I am going to NoDak in a couple of weeks for my first experience with field hunting. I have the equipment, two spinners, snow goose shells, pleney of goose shells and full bodies and I am going to get two dozen mallard shells. What does the spread need to look like. Do you put the dark geese around the layout blinds and the ducks and spinners in front with the snow geese behind. Is two dozen mallard shells enough. If not I am going to fill in with some floaters. Thanks for the help, I am looking forward to the trip.
sounds like a sweet trip good luck.
As a rule of thumb I stick the honkers seperate downwind with the snows and ducks up wind a hair. Depends where your blind is set in your setup. Leave a landing zone in the section of birds your targetting most, ive never had a prob mixing ducks and snows together.
Just to let you know, be prepaired to shot some snows. There are some people already shotting snows in South Dakota and I've read on other boards people are shotting a good number of snows up in ND. Setting up your spread, put your honker decoys around your blinds put the snow geese and duck decoys behind you or upwind of your goose decoys. Leave landing areas for both. Hope this helps. And good luck. Phil