Underradar wrote:Let me in on this.
I flicked a booger at my computer.
teddysberna wrote:Sometimes I think that you think I'm retarded, Swamp...
bighop wrote:I've had movements with more brains than you.
Feathers wrote:Location location location! You only need 1-2 dozen if you are where they want to be or in their flight pattern and you definitely don't need more than what you have. I have set up plenty of times next to the guys with the big water triple digit spreads and had limits before they had a couple ducks because I was were the ducks wanted to be and had the right species set up in a good coy layout. Don't let people tell you that you need a lot of decoys to shoot divers. We usually set 3-5 dozen and we stack em up fine when the birds are in. Good luck!
HighBrassDivers wrote:The first time my friends and I killed canvasbacks we had out 1 dozen bluebills as well as a puddler spread. This was a number of years ago and we had very little knowledge about diver hunting. The reason we were successful that day is because there were very few divers on that lake and we were the only ones that had out diver decoys. Basically we got lucky. Now we typically run between 80-175 diver decoys. The 80 decoy spread works well on lakes that hold fewer divers and the 175 spread is what we use on lakes with large numbers of birds (rafts in the thousands). Why use only 175 on those lakes? Thats all the decoys I can carry and sometimes it definitely isn't enough. Several folks on that lake will set spreads of 500+ and it makes a world of difference. So in my opinion the key to determining a diver spread size hinges on a couple factors. First how many birds are on that body of water (which must be determined through scouting). Second, how many decoys you have and can safely transport. By taking these two factors into consideration you can adjust your spread accordingly to give yourself the best opportunity to kill birds.
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