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Postby minnesotaman » Mon Sep 03, 2007 8:14 am

My group and I have started to get into fieldhunting ducks. In our neck of the woods we see a lot of migrating mallards that are really skitish. We currently own 2 dozen GHG full body mallards and 1 lucky duck. Any suggetions on what to get to add on to that flock?
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Postby goosehunter64 » Mon Sep 03, 2007 11:48 am

Many things, but I'll suggest two.
Goose and crow decoys.
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Postby Admin2 » Mon Sep 03, 2007 5:53 pm

As mentioned, goose decoys. Also more duck decoys. I heard GHG has new shell duck decoys out that may fit your situation too.


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Postby twowetdogz » Wed Sep 05, 2007 6:55 am

I'd say goose decoys. Have shot many mallards dropping into just a canda spread.
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Postby andrew06 » Wed Sep 05, 2007 7:50 am

I may not be the right person to give advice on this but I will say yesterday was the opening day of early goose season where I live. We had goose deocys ONLY setup, we seen a few geese (nothing came close enough to shoot) but the ducks were crazy!! They were coming through our goose spread all evening!! I almost had a greenhead land on the end of my barrell :rofl: .. From that experience when I duck hunt in the near future I will definatly use goose decoys!!!
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Postby chase83 » Tue Oct 09, 2007 9:00 am

greenhead gear makes awesome crow decoys fully flocked... look sweet
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Postby Da guide » Thu Nov 01, 2007 2:38 pm

flock all ur deeks..... also crows and herrons work well with confidence. make sure frost and stuff is off ur deeks too. and make sure u have a big enough pocket for the birds to land.
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Postby duckcomanderJR. » Tue Jul 22, 2008 6:14 am

as said i would agree with goose decoys but also just get as much movement as posible. like ill see people out in fields with at least 5 or 6 mojos
if they fly they die!!
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Postby chase83 » Tue Aug 19, 2008 2:18 pm

Have had mallards drop into just geese, but if u mix mallards with geese make sure u do that right cause If u start to kill geese u will want the mallards positioned right to not ruin your goose approach
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Postby Heronk » Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:07 am

I would also suggest running lots of Canada goose decoys when field hunting ducks. In our early goose season we don't run any mallard decoys and we still have tons of ducks landing right on top of us. (Then they disappear when the duck season opens...LOL)
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Postby twowetdogz » Wed Sep 03, 2008 7:39 am

Most of the time I have field hunted mallards, it has actually been over a canada goose spread, with just a few mallard field decoys mixed in a couple clumps in the spread.

Have done really well using that setup in the past.
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Postby REM1100 » Wed Sep 03, 2008 11:27 pm

THe set of duck dekes and Lucky should be OK
Like the guys are saying put out some geese dekes in a field that the gese are using or maybe ducks are working on
I prefer to put the duck dekes about 10 yds from the blind and also 10yds away from the geese dekes.
Keep in mind all this will work with great sucess only if there is a big body of water or a roost nearby so they can spot your setup easily
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