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Postby duckbum13 » Thu Jan 06, 2005 5:30 pm

i have a half doz geese floaters for the big river and there are lots of geese but none of them will come in and its not our calling so is there anything i can do to bring them in
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Postby 98ramtough » Thu Jan 06, 2005 5:51 pm

How big of flocks are you trying to bring into 6 goose floaters? If there is more than a single or pair you will have a hard time bringing them in with only 6 floaters. If you are a GREAT caller you can decoy geese with fewer dekes, but if not it helps to have more decoys.
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Postby mallardhunter » Thu Jan 06, 2005 6:01 pm

You don't need a ton, heck you can get some land decoys and put them on shore.
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Postby 98ramtough » Thu Jan 06, 2005 7:28 pm

im just saying if its a big flock it is difficult to land them into 6 floaters. I think geese are easier to setdown in a field than the water usually...
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Postby hawkdog » Thu Jan 06, 2005 10:16 pm

Unless you're where the geese want to be you're going to have a tough time bringing in anything other than singles with 6 dekes. Geese aren't as likely as ducks to just drop by. They are usually on a mission, either to eat or back to their roosting/loafing area. You'd be best off watching where they land and hunt there or getting more decoys to peak their interest.

Now as far as singles and doubles, I've decoyed them no problem with 5 canadas and the rest mallards. They're a lot more vulnerable and willing to land.
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Postby duckbum13 » Sat Jan 08, 2005 6:36 pm

thanks for the help guys theres alot of geese there but not alot of room to put the goose deekes so i guess ill just shoot singles and pairs
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