I have herd of people that bring 6-7 dozen decoys when hunting for mallards on some lakes, but I have honestly never seen that many on a lake before. The only time I would have had that many was early goose hunting in a field that a friend of a friend had permission to hunt. I swear there were hundreds, but other than fields, I have not seen more than 25 or so together, and that is only when I was hunting a lake that they were roosting on. Unfortunately it was a lake with a ton of cottages on so getting permission to hunt where they were is really tough. Does that seem pretty normal for Wisconsin? Being it was my first season last year, I have come to believe that up here, they are still in smaller groups until they get down south more, where they all get into bigger groups for the rest of their migration. Either that, or I am hunting on the wrong lakes
Well, most likely hunting the wrong lakes, pretty small, moderately deep, and very mucky, but in the middle of no where, surrounded by public. Looking at them, I thought they looked "duckey" but got skunked every time I was out!