Tons of Ducks in Jackson County

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Tons of Ducks in Jackson County

Postby Whatarush » Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:58 am

Unfortunately they will not decoy. We saw lots this weekend flying till almost 10am (mostly mallards after 7am). They just would not come to our spread. How can I get them interested? I had about 2 doz dekes out (mallards and bluebills), in an area the birds wanted to be, had them circling all morning checking us out and then they would lite about 80 to 100 yards out. :thumbsdown: Any suggestions?
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Postby David » Mon Jan 07, 2008 12:56 pm

If it's a spot they want to be in, either your decoys are scaring them (put them out in a different pattern) or they are seeing something (make sure no one is looking up and make sure you and all equipment are well hidden (avery pop up cloth blinds do not hid well)). You could also might need to add some movement to the water, try a jerk string, they work great. My last thought is to get rid of the decoys. If they truly want to be there, you might not need them.
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Postby AU Mallard » Thu Jan 10, 2008 9:48 am

Sounds like standard issue g-ville gadwall to me.
think about what you see when motoring around g-ville.

1000's of coots with a few gadwall mixed in and the occasional "other duck".

Consider purchasing coot decoys.
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Postby Whatarush » Mon Jan 14, 2008 8:40 am

Thank for the input, I'll give it a try.
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