Bluebills and Hunting on the Mississippi

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Bluebills and Hunting on the Mississippi

Postby Stumpy » Mon Oct 30, 2006 10:28 am

I was hunting on the Mississippi this past weekend. I have Mallard, and Goose decoys for Hunting. I saw a large number of Bluebills flying up and down the river. Is there a way where I can have my Mallard, and Goose decoys along with Bluebill decoys to get Bluebills to come in? I heard somewhere that you can't mix divers and puddler decoys together. Is there a way to set it up where I have the Mallards next to the shore with the geese and Bluebills out on the side to bring them in? This is my first year hunting on the Mississippi. I live in MN and hunt on the northwest portion of the Twin Cities on the mighty Miss if that makes any difference.

I am looking for a general layout to bring in some Bluebills

Thanks for any advice,

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Postby Erik Olsen » Mon Oct 30, 2006 4:54 pm

make your U shape puddler on one side and divers on the other

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if you figure wind from left to right make your U shape with divers on the left and puddler on the right then put your goose decoys where the period is and a leading line of diver dekes where the line dealy is if you need better directions pm me but i use this a ton and its a killer
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Thanks

Postby Stumpy » Tue Oct 31, 2006 7:01 am

I understand what you are saying. Thanks a lot! That is a great discription!

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Postby pmahler » Tue Oct 31, 2006 8:07 am

or you can just put a string of bills right in the middle of your spread (mallards to your left & right, landing zone through the middle but have the string of bills set farther out, they like to land up front of the line...at least in my dealings they have
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