Mixing shells, full bodies and deadly decoys

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Mixing shells, full bodies and deadly decoys

Postby Hunter MN » Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:03 am

Was wondering if it would be ok to use a mix of full bodies, shells and deadly goose decoys. If I had the money we would run all full bodies and shells, but since we don't, we are just using the decoys we have. We have 2 dozen big foots and 2 dozen shells, with 3 dozen deadly decoys. Any suggestions on how to set up in a field with these as far as placing the deadly decoys or if it would be ok to run a spread like this? Thanks for any help. Bunch of duck hunters trying to figure out field hunting.. Haha
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Re: Mixing shells, full bodies and deadly decoys

Postby 18javelin » Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:49 am

Uh yea. Set them up how you want. I would mix a little but set full body towrds the downwind side so they are looking at tjem as they commit.
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Re: Mixing shells, full bodies and deadly decoys

Postby tornadochaser » Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:38 am

Mix them up. Watch how the birds react to the deadlies. Bigger resident type honkers sometimes shy away, but i've seen migrator sized birds crash right into the deadlies before.

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Re: Mixing shells, full bodies and deadly decoys

Postby cut_un » Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:50 am

Just my $.02, you may want to leave the deadly decoys in the bag. Early season birds do not require big spreads,I'm thinking the full bodies & shells should do the trick.....If you are worried about your spread numbers, you may put a few out to bulk up your spread but,keep em to the inside of your spread......as stated, those ole resident ganders have seen alot of spreads :eek: Set em out in small groups of 3 to 5 decoys and get-er-done :wink:
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