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We jest got our duck boat and want to try out diver hunting I've been before with some of my buddies so I know how to do it what would be the best diver decoyies (bluebill canvasback bufflehead ) for my money??
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I think you would see alot more blue bills so I would pick up 2 or 3 dozen of those, I also recommend just repainting old decoys that float into bluebills since they wont mind. 6 buffleheads would be nice set off to the side of those because buffs like to land with their own species
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jscheirer wrote: I also recommend just repainting old decoys that float into bluebills since they wont mind. 6 buffleheads would be nice set off to the side of those because buffs like to land with their own species
Bills and diver spreads are gorgeous and you can really need deep pockets to do it well and nice....
that being said, they don't care what they are landing in.
if you keep 25% of your rig nice deeks and the rest repaints...(no matter how big a spread)....you will land birds
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Find large groups of cheap decoys on craigslist. Rattle can them black and rattle can a white stripe in the middle. As mentioned put a dozen or so nice decoys out around the perimeter and you will kill the divers. Or you can just paint the bill colors and a yellow eye on a couple dozen cheapies and put those around the perimeter and kill a ton of birds. Or you can just paint them all black and still kill a ton of birds.
Bluebills in particular are not that picky about decoys.
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