Field spread setup

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Field spread setup

Postby T.C. Bolding » Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:22 pm

When you guys are goose hunting in fields. Would you rather have more feeder head positions or active head positions?
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Re: Field spread setup

Postby Cupped-n-Committed » Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:54 am

A variety of positions. I always find it funny when I hear guys stating you need this % of that and so on and so many lookers. Watch geese land, because we normally don't and shoot them before they do. The geese on the ground most times ignore the geese in the air unless its their flock when they landed first. They normally only respond when they land and it usually a territory thing when they do. IMO, this question would be about 7 or 8 on my list, maybe :smile:
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Re: Field spread setup

Postby T.C. Bolding » Tue Jun 24, 2014 3:49 pm

I agree. I've got a bunch of actives right now. Didn't know if I should get more feeders.
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Re: Field spread setup

Postby clymerfowler » Tue Jun 24, 2014 6:01 pm

i run more feeders, resters and sleepers than i do actives by a long shot. to me alot of heads up means danger or somethings going on.
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Re: Field spread setup

Postby T.C. Bolding » Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:51 pm

I can see that! I just like picking other guys brains to try new things!
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Re: Field spread setup

Postby noweil » Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:03 am

TC, I hunt small spreads from September till January. 2-12 decoys will do for most of my hunting. Years ago we had 2 head styles, feeder and sentry. Most the time a dozen decoys was 8 feeders and 4 sentries. I have killed a lot of geese with that ratio of decoys. This past January I was killing my 2 bird limit over 8 full bodies with 2 sentries and 6 feeders.
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Re: Field spread setup

Postby T.C. Bolding » Fri Jun 27, 2014 6:16 am

That's awesome! We have an 8 bird limit here
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Re: Field spread setup

Postby tsamp » Fri Jun 27, 2014 5:30 pm

Go with more feeders for sure.
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Re: Field spread setup

Postby mnwaterfowler98 » Fri Jul 11, 2014 3:27 pm

Feeders and resting head positions general will indicate a more relaxed group of birds. Personally I try to run many more feeders. Does it make a big difference? Probably not but I don't know, but I like to try and match what I see in geese in the fields I scout.

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Re: Field spread setup

Postby Huntfish12 » Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:33 am

T.C. Bolding wrote:That's awesome! We have an 8 bird limit here

wheres this at???
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Re: Field spread setup

Postby T.C. Bolding » Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:22 pm

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