newbie4 wrote:oh thats nice if the lessers fit in the duck full body bags. Is a dozen full bodies and a dozen shells enough to kill geese or would a person be better off getting more?
Depends on the spot and the birds. Will you be able to kill birds..... Absolutely. I remember hunting with a 1 1/2 dozen and still killed birds, but there were times i wish I had more. Would have smoked a lot more powder on a few trips.
In my experience, the best "all-around" field spread is 2 dozen shells and 1 1/2 dozen full bodies. Remember this is just what has worked for me. But in some areas that is too little and sometimes too much. One thing to take into consideration that has helped me.....
When scouting, pay attention to how many birds are using the field, and how many seperate groups. I hunted fields that had one group of 30 birds using it. I putt out decoys and I wished I would have just camo-ed up and sat on the X. The group came over the horizon early in the morning, set wings, saw my decs, and picked right up and turned around. Busted hunt! Why? It was one group using the field, they never saw another group their before. It didn't look right to them.
When you have a lot of geese and several groups using a field, things get easier and more decoys are the ticket. Especially in a larger field with a much bigger X. You wan tthose birds on you, not 50 yards from you.