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1st question is...
Getting back into duck hunting after about a 3 year goose hunting break Had all my duck decoys ripped off 2 years ago
so starting fresh heres my thinking Im hunting lakes that all have a big marsh on one end im gonna shoot for 4 dozen total thinking 2 dozen mallards 1 dozen odd balls (Woodies pintails widgeons ect) and 1 dozen feeders sleepers ect so my first question is with the butts and sleepers if a duck is close enough to be like oh hey look at that one is sleeping or hey that one has its butt up eating shouldn't they be full of #2 shot by then??? do they work or are they a sell gimmick??
2nd question is in conjunction with the 4 dozen I plan on at least 2 (baby mojo pack or lucky duck) motion decoys Im hunting about 5 miles away from a VERY heavily hunted lake im trying to hunt the outskirts to ovide dealing with the BS hunters I was also thinking of adding some kind of water splashing decoy as well or should I stay with the mojo's???
Thank you for any input
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for #2 I would say stay away from mojo's and any sort or the such since you will be hunting heavily hunted areas.
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rabbitdundied wrote: I use my mojos in places I don't want birds to land.
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I think your on the right track with what you thinking for decoys. I personally own Mallards, Black ducks,Gadwalls, Pintails, Teal and woodies. I start out running the Mallards. Gadwalls, teal and woodies and as the season goes on and birds move out I change out the spread. I'll pull the woodies then next filter out the teal and replace them with black duck and pintails. I also own about a doz and a half sleepers and use them when I hunt areas that birds use as rest spots or when its really cold out. It cant hurt to own a pair of spinners but the second birds start skirting your spread pull them. and switch to a jerk cord if you need movement in your spread.
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