Duck hunting for diver species like Canvasbacks, Redheads, Ringnecks, Eiders, Goldeneye and other diver ducks.
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hey guys. i have a spot that has tons of ruddy ducks. they are not to common around here. im taking out my buddy tommorow to try for them. gonna set up off a point near them. i have no ruddy recoys. not sure if they even make them. im gonna put out far a few goldeneyes and ringnecks. and a couple mallards and geese in close. my questions are, do they decoy well? will they decoy into anything like buffleheads do? am i wasting my time? my buddy has only been duck hunting twice and we have only shot 2 geese so far so im trying to get him a good trip. the birds seem to have pretty much vanished around here lately. thanks
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Yeah they decoy pretty good. Have any hen teal decoys? Take them too.
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They decoy about the same as a bufflehead. I used catch a bunch em in gill nets when I used to commercial fish. they can dive suprisingly deep
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where i hunt ruddies r that duck that flies when its a bluebird sky and there is not a single big duck flying. they tend to land on the outside of the spread when they decide to come in. i dont try to decoy em because i dont shoot em, but throwing out a 2 - 4 hen teal, or hen ring neck decoys off to the side of the spread or just out side the pocket might work. they seem to rather buzz the outside line of the spread.
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They usually hide in reeds all day so your best bet is to set some deeks out about 10 yards from their hiding ground. I never shoot them because they refuse to fly.
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if they fly they are fast, they like to come across our decoys often they are safe around me though
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Ive caught em swimming with coots often.
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