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Postby labman45 » Tue Aug 16, 2005 6:20 pm

I hunt a small river that is probably hunted by one other hunter in the region that i hunt if that. So the local birds really only get educated by me. My question is are 2 doz mallard dekes and 1 doz teal be enough to effectively hunt these ducks. Should i add more. The main species on the river are gadwall, mallard, teal, woodducks, pintail wigeon and alot of canada geese. do i need more spread diversity? :help:
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Postby Swamp Puppy » Tue Aug 16, 2005 7:20 pm

sounds good to me...where exactly is this river at? :thumbsup:

you might try tossing in about 6 widgeon dekes if you want to. i love widgeon and i find that having the dekes in the spread help me get a few more than i might normally.

but all the birds you mentioned will decoy to mallard dekes, so it really is up to you and what you think will work best. IMHO it never hurts to have a couple of different types of dekes to give 'em a different look every so often.
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Postby texan68 » Tue Aug 16, 2005 8:18 pm

more than enough.....set em correctly and you'll do fine. You say there are a lot of canada geese......down the road, it wouldn't hurt to add a few floaters.
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Postby labman45 » Tue Aug 16, 2005 10:05 pm

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Postby ol' yeller » Wed Aug 17, 2005 7:03 am

The decoys you have will work out great. The only thing I would I change if I was in your position would be to add a few goose floaters.
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Postby suskiedrake » Thu Aug 18, 2005 4:44 pm

Other speicies will add color to your spreads giving them higher visibilty, a few floater geese will help with visibilty as well....but hey thats my two cents worth anyway
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Postby firebird » Fri Aug 19, 2005 1:11 pm

In southern MN are you seeing any divers. I use alot of goldeneye decoys out in the middle of the rivers we hunt because they are so visible and use full body geese on the shoreline. We routinely shoot divers over the puddler blocks and bring many puddlers in to the geese and duck decoys closer to shore.
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Postby labman45 » Fri Aug 19, 2005 6:31 pm

I have seen one female bufflehead in the spring.
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