozen. I know people who throw out up to 7 dozen in their spots when hunting big water. I only hunt sloughs and small holes in the timber. Hope this helps.
By the way, I live in Texas and hunt Toledo Bend and a place down near Houston, where do you hunt?
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Postby donell67 » Fri Dec 03, 2004 12:09 pm

we have hunted as many as 12 dozen on big water, down to a dozen on smaller water. we even ue less on bigger water later in the season seems to work better. the ducks dont seem to like coming into the big spreads after they been shot at over them all season.
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thanks

Postby DUCKBAKER » Fri Dec 03, 2004 3:19 pm

im actualy looking for a place to hunt i live in the woodlands actualy but ill drive a few hours away to get to some ducks. could you help me out with that. do you have a lease or just public?


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Postby bluegill » Sat Dec 04, 2004 2:39 am

I hunt on public land up here in Nacogdoches, but i have a duck lease in Huffman i hunt on whenever i go home to kingwood. Theres plenty of public land on the coast which can be good if you're willing to work for your ducks. All the big lakes around Houston are public such as Livingston and Conroe. I've never hunted them myself but have friends who hunt out there.
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Postby DUCKBAKER » Sun Dec 05, 2004 12:41 pm

ie never hunted public land do you ever have any problem with it. is there a ton of people every time you go. and is most of he place over hunted. i live near the woodlands and am interested in hunting lake conroe.
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Postby texan68 » Sun Dec 05, 2004 10:38 pm

for starting out a doz mallards would do it.
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Postby txdukhtr » Fri Dec 10, 2004 2:57 pm

I also live in texas, and am about to move form college station to san antonio. Ive never hunted the coast, but would really like to give it a shot when i move down there. Are there some good public land spots down there. Or even some inland timber or somthing....
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Postby DUCKBAKER » Fri Dec 10, 2004 3:17 pm

i dont hunt public land much i live around houston so i hunt sam houston state park, its on lake conroe. if you want to find out more info about hunting around college station check out this site http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/wma/find_a_wma/
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