Next Years Field Spread

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Next Years Field Spread

Postby luie b » Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:40 am

As our duck season comes to an end I'm already thinking about next year :biggrin:. Anyway, at the moment I hunt fields over 12 tanglefree goose shells, 4 flambeau storm front water goose decoys (used in a field), and 12 tanglefree ducks (water decoys). We've killed some geese over them and a duck or two, but am wanting to know what new decoys I should get next year. I'm already planning on getting some moer goose decoys of course, probably 6-12 fullbodys and will buy a layout blind. But what my question is, would spending my extra money be more worth it on buying more goose decoys, or full body ducks? I hunt ducks and geese and have always heard ducks decoy into goose decoys so I'm just wondering if I should buy full body ducks or just more geese?
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Re: Next Years Field Spread

Postby Rockboy » Mon Dec 19, 2011 1:51 pm

Get you a full dozen of the best Full Body Canada decoys you can pull off in a mix of feeders, sleepers, and sentry. Then add in a half dozen full body mallards with a layout blind and you have a great field spread. Of course it depends on the competition in your area but that would sure get the job done.
Ducks work canada spreads real well but I like to have 6-12 full body mallards out so you can decoy the ducks right where you want em.
If you don't hunt ice or real hard ground look at some 3/4 body mallards shells like G&H, GHG, and Higdon. They all look real good and the G&H shells work great for me if the ground is not real hard (shorter plastic stakes).
Next to layout boat hunting field mallards will sure jazz you up. Rock
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Re: Next Years Field Spread

Postby swdance » Sun Jan 01, 2012 11:43 pm

I would get more full body goose decoys and a mojo.
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