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Postby caleb » Sun Jul 22, 2007 8:09 pm

I know it depends on the water your hunting as to depth, but how much cord do you guys put on your deckoys? Last year I over did it and had about 10' on each. Im thinking 5' would be good. Their was to much screwing around with depth last year in the early mornings. Im wanting to simplify things this year.

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Postby kg4yus » Sun Jul 22, 2007 10:17 pm

5' is good as long as there is enough vegetation and weight on the line to hold the decoy in place if the line doesnt hit bottom
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Postby caleb » Mon Jul 23, 2007 5:52 am

Im trying those L shaped ace wieghts from BPS. They seem like they will work good, heavier than the strap or mushroom style.

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Postby snipeshooter » Mon Jul 23, 2007 9:56 am

I usually put about 6' on the coots and puddlers and little more on the divers. Never tryed the L weights before but they ought to work well even in windy conditions.
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Postby caleb » Mon Jul 23, 2007 11:57 am

when your out for ringers how many coots to ringers do you put out? Im thinking about putting more coots than ringers this year.
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Postby kg4yus » Mon Jul 23, 2007 12:10 pm

caleb wrote: Im thinking about putting more coots than ringers this year.
:thumbsup: now your on the right track!
If I could I would put thenm out 4:1 or better in favor of coots. Unfortunately I just dont have that many coot dekes. So I'm forced about 50/50

When the ringers get shy I go nearly nothing but coots and a couple ringer hens.
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Postby caleb » Mon Jul 23, 2007 12:31 pm

Found a guy with a bunch of coots for sale, in box never used. Bought 4 dozen for 100$
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Postby kg4yus » Mon Jul 23, 2007 12:35 pm

caleb wrote: Bought 4 dozen


Thats a start
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Postby NHDuckHunter » Mon Jul 23, 2007 1:07 pm

I have those ace weights. Not sure if its because they were stored in the cold or what, but they lose their elasticity after a year or two. I really liked them too, but they don't really hold up. I switched them all out last year to really small bungee cords (like 8") that I found at the local hardware store.
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Postby caleb » Mon Jul 23, 2007 1:20 pm

thats a good idea. I was thinking the rubber tube wouldnt hold up. Bungee sounds like what I will do to.

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Postby snipeshooter » Mon Jul 23, 2007 2:33 pm

I usually put out 3 or 4 dozen coots with 2 dozen diver decoys. Over EM you can watch the ducks avoid the spreads with just duck decoys out. Thats a good deal on coots does he have any more? In my opinon you can't have to many coot decoys out.
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Postby caleb » Mon Jul 23, 2007 2:35 pm

ill ask him,

Hey, you know "jim the carpet man"? He said he hunts with you. Hes working out on my job site doing some grading work with big dog grading services.
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Postby snipeshooter » Mon Jul 23, 2007 2:46 pm

Yes I know him. I started him duck hunting a couple of years a go. He got a new girl friend last year and only went one time. He is kind a whipped if you know what I mean :rofl:

He does not have much expereince with ducks and peppered the heck out of me one morning. Actually drew blood. Now I keep him real close or very far away no in between.
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Postby caleb » Mon Jul 23, 2007 2:55 pm

"honey" I believe her name is.

Yah he seems like the kind of guy that would shoot you in the face and not even realize it. O'well, seems to be a nice guy.
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Postby kg4yus » Tue Jul 24, 2007 9:35 pm

seems like the kind of guy who SERIOUSLY needs to take a hunter safety course...

Jim I remember you telling me that story, I would have beat the sheet out of him with the butt end of my shotgun then left his ass in the marsh.
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Postby snipeshooter » Wed Jul 25, 2007 10:16 am

Winston he was a range safety officer at the time. It was his first year duck hunting and we had 50 or 60 greenwings sitting in the decoys just before legal shooting time when it happend. After that I made him sit in a blind with me for awhile so he could learn when to shoot and when not to shoot.
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Postby kg4yus » Wed Jul 25, 2007 10:27 am

RSO for who, where...

An RSO would know better :huh:
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Postby snipeshooter » Wed Jul 25, 2007 10:54 am

Down here at the county range. I guess haveing all those ducks landing around us got him so excited he lost his train of thought. It never happend again . I just got lucky and did not get hit in the eye that morning.
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Postby kg4yus » Wed Jul 25, 2007 5:48 pm

Ok...
Most private and club ranges have no training or background requirements to be an RSO. Just do me a favor make sure he doesnt hunt when I'm along. He'd get an earfull from me even as a third party to the incident.
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Postby mgoldschmidt » Wed Jul 25, 2007 7:04 pm

caleb... I could use some coot dekes as well. let me know if there is more.

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Postby DUCKWHACKER » Tue Jul 31, 2007 8:04 pm

I have found the "L" shaped weights to be a pain in the arse cause they pull up a ton of weeds when you pick up your dekes. Been usin' ones poured from muffin pans and the rounded edges shed the salad fairly well.
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Postby Evil_McNasty » Wed Aug 01, 2007 8:40 am

I use 7 ft of cord for puddlers and tangle free leads. 11 ft of cord for divers with the long stick mushroom weights for the fill in deeks (have some gang rigs and fill in the area around with singles).

Don't like the L weights for the hydrilla and stuff we have around here.
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