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2 dz min per hunter IMO. I like to use 50+ by myself. Often I use CA goose decoys in conjuntion. If using a bunch of FB CA at same time often 2 dz will suffice. But if only 9 FB Ca goose, them I'll set 50+ for the late season Mallards we get up here where I hunt.
 

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Depends. If you use a spinner (or more) then you do not need very many. If you do not use spinners than larger spreads will provide better action for you. If there are no geese using the fields you hunt you may want to leave them back and add more ducks. I have seen ducks stay away from field spreads of goose decoys especially when they are getting hunted hard. There are now many options for field duck hunting and numbers do help!
 

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Brett Beinke said:
If there are no geese using the fields you hunt you may want to leave them back and add more ducks. I have seen ducks stay away from field spreads of goose decoys especially when they are getting hunted hard.
:withstupid: We hunted a field once and put out 2 dozen geese decoys and about 6 ducks decoys....though we were mainly focusing on geese, yet there was about 500 mallards using the field and we thought if no geese came we would pound the hell outta the mallards.....but when the mallards started coming in they totally stayed clear of our spread. We had one bunch pass over but we never did shoot which was a mistake because no geese ever came either and we went home empty!! :pissed:
 

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The ducks really seem to like snow goose decoys. It's kinda frustrating sittin in the middle of a ton of rags and windsocks in February and having pins and mallards eat you up and you can do nothing about it.
Chris
 
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