Duck hunting for diver species like Canvasbacks, Redheads, Ringnecks, Eiders, Goldeneye and other diver ducks.
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i have read somewhere about using a few swans to help decoy ducks. I hunt a particular lake in North Carolina that holds both divers and puddlers. Mostly ringers, teal and a few bluebills and mallards. I have noticed the ringnecks arent decoying like they did a few weeks ago and they are pretty finicky. Has anyone used swans to help decoy ducks? I heard that with their long necks they can reach down further to get vegetation and it helps with ducks. Especially widgeons. What do you guys think? I have some goose floaters im going to paint white and I'm going to try it soon but i wantted someone elses input.
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i have used three of them for confidence in the past but we switched to using more diver decoys with some puddlers to the side when we are hunting a mixed bag.
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ive heard it works pretty good for confidence decoy. probly for divers better because of all the white.
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can you hunt mute swans? if you can't you should.
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I ALSO LIVE IN NC AND USE THEM ON THE BIG WATER. IT SEEMS TO HELP. WHEN HUNTING DIVERS THEY WILL BE 3 TO THE SIDE OF MY SPREAD.
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We use a few swan dekes to the side of our diver spread when we are down east where swans frequent and it doesn't seem to hurt. Plus we get the occasional swan to come in which is fun to watch. It probably won't work too well on triangle or piedmont lakes as there are little or no swans there.
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