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Specks

Postby yeltrk05 » Fri Dec 06, 2013 3:09 pm

Ok rice hunters i need some advice, I have 160 duck decoys, 4 Honker decoys, but no specks in my spread. There are a lot of specks in my area now, will i be wasting my time using my speck call?
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Re: Specks

Postby Dasher1414 » Fri Dec 06, 2013 3:22 pm

depends on the weather. I have no goose decoys out this year and I have called in a couple dozen specks and a couple snows this so far. all on windy overcast days. they won't even look down on a clear day.
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Re: Specks

Postby Fsbirdhouse » Fri Dec 06, 2013 3:32 pm

It has been said that a young Speck can be decoyed into a Volkswagon in a Pea field.

Maybe things have changed since that statement was made back in the day.
Haven't had the chance to hunt Specks for over 33 years at Tulie Lake (In 'The Corner) for those of you who might know what that means.
Decoyed 'em in to Honker decoys just fine back then, calling by mouth.

It's been nothing but 6-10 pound Honkers for me since then. I'm not crying about it, mind ya.
For ducks, we have to make do with Green wings, Cinnamons, Bluewings, Wideons, Red Heads, with a predominance of Gadwalls and Mallards early.
Nothing but Mallards now.
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Re: Specks

Postby hntndux » Fri Dec 06, 2013 4:16 pm

We have about 18 speck decoys in our duck spread, not great goose callers, but ok, never have much luck in normal weather except for singles and pairs?? I do know guys that are doing something better cause they have better luck getting them than I??
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Re: Specks

Postby Sgtstadanko707 » Fri Dec 06, 2013 6:12 pm

4 dz full bodies and 3 dz floaters if your really want to shoot specks. We have been wacking them this year. Killed more specks than ducks so far this season.
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Re: Specks

Postby Privileged hunter » Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:37 pm

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