papageno wrote:Late season, i use a rig of half a dozen cork deeks.... Works great even on bright days. Its the cork, not the number of deeks. Too heavy and expensive for any more. I would rather put out one corker than a hundred plastics.
papageno wrote:THis practice is certainly only for puddlers... Rivers and lakes where they get shot at heavily. I havent tried the fully flocked deeks. i would think you would have good results with them, too. I believe that Its the glare off the plastic that turns them off. They pick up a glare as they circle the spread. If they dont see it, theyll come in with a little gentle calling.
The last couple of weeks the birds have been very wary because theyve been around a while. we had them looking hard but not coming in... Next time, we put out the corks and, although there werent many around, they circled a couple of times and finished just fine. Ive been doing this for many years in heavily hunted areas with what i believe to be great success.
This coming week, you wont need to do this because there should be plenty of new birds around. I also recomend staying later in the morning in heavily hunted areas. Birds will get accustomed to flying later, just as they do roosting after lst. They know they will get pounded early. They have really been heavily hunted the last couple of weeks and they know how to avoid it.
mr.green wrote:Thanks. Any opinion on weather mixing in goose decoys helps or hurts? I had about 10 geese set up up river of my duck decoys so the ducks would land in a certain spot but no ducks would commit. Just trying to evaluate all aspects of what might have gone wrong last hunt.
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I've noticed similar behavior around the heavy hunted spots here in Vermont... late morning and afternoon hunts around the refuge areas produce very well with a handful of deeks and almost no calling... cover is also essential... we started noticing birds circle once and dump in once we added flip-top doors to the top of our blind... seems once they circle 2-3 times, they know something is up.
duk_hunter155 wrote:My opinion is on bright days that's most likely what happens weather is the key. In front of or during bad weather they will decoy, early in morn they will decoy but when the sun comes up and no weather take those long shots because that's all your going to get for the most part unless they are divers then they will decoy in any weather if you have their attention.
papageno wrote:RangerX.... How did the bean corkers work for you?
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