# of buffie decoys

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# of buffie decoys

Postby holtspur » Sun Jan 19, 2014 7:15 pm

We hunt a lake and kill bufflehead pretty regular, but mostly jump shooting. I have about 10 Buffie decoys, but I'm planning an afternoon hunt out of my scamp and wondered if two drakes outside my mallard and teal decoys would be enough. Also how far should i set diver decoys away from my puddle ducks?
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Re: # of buffie decoys

Postby Nelliboy2 » Sun Jan 19, 2014 7:59 pm

10-15 yards to the side and around the farthest decoy out.. I have shot them with 3 decoys but I prefer a dozen

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Re: # of buffie decoys

Postby woodduck31 » Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:34 pm

if I'm targeting buffies I use about 8 or 9 decoys, (3 drakes and 5 or 6 hens)
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Re: # of buffie decoys

Postby jstewart_1981 » Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:57 am

Just came back from a trip where we killed some buffies. Had 18 bluebill decoys with 4 drake buffies on the outskirt. We killed 6 in a couple hunts.
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Re: # of buffie decoys

Postby koonce727 » Mon Jan 20, 2014 3:48 pm

usually only 6 or so. I mainly set up a drake and a hen pair and then a small group of a few hens and a drake.
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Re: # of buffie decoys

Postby marthagohunt » Mon Jan 20, 2014 4:34 pm

We use three decoys set off alone. Keep moving them until they finish and land near the decoys.
We have more decoys but find that a group of two set close together with a third (single set a little further away from the first two) works good. When it's working right you'll find them sitting in the decoys before you will see them coming in.

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