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I have been wondering this for a little while and wanted to ask "the braintrust" here what all you guys thought. People say that contrasts in color of a duck spread increase visibility. That's why you guys always highly recommend putting bluebill dekes out and other ducks of that nature. So what I wondered is if you added a half dozen snow goose shells to a 3 dozen canada goose decoy spread to see the contrast of dark vs. light bodies in the spread to attract geese. Around here it's very common to see a few "oddball" snows in a flock so it may also add some realism. So whats your guys' take on this? Am I thinking a little "too" out of the box?
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Easy enough to drag a half dozen in if birds flare. Post up ur results when done. In Canada we didn't get many snows come over our Canada dekes and vice vrs but a rare straggler. I would say add a few spec dekes would be more realistic.
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my question is, if you have been seeing a straggler or 2 in a group of canadians why dont you already have 1-3 snow decoys in your spread??
when we field hunt we run the 1 snow big foot my buddy got in a give away, the birds seam a little less weary. even though we VARY RARELY see a snow in with Canadians.
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I wouldn't run snows with canadas. Snows tend to flock together in a lot bigger group than canadas and lot more competitive feeders than canadas. When I'm hunting snows I target them and will have canadas come over close enough giving me a look and close enough to make shots at. Same with targeting canadas, but they very rarely feed together.
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goodkarmarising wrote:I wouldn't run snows with canadas. Snows tend to flock together in a lot bigger group than canadas and lot more competitive feeders than canadas. When I'm hunting snows I target them and will have canadas come over close enough giving me a look and close enough to make shots at. Same with targeting canadas, but they very rarely feed together.
snows and Canadas do feed together. but you could put a small group of snows off to the side of your spread. but snows and Canadas do feed together ive seen it more than once
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