divebombin wrote:WOW 100-350 dekes. Weve been shooting limits over 15-30 decoys. Its all about bein where the ducks want to be and hiding. You do those 2 things and its all over. K.I.S.S.
Sure, if you're hunting a feeding area. When the lakes are all down like they have been this season, with all the food high and dry, it can be very difficult (perhaps impossible since it may not even exist at the time) to find a spot where something is keeping/drawing the birds there.
If there's no food, it is most likely a loafing area, unless you shoot roosts. When it's a loafing area, there tends to not be nearly as strong of a desire for the birds to go there, which makes them more difficult to work and a lot of the time there is not an "X" within a 50x50 yard, 100x100yd area, etc., unless you have found an isolated slough or area off of the main lake. If you have, kudos to you, but not everyone has access to a spot like this, or like I said before, it simply doesn't exist anywhere in the area hunted.
So before you make assumptions and generalizations, realize that not everyone's situation is the same as yours. It takes some effort and multiple people to run a bigger setup, and no, we don't do it because we're inexperienced, stupid, don't know any better, etc.
Earlier this season we had a flock of a couple hundred Canadas and Specks over the decoys. They were headed north, but turned east straight toward us because of the size of our spread and the amount of goose decoys. Since I've been hunting big water in this state since 2001, I can comfortably say there is no way in hell that would've happened with a spread of 15, 30, or even 60 decoys.