Early season mallard decoy spread; drakes or no drakes?

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Early season mallard decoy spread; drakes or no drakes?

Postby Nodnyl » Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:13 pm

What I need help with is my decoy spread for the next few weeks. I've never put out duck decoys this early but since I bought a few dozen more I figured I'd throw em out. What I'm not sure on is whether or not putting the drake decoys will hurt or help me. Being that I've only seen a few drakes that are even close to being in full plumage I would think full plumage decoys may scare them off? Or is it not that big of a deal? Any help for a long time lurker now turned member would be appreciated!
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Re: Early season mallard decoy spread; drakes or no drakes?

Postby dakotashooter2 » Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:19 am

I've wondered if GHGs new hybred decoy wouldn't work for this application.............................????????? http://www.rogerssportinggoods.com/imag%20...%2000x500.jpg
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Re: Early season mallard decoy spread; drakes or no drakes?

Postby honkerhuntin » Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:34 am

a usualy put all mine out, it seems like they are still atracted to the colors, thats what looks good to them.
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Re: Early season mallard decoy spread; drakes or no drakes?

Postby BBK » Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:39 am

It doesnt matter. Early ducks are stupid, they will land with anything that looks like a duck.
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Re: Early season mallard decoy spread; drakes or no drakes?

Postby tbossart » Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:22 pm

I like less color and a lot of space between decoys and family groupings too...but local ducks are not that particular really and that is what you are seeing early in the season.
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