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What species of duck decoys do you use?

Mallard
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BWT
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GWT
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CWT
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Woodies
1
4%
Pinnies
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Widgeon
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Canvasback
1
4%
 
Total votes : 23

What species of duck decoys do you use?

Postby Gooseboy » Wed Jul 20, 2005 4:15 pm

What species of duck decoys do you use? The only ones i use are mallard dekes and we get plenty of species of ducks. Is it a waste of money to buy other kinds?
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Postby TNRedneck » Wed Jul 20, 2005 4:21 pm

All I use is mallard dekes.
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Postby texan68 » Wed Jul 20, 2005 7:46 pm

I always acompany my mallards with 1-3 doz divers and maybe a half doz pins. Number 1 rule of waterfowl hunting use what ya see. Mallard dekes will work for most puddlers, but they won't work consistently with divers.
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Postby InTheDecoys » Wed Jul 20, 2005 8:52 pm

Lets see...... We use
Mallards
Wigeon
Pintail
GWT
Gadwall
Ringers
Goldeneyes
Bills
Cans
Buffies
Woodies
Redheads
Canadas
Snow Geese
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Postby Mike M. » Wed Jul 20, 2005 9:37 pm

I use:

Mallard
Black duck
green wing teal
wood duck
canada goose
eider
white wing scoter/black scoter
oldsquaw
goldeneye
bufflehead
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Postby Quackcephus » Wed Jul 20, 2005 10:15 pm

Mallards mostly with a few Widgeon & Pintail.

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Postby bgoldhunter » Wed Jul 20, 2005 10:42 pm

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Postby DUKHTR » Thu Jul 21, 2005 8:04 am

mallards
more blacks than mallards as the season progresses
early ....woodies, gw teal
buffleheads
scaup

on the ocean I use eider, scoter (ww, black and surf) and long-tails

canada geese with an occaisional snow
swans
gb heron
seagulls
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Postby puddlerjumper » Tue Jul 26, 2005 7:09 pm

Gonna get a dozen ghg mallards, and half a dozen ghg gadwalls. I killed three species of ducks this year. Gadwall, mallard, and teal. I killed more gadwalls than anything. I may end up buying 2 dozen mallards and 1 dozen gadwall. Who knows. If the price is right, I'll go for anything.
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Postby Mallyard » Tue Jul 26, 2005 9:26 pm

I shoot over 1 1/2 doz mallards, a doz wgn, 1/2 doz spoonies, and 1/2 doz gadwall. Sometimes I'll add a few old mallard flam mags in when I need the extra deeks.

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Postby ol' yeller » Wed Jul 27, 2005 10:14 pm

Pretty much day in and day out we set out:

mallards
bluebills
widgeon
greenwing teal
wood ducks
pintails
canada geese

All totaled around 14 doz. with about 1/3 being mallards.
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Postby whitefeather » Thu Jul 28, 2005 5:39 pm

We use 90 % mallard, we also use supermag pintails on the tip of the decoys for visibility and some canadians. We have a few widgeon decoys as well
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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Fri Jul 29, 2005 12:51 am

All I got is some mallards.

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Postby SwampHunter » Sun Jul 31, 2005 4:16 pm

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Postby plainsman » Sun Jul 31, 2005 4:23 pm

No need to use anything but greenheads around here....it brings 'em in
Causing permenant flight delays
Callin' 'em in and knockin' 'em down
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Postby ks_waterfowler » Sun Jul 31, 2005 4:59 pm

SwampHunter wrote:All species that visit my area, which is every species of puddle duck and diver of North America. We even get some sea ducks, but the only decoys I used where some old squaws.


You ever shoot any? I have heard of Oldsquaws being taken in Kentucky. I have seen some blacks here in Kansas, but even they seem pretty rare here. I would love to get an oldsquaw.
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Postby SwampHunter » Sun Jul 31, 2005 5:07 pm

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Postby ol' yeller » Sun Jul 31, 2005 6:09 pm

SwampHunter wrote:Some kid out in west AR shot a few scoters this past year.

Yeah, and the punk shot it 250 yards away from us. I'm sure we watched him kill it. Yeah, I'm jealous. :yes:

And don't forget my black bellied whistling duck I shot last year as well. I even have video of a group of 50 dropping into the decoys during early teal last September.
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Postby Trois_beaux_canards » Sun Jul 31, 2005 7:05 pm

mallards, woodies and some bluebills. a heron or two as well.
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