Transition Assistance

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Transition Assistance

Postby BHill » Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:53 pm

After several years of hunting the waters of Wisconsin I am looking at transitioning to field hunting and was hoping you all might be able to answer a few questions I have. Are there any lay out blinds that anyone would strongly recommend or avoid. At this point in time I don't need the "Cadillac" but since I lack the experience I don't know the key features I should be looking for. I'm hoping to get one that is a good bang for the buck and works well for a 6'4" person.

For goose decoys, all Canadiens, I have a half dozen full bodies, about 3 dozen shells, and a bunch of wind socks that I am unsure if I should use or not but they are available. For ducks I have a bunch of floaters but no full bodies. Should I focus my resources on the duck decoys and is that plenty of geese or what do you recommend for a ratio in a field spread?

Are there any other items, aside from getting landowner permission, that I should be looking at to help transition?

Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Transition Assistance

Postby backwoodsboy09 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:28 pm

If youre 6'4" I would recommend getting the FA ProGuide XL blind. Im 6'7" and the blind still has plenty of wiggle room for me. I am in SE WI, we dont field hunt ducks too much but its my favorite way to take geese. Get yourself a goose flag, a couple more full bodies. Always take the wind into consideration. And do a lot of scouting!

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Re: Transition Assistance

Postby wackem' n stackem' » Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:18 am

I forget who makes them or who carries them but i have seen stands that you can buy that slide on the keel of your floaters so they can double as field decoys. I field hunt ducks and geese alot and ive never needed more than 4-5 dozen geese and 1-2 dozen duck decoys along with a mojo or two. If you use mojos i recommend getting the remote control for them because geese will flare if you have mojos running. Lastly and most important do alot of scouting.
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Re: Transition Assistance

Postby Whackndstack6 » Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:24 am

wackem' n stackem' wrote:I forget who makes them or who carries them but i have seen stands that you can buy that slide on the keel of your floaters so they can double as field decoys. I field hunt ducks and geese alot and ive never needed more than 4-5 dozen geese and 1-2 dozen duck decoys along with a mojo or two. If you use mojos i recommend getting the remote control for them because geese will flare if you have mojos running. Lastly and most important do alot of scouting.



Try DCVR outdoors I believe they have the conversion stakes your are talking about. Neat idea thats for sure
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Re: Transition Assistance

Postby BHill » Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:38 pm

Thank you all for the suggestions. I have recently moved from Milwaukee out to Oconomowoc and I'll honestly tell you I have seen more ducks over the fields than I did on most water this year and that is partially driving my change of position. I would also be lying if I didn't state that I love to hear the sound of a goose hitting the ground/water and I have seen plenty of them out this way so I may be becoming more of a goose hunter/chaser. I had heard that Cabelas blinds were pretty solid but the height thing seemed to be an issue as many of the reviews I read said they were roomy for those under six foot. As for the duck stakes or feet I saw some at Farm and Fleet earlier this year, I don't recall who made them but I was unsure how they would work so I did not buy any. If anyone can comment on these it would be greatly appreciated because I have plenty of floaters.

Once again thanks much for all the insight and help.
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Re: Transition Assistance

Postby Goose Doctors » Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:22 pm

I have the tanglefree deadzone blind, I'm 6 2 but there's plenty of room for a taller guy. I love the thing, it's easy to set up and works great. Just be sure to mud whatever blind you get, it helps alot. I just started field hunting this year and I love it. I use all shells only have 40 altogether and have had no problem getting geese to come into my spread.
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