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building a spread for $180?

Postby Trout&Duck » Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:23 am

So, I'm going to be going to school in south dakota this fall and I'm looking to get into goose hunting. The problem is that I only have $180 to get started with. I was thinking about getting a dozen silhouettes, and using the leftover money to make some more, but I have no idea what brand or model to get. Any advice?
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Re: building a spread for $180?

Postby noweil » Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:43 pm

If I only had $180 I would consider homemade silhouettes. Wood or coroplast will work, so will cardboard. Also on the do it yourself forum some one posted a while back how to make tar paper duck shells. Make tar paper goose shells. You could also make cut up tire decoys. That might require more than $180 in beer though.

If buying used I would be shopping for shells. I have found plenty of old Flambeau and Carry Lite shells for $2-3 each. Both one and two piece shells. Make some homemade motion stakes and hunt the shells like full bodies. Put an ad on Craigslist for reasonably priced decoys.
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Re: building a spread for $180?

Postby Cupped-n-Committed » Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:19 am

For $180 I would bet you could made 6 to 8 dozen this way. It just take a bit of labor and planning.

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Re: building a spread for $180?

Postby Trout&Duck » Thu Jul 31, 2014 6:54 am

Are campaign/yard signs big enough to get silhouettes out of or are they too short?
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Re: building a spread for $180?

Postby eagles2069 » Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:55 am

You have to get the bigger signs. The small signs won't work. I was going to make my own but found a good deal on craigslist for 5 dozen silos. If you keep your eyes on craigslist there are still good deals out there.
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Re: building a spread for $180?

Postby tornadochaser » Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:04 am

Are you living in the dorms? What is your storage situation? Do you already have a layout blind? Do you know anybody already at the school that hunts?
Buy 2 dozen divebomb sillos to start. Easy to store. You'll find out quickly (assuming you are attending SDSU) that its pretty easy to find 2 or 3 guys with similar schedules to hunt with and find gear storage options. By November your going to have waders, floaters, blinds, and spinners too.
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Re: building a spread for $180?

Postby Trout&Duck » Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:29 am

I will be living in the dorms at SDSU, my roommate hunts too, and I was planning on either getting a small storage locker if i bring up my kayak, or leaving the stuff in my car. I do have a layout blind.
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