It all depends on the thickness of the timber.
In thick timber we don't even use decoys for the most part. Just splash the water and call. In thin timber or holes we use 2 or 3 dozen decoys and put the bulk where we DON'T want the birds to pitch. It's pretty much a manipulation type deal to where you put the birds down exactly where you want to shoot. Kinda like using the decoys as blockers.
a couple of weeks ago i was walking through some flooded timber and jumping alot of ducks. i noticed one thing that i think would help convince the ducks they need to be in that hole. MUDDY WATER!!!! Wherever there were ducks the water was muddy, no ducks the water was clear. TIP walk around the decoys occasionally and kick the mud up to keep the water muddy because i garuantee the ducks can see it when they fly over.
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