I hunt my private slough, the ducks are using a part that is flooded into our pasture, very short grass, and limited cover. We put dekes all over the flooded field, not really any formation, as I have never seen ducks sitting in a J,C,W, or whatever, I just don't believe in that. we'll put two or three here, two or three there... etc. I think the ducks were just getting decoy shy. The number of ducks on my slough went from 4-5 hundred after that cold front on Dec. 1... down to 200 mid-Dec. and around 100 X-Mas time... Now there was only 40-50 using it daily, and I think they were just getting smarter.
What I need are some new,dumber ducks to move in this weekend!!!
And some more rain to flood even more of my field!!
By the way, the field is probably 1 acre flooded, and the slough is 2 acres or so flooded.