Decoy layouts?????

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Decoy layouts?????

Postby winchester of tracy » Mon Oct 17, 2005 2:37 pm

What is your best layout for decoys in the beginning of the year?

I have seen all of the ducks mainly hanging out on the Land.
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Postby stalns » Mon Oct 17, 2005 10:21 pm

In the water.. :toofunny:
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Postby phillipstd » Mon Oct 17, 2005 11:00 pm

I've had the best luck keepen them close, 15 yds, with a huge gap in between two seprate piles, tried v's and u's and j's kinda close together too, about 2 to three feet max. usually like a foot and a half, with the gap bieng like 15-20 yards
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Postby #1wingnut » Tue Oct 18, 2005 8:51 am

Too many varibles

type of water...........?
ie: large pond, small pond, creek or slough,

type of cover.........?
ie: tank blind, nateral tules, trees, boat blind

birds............?
mallards, teal, divers,

flock size.................?
large flocks, singles & doubles

whether..........?

I try to imitate the birds in the area that i'm hunting.
I look at it different every day

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Postby stalns » Tue Oct 18, 2005 8:22 pm

Sorry I couldn't resist a stupid answer. I know that alot of guys put alot of thought in this. I agree with phillipstd on his suggestion. keep them close to start the season, then start moving them farther out as the season progresses. Keep an eye on how the ducks are flying around the decoys. I have tried everything and what it comes down to is if the ducks are in, there will be shooting. Just keep a spot or two open where you would like the birds to come in to. I usually had this splitting the two barrels so that both shooters could have a chance. My layout has been two crescents along the sides with open area in front and back. I would then put robo duck in one of these spots.

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Postby Duckbud » Wed Oct 19, 2005 12:27 pm

Winchester - Hopefully we're going to have enough water to float our little buddies. Did you get a chance to speak with BG about the H2O? Speaking of Chester - have you given him a little pep-talk about Saturday morning? :mrgreen:
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