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The best thing you can do is go sit in the boat in the area that has the flooded timber. Watch and see which area the ducks are wanting to drop into. You could set up in some random hole and you would probably shoot a few, but if you find where they want to be you will be ahead of the game. As for decoys anywhere from 6 to 2 doz. will be just fine.

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I agree with everything ole yeller said. Very important to find out which area of the timber they want. After placing the dekes out, hide on the shadow sides of the trees and kick you leg in the water to creat ripples while working the ducks. This gives an impression of alot of action on the water.

Hunting timber is best on blue bird days, especially if there's a good wind blowing as the ducks look for sheltered water. On overcast days it will be very difficult to work ducks into timber. Better to hunt open fields on those days.
 
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