Duck hunting for diver species like Canvasbacks, Redheads, Ringnecks, Eiders, Goldeneye and other diver ducks.
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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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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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if I'm targeting buffies I use about 8 or 9 decoys, (3 drakes and 5 or 6 hens)
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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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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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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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