Diver decoys in filed

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Diver decoys in filed

Postby Down South Gratton » Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:24 pm

I've never hunted in a field but I'm moving away from water to Colorado. I was wondering if I can't still hunt diver decoys in a field or would it be worth selling them. I know many people won't be looking due to season is over but any help would be great thanks.
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Re: Diver decoys in filed

Postby Mugzwump » Fri Feb 14, 2014 7:32 pm

Don't quote me on this but I don't think you'll see divers in a field. I'm sure there are lakes and ponds in Colorado with diver ducks??

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Re: Diver decoys in filed

Postby Down South Gratton » Sun Feb 16, 2014 5:13 pm

Thanks for the help. I haven't move to Colorado yet and don't know much about that area. But I'll learn
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Re: Diver decoys in filed

Postby 2500hdon37s » Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:10 pm

I'm sure there will be places to diver hunt on water too.
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Re: Diver decoys in filed

Postby jeepman » Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:02 pm

I know Avery sells / did sell fullbody Bluebills. I have never seen any divers out in fields, but that doesn't mean it can't be done. I would do your homework. I was under the impression divers migrated following waterways, but maybe they stop and eat corn too? everything else seems to even though it's not part of their natural diet.
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Re: Diver decoys in filed

Postby noweil » Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:30 pm

Diver decoys make good pigeon decoys in the field.
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Re: Diver decoys in filed

Postby Fsbirdhouse » Sat Mar 22, 2014 5:11 pm

I have never....ever ....heard of diver ducks in a field,...except once! A Redhead.
It was shot passing by our blind at Tulie lake, Calif, on the firing line, and was definitely headed elsewhere.
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Re: Diver decoys in filed

Postby 2500hdon37s » Sat Mar 22, 2014 6:07 pm

Fsbirdhouse wrote:I have never....ever ....heard of diver ducks in a field,...except once! A Redhead.
It was shot passing by our blind at Tulie lake, Calif, on the firing line, and was definitely headed elsewhere.

with in the past few issues of DU they had a few pics of divers in fields.
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Re: Diver decoys in filed

Postby Mugzwump » Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:54 am

You know.. thinking about this now, as I just came in from a scout in my usual fields, we hunt a particular field that borders a lake, and in the fall I'll get bluebills over canada decoys close enough to shoot.. not very often but it happens. But this field is like wrapped around a lake with marsh and flooded timber... just about every bill in town wants to be there. So if you're close to where they're at I would give it a shot.

But, what I would really do in your situation is to take a look around as to what ducks are in your area and paint your decoys to match.

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Re: Diver decoys in filed

Postby woodduck31 » Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:53 pm

A couple of years ago beaver breached a levee on an irrigation canal and flooded a weed filled meadow with intermittent brush. The area was about 6 inches deep and full of teal, shoveler and snipe. We set out a puddler spread of about a half dozen decoys and had this young canvasback come right in a little after sunrise. Completely surprised us for sure, but I certainly wouldn't consider setting up for divers in such a place, there are just a lot higher percentage diver areas to work than a shallow flooded field.

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Re: Diver decoys in filed

Postby WVClaysandBassin » Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:44 am

I just started field hunting this past season, so take this with a grain of salt. The guys I hunted with, one was a pro-staffer for some pretty reputable companies and has been field hunting in Illinois his whole life. Anytime we hunted a field that had a flooded area he would put out 4-6 bluebill floaters. His logic was we might see some divers, but the best reason was because the black and white coloring showed up on the water from a long way off and that the puddlers would see it better. We shot a lot of ducks over the flood with the bb decoys out. Just my .02.
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