What does it take to successfully field hunt?

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What does it take to successfully field hunt?

Postby BuckCreek » Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:20 am

Dry field hunting for ducks isnt really done much around the area I live. I do know of some success that the people have had doing it and would like to be set to have that option. I know of 3 different groups that use 3 different styles of spreads. One is 1 doz goose 6 mojos, second 18 mojos no other decoys, 3rd 10 doz fullbody duck 6-8 mojos. I have a few hundred goose decoys and 0 field duck. I would primarly be hunting water but just to have the option to try field hunting whats the minimum I would need to make it worth going out. Are fullbody ducks a waste and just use goose or buy a few doz duck to mix in. What do you guys suggest? Thanks
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Re: What does it take to successfully field hunt?

Postby kb9zgb » Mon Jan 02, 2012 6:50 am

try to mix it up some, if your going for geese then bring more geese decoys if ducks then more duck decoys. field hunting can be insane. a few things you will absolutely need. COVER. they will see you. cover up as best as you can. Ive noticed that ducks will bunch up in a field so plan your decoy spread accordingly . they tend to come in by 2" or 3"s some times more but not very often. hang a few dove decoys in the trees s if you can. seems to add confidence. Let a few in it helps bring in others. past that it"s trial and error.
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Re: What does it take to successfully field hunt?

Postby Nick Roehl » Mon Jan 02, 2012 5:53 pm

Ducks will come into goose decoys. You don't need field ducks but I like them for confidence. I have ran different numbers of mojos and 2-3 works good for me. Most of my hunts with 2-3 people we will run 3-8 doz fb geese, 2-4 doz fb mallards, and 2-3 mojos.
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Re: What does it take to successfully field hunt?

Postby njonesy_07 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:06 am

Nick Roehl wrote:Ducks will come into goose decoys. You don't need field ducks but I like them for confidence. I have ran different numbers of mojos and 2-3 works good for me. Most of my hunts with 2-3 people we will run 3-8 doz fb geese, 2-4 doz fb mallards, and 2-3 mojos.


Ive seen that too...I mostly like using the FB Mallard decoys in addition to my duck floater spread. A couple floaters and a dozen or two of the FB Mallards and the birds work in really well :thumbsup:
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Re: What does it take to successfully field hunt?

Postby dakotashooter2 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:29 pm

In the many years I have hunted there are many days the geese would never even look at our decoys but few days when we didn't get buzzed by ducks.
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