How many Dekes do you use?

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How many dekes do you use? (usually)

1 dozen
6
14%
2 dozen
12
27%
3 dozen
9
20%
4 dozen
7
16%
5 dozen
4
9%
6 dozen
0
No votes
7 dozen
1
2%
8 dozen
5
11%
 
Total votes : 44

How many Dekes do you use?

Postby Gooseboy » Mon Jul 25, 2005 7:41 pm

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Postby puddlerjumper » Mon Jul 25, 2005 11:25 pm

Well, I used to run about 3.5 dozen. 2 dozen mallards, 1 dozen pintail, and 1/2 dozen teal. Now I'm ditching those flambeaus and going with 1 dozen GHG LIFESIZE Mallards, and 1/2 dozen GHG LIFESIZE Gadwalls.
I may throw in one of my old pintail drakes outside the spread for some visibility. But other than that, the flambeaus are turning to field decoys.
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Postby Swamp Puppy » Mon Jul 25, 2005 11:40 pm

i take 4 dozen with me...though my buddies usually bring along another 2-3 dozen apeice. it's not unusual for us to have over 100 dekes out.
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Postby ks_waterfowler » Tue Jul 26, 2005 12:37 am

Typical hunt is 7.5 dozen. We have both of our big cabelas decoy bags crammed full. Can be a pain to pack in but it is well worth it. If I hunt by myself 3.5-4 dozen. Mostly G&H and Hotbuys. Wont buy any more lifesizes. Looking for a couple more dozen G&H to bring it up to ten dozen. Maybe even some more hotbuys if the price is right. Stay away from the lifesize GHG unless you feel like repainting halfway through the season.
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Postby DUKHTR » Tue Jul 26, 2005 9:12 am

I PUT OUT THE BEST NUMBER OF DECOYS NECESSARY DEPENDING UPON THE HUNTING PRESSURE, TIME OF YEAR/MIGRATION, LOCATION ETC. I HAVE HAD GOOD SUCCESS WITH LARGE SETS AS WELL AS SMALL AND THIS GOES FOR PUDDLERS AS WELL AS CANADAS.........so, to answer the question........I can put out over 6 dozen of geese or ducks....but rarely do
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Postby Mike M. » Tue Jul 26, 2005 4:55 pm

usually 2 dozen or less for puddlers.
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Postby Duckhunter16 » Tue Jul 26, 2005 8:24 pm

I usally have 4 dozen mallards and 1 dozen teal and then about 3 dozen cans. I want to add 1 dozen Gadwal and about anouther 2 dozen or so cans and maby a dozen Pintail.
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Postby texan68 » Wed Jul 27, 2005 4:15 pm

When I hunt the bay, I use about 3 doz divers mostly bluebills mixed with a few redheads, and about a doz pintails, and another doz mallards. When I hunt the lake I usually use a doz mallards and a doz bluebills. When I hunt the river, I use 6-12 mallards. So it really depends on where I hunt.
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Postby Ducksbeus » Wed Jul 27, 2005 4:25 pm

Early on, I use 3-5 mallard dekes. Later, after the birds bunch up, I use a dozen, give or take. I gotta walk in, and, I hunt small impoundments. When I go with friends on open water, we use everything we got...6-8 dozen :thumbsup: Y'all have a nice day! :yes: :yes: :yes:
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Postby ol' yeller » Wed Jul 27, 2005 10:12 pm

In the beginning of the season we'll set out 14 doz. or so. After a couple of weeks we get down to around 8 doz. and the later part of the season we'll get up to around 10-12 doz. All decoys are magnum and super mags. We hunt big water most of the time and the numbers/size do make a difference.
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Postby whitefeather » Thu Jul 28, 2005 5:42 pm

Depends where we are hunting. In my boat blind we normally use about 1/2 of our 200 super mags when in a pothole. We will use them all if we are in open water or in heavy competition. We also team up with another boat blind sometimes and put out about 400. I we hunt in fixed spots, we hunt over 700 deeks and 300 jugs.
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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Fri Jul 29, 2005 12:53 am

Ducksbeus wrote:Early on, I use 3-5 mallard dekes. Later, after the birds bunch up, I use a dozen, give or take. I gotta walk in, and, I hunt small impoundments.


:withstupid:

And besides, I only have 1 dozen! :cool:
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Postby 870 » Fri Jul 29, 2005 10:09 pm

from 3 to 10 doz an that all depends on what and when.
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Postby CALLEMQUACKTN » Sat Jul 30, 2005 1:42 pm

I usually put out about 2 dozen but have enough decoys to put out 4.5 dozen
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Postby SwampHunter » Sun Jul 31, 2005 4:15 pm

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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Wed Aug 10, 2005 12:30 pm

SwampHunter wrote:Anywhere from none to a thousand.


:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

you use up to 1,000 decoys!

how do you git them in there, and pay for that????

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Postby Trois_beaux_canards » Wed Aug 10, 2005 4:47 pm

Off topic, but my lord that's a big avatar....anyone else seeing that?

The amt. of decoys we put out varies widely, can be anywhere from 6 dekes to 4 dozen.
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Postby Duck Whittler » Wed Aug 10, 2005 9:57 pm

In my area guy's leave their decoys out all season long, (all permenant blinds) and use from 500 to 1000. The club I belong to restrics you to 40 dozen.
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