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Jerk Rig?

Postby grizz18 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:22 am

Come Sept 1 we will be goose hunting. Our first place will involve a large body of water, and probably competition. We have probably a 2 doz or so floaters, and 5 doz more shells/fb's. The water will be shallow enough to put the shells on stakes, so they are out of the water, but effective to add to the spread.

What are your thoughts on jerk rigs for Canada geese? We use it on the ducks, but have never tried it on geese.
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Re: Jerk Rig?

Postby ICDEDTURKES » Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:27 pm

We use them for geese and even when hunting ducks with goose dekes we always run the geese on the jerk rig, bigger decoy more ripples..
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Re: Jerk Rig?

Postby 2500hdon37s » Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:40 pm

sounds like too many decoys for an early season hunt to me, geese usually stay in small family groups of 6-10 birds that early in the season.

a jerk rig is a great idea and I'm rigging my goose butt up to be a jerk rig this year.
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Re: Jerk Rig?

Postby noweil » Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:38 pm

I have used a jerk rig with goose floaters on some wetlands we hunt on windless days. I have had good luck with goose decoys on the jerk rig. I usually only ever use between 4-11 goose floaters from early season thru January.
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Re: Jerk Rig?

Postby cut_un » Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:21 pm

My .02... I think the jerk strings works best on Duck butts & goose butts. I think ya get more action......
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Re: Jerk Rig?

Postby Dbishop311 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:00 pm

Your not jerkin hard enough! :lol3:
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Re: Jerk Rig?

Postby Glimmerjim » Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:11 pm

Be careful with those jerk rigs. That's how David Carradine died! :lol3:
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Re: Jerk Rig?

Postby sorensonhs » Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:09 pm

2500hdon37s wrote:sounds like too many decoys for an early season hunt to me, geese usually stay in small family groups of 6-10 birds that early in the season.

a jerk rig is a great idea and I'm rigging my goose butt up to be a jerk rig this year.



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Re: Jerk Rig?

Postby grizz18 » Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:27 am

2500hdon37s wrote:sounds like too many decoys for an early season hunt to me, geese usually stay in small family groups of 6-10 birds that early in the season.

a jerk rig is a great idea and I'm rigging my goose butt up to be a jerk rig this year.


I guess I should be a little more specific. We are planning on using all our decoys, but will let scouting decide. The spread I mentioned above was our experience last year. When we scouted we found several hundred birds in one location, so we put out all the decoys to try and match it.
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Re: Jerk Rig?

Postby Have Gun Will Travel » Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:12 pm

We have fields and areas of the marsh with 100+ birds in it each day. I dont see how anyone could say its too many decoys without seeing the spot.
Grizz I'd say that on the water, ripples and motion are just as helpful for geese as they are for ducks.
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Re: Jerk Rig?

Postby Boogie1275 » Wed Sep 05, 2012 12:12 pm

what about a jerk rig for specks? We have most of our decoys set up up wind from the blind, and was just curious how a couple floaters on a jerk cord down wind of the blind would work. Thanks guys!
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