flooded timber

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flooded timber

Postby mwest415 » Fri Feb 25, 2005 11:07 am

Anyone that hunts flooded timber, how do you set up your decoys? What do you believe works best.
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Postby Rowdy » Fri Feb 25, 2005 7:28 pm

i tend to spread em randomly with atleast 1 if not 2 jerkstrings near the landing zone.

flooded timber conceles most of the decoys so i believe calling and movement in the spread are key
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Postby Quackcephus » Sat Feb 26, 2005 10:06 am

Another thing you can do is kick & splash the water with your leg every now & then. You are tryin' to help the ducks find your decoys & not find you. :thumbsup:
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Postby SwampHunter » Mon Feb 28, 2005 1:10 am

It all depends on the thickness of the timber.
In thick timber we don't even use decoys for the most part. Just splash the water and call. In thin timber or holes we use 2 or 3 dozen decoys and put the bulk where we DON'T want the birds to pitch. It's pretty much a manipulation type deal to where you put the birds down exactly where you want to shoot. Kinda like using the decoys as blockers.
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Postby 2rivers » Mon Mar 07, 2005 2:31 pm

a couple of weeks ago i was walking through some flooded timber and jumping alot of ducks. i noticed one thing that i think would help convince the ducks they need to be in that hole. MUDDY WATER!!!! Wherever there were ducks the water was muddy, no ducks the water was clear. TIP walk around the decoys occasionally and kick the mud up to keep the water muddy because i garuantee the ducks can see it when they fly over.
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