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ive always used mallard decoys for all ducks. i was thinking about buying some wood duck decoys and wanted to know if wood duck decoys work better for woodies than using mallard decoys.
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i have had good luck with woody decoys and even though some would disagree a good woody call will help bring them in and get their attention.
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I have had them land in both types. I watched some last season land beside my woody dekes and swim all around them and then fly into the box I had put up.just makes you wonder if they ever give them any thought. Neat watching them paired up in the market for a new house.
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They'll land in both. Woodies Just land where they are comfortable. They're not going to circle like mallards. If they don't drop immediately all to hope for is a flyby (calls definately will help draw them closer being that woodies are very vocal during their fly time - especially with a fog). Woodduck decoys are good for the mix overall though because they are confidence decoys. Always good to have a mix of decs.
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Gonna have to agree with Birddog, theirs nothing wrong with a mixed bag of dekes. Get a few and try it, I can honestly say putting a few woody dekes out hasnt ever helped me to much, but its never hurt me either.
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I would say No, Wood Ducks in SC are like Flies around my sandwhich. You can sit in the middle of a corn field with a striped black and white jacket and an orange hat and bomb a limit. My advice would be stick with the mallards-ringnecks-teal. Now those ducks are fun to watch decoy
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i would say they do or at least look more comfortable landing and after they land. if there is a group of mallards and a group of woodies near each other the wood ducks land smack dab with the mallards expericend it today!
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