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need a little help

Postby duckman 43 » Wed May 18, 2011 9:13 pm

So ive been duck hunting for quite a few years now but never really hunted a field before.. i have permission to hunt a field just out of my town that ducks and geese use through out the season right by a small river. i was wondering what are the main things i should buy before next season to start hunting fields?
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Re: need a little help

Postby i_willie12 » Thu May 19, 2011 8:45 am

1) you dont need duck decoys to kill ducks in fields.
2) If you are starting from ground zero and want to go cheap buy about 3 dozen goose silos
3) MOJO's are the ticket in fields for ducks. We hunt with about 10 dozen goose full bodies and 3 mojos not a duck decoy and cant keep them off us!!
4) You can use your water decoys in the fields just prop them up on something like corn stubble.
5) Layout blind is a most
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Re: need a little help

Postby Dolsmi » Fri May 20, 2011 5:40 am

I totally agree with what i_willie12 suggested.
Find a good layout blind, and camo it right there in the field with the local cover you are hunting in. You can not have enough corn shucks weaved in and camo'd on your blind.
Plus, do a little scouting the last hour of the day to see where these ducks are feeding and their travel patterns.

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Re: need a little help

Postby duckman 43 » Sat May 21, 2011 11:52 pm

thanks for the imput guys! the field im hunting is right out of town next to a small river the ducks fly down to get to the fields. laster in the season the locate pond/lake can hold up to 300 mallards and about 100 geese none of them are very heavily hunted making them easier to call in and decoy i believe. would i be alright just getting some full body goose decoys to put out and putting out a few of my floatin duck decoys off tot he side or something?
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Re: need a little help

Postby Rick Hall » Sun May 22, 2011 5:42 am

Ducks work well to goose decoys, so the suggested Mojo is all the duck decoy I'd want. And if I didn't have a reliable remote or, better, hard-wiring to a battery in my layout, to kill it when geese showed, I'd leave that at home, too, and depend on the goose decoys and a duck call to seal the deal.
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Re: need a little help

Postby lukea.becker » Fri Jun 03, 2011 6:11 am

all great advice. I grew up hunting fields almost exclusively and to start I would suggest picking up a couple dozen goose shells, and depending on your budget, maybe some full bodies to put around your layout blind since they can help break up your outline. As for ducks, i agree, you dont really need duck decoys. A mojo or 3 will get the ducks in no problem. If the geese arent coming in because of the mojo then take it down and you will probably still be fine getting ducks in there. Like Dolsmi said, YOU CANT HAVE TOO MUCH STUBBLE ON YOUR BLIND. After you have set up, just keep adding stubble to the blind until the birds start flying. I like to rake a bunch of it up and pile it on the sides of the blind to sort of "fade" the blind into the field, thus removing any sharp edgest the blind has. Good luck!
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Re: need a little help

Postby shootable Goose » Sat Jul 09, 2011 1:04 pm

im thinking about buying a mojo to put in my goose decoys. will just one do the trick? and do i just put it to the outside of the goose spread?
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Re: need a little help

Postby lukea.becker » Sat Jul 09, 2011 3:01 pm

if you get one id get the remote with it so you can turn it off when geese come. otherwise just keep it near your blind. One mojo should be fine, id keep it out in front of the goose decoys because they dont seem to like landing over them.
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