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Old 10-29-2019, 09:10 PM   #1
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Permanent Blind by water ? Ducks or Geese ?
Boat Blind ?
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What are you doing this Fall ?

How many motion decoys ?

I hunt from my 16 Lowe 35hp Johnson Beavertail Blind and can hunt three people. I run decoys on how many people are hunting, If I am by myself around 50-60 Duck Decoys and 6 Canada Goose decoys is about all I care to put out by my self.
Three People we will run 80 plus Duck Decoys 6 Canada's Geese decoys. Two Hunters some where in between.
It also depends on where I am hunting Wetlands and backwaters of Mississippi River one can run more Decoys than that very powerful Missouri River along the Iowa Border.

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When I hunted out of Santee in a boat blind, 100+ duck decoys, 4 dozen goose floaters and very rarely a spinner or 2.

Field hunting I have 13 dozen full bodies, 10 dozen sleeper shells and 8 spinners. Depends on number of hunters, never more then 4 and usually only 2 I will put out what I think it will take. If on the X usually no more then 4 dozen, running traffic the trailer could get emptied. Snow on the ground all the sleepers and maybe 5 dozen fullbodies but maybe depending on situation, number of hunters etc.
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Old 10-30-2019, 07:53 AM   #3
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Pond: AJ and I run 40 goose floaters and 5 dozen full bodies. No duck decoys. Most of the time they land in the goose decoys but if we put them out its about a dozen ducks.

Field laydowns: We run everything we have (210). If we are on the X we put out 60 plus

Marsh: We run around 3 dozen with a spinner. Sometimes it's not about the size of spread but your location.
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Old 10-30-2019, 07:03 PM   #4
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Walk in, as few as i can get away with , hardly ever use a spinner anymore. If one of the younger guys wants to carry it im fine ,but not afraid to put up right away depending on how the bird's react.
Feild hunting geese always change it up . Anywhere from 18 to 100 . Never try to give the same birds the same look.
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3 dz ducks 4 goose floaters. If i cant get them with that i dont need them. i have had guys with huge spreads out on the same bodies of water as me and they never seem to do better. robos on new ducks have kinda killed the need for big spread viability
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The Duck Boat Company Blackjack boat blind. 3 doz mallard dekes. 2 spinners. Never needed more. Routinely finish mallards, some large flocks.
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Old 11-02-2019, 10:28 PM   #7
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Wish that spot looked as good this year.
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