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Duck and Goose decoys in same set?

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Do you think having a few Goose Decoys in or on the side of your Duck decoy set, is bad for one or the other? Do you see less duck's with goose in the set, or less goose with ducks in the set? Or no diff, at all?

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Geese and mallys/puddlers, no prob

Geese and divers, not so well, Ive ran all 3 2gether and it still worked somewhat but look at nature, best teacher, mallys and geese are always sharing water or fields and divers seem to stay in the middle of large bodies of water away from all other birds, sometimes divded by spieces even.

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Honker decoys floating around near your mallards might give incoming birds added confidence, like that dumb coot swimming around your spread.

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i use 6 floater mixed in with a dozen mallards and every species of duck around here at least takes a look. and usually sit by the geese

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broken, do you mix them with in the ducks or keep them to one side in a group?

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Some of my best Mallard Shoots have been over 2 dozen Goose Sleepers and 6 goose butts.

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I like to have 6-12 honkers floating around my mallards off to the sides as well

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I have had success with just one or two off to the side about 10-15 yard

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Keep them off to the side with a clear approach from either flavor and you'll be fine.

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Thanks for all the ideas. I have been setting them off to one side a good 10-20 feet off the ducks. Where I have been hunting has a good flock of resident geese but I just can't seem to bring them in? So wasn't sure if I should just lose the ducks or geese out of the set and go for one or the other?

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Put them together. I make a formation similar to an hour glass and have the geese towards the middle. worked great last year.

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I usually put a small group 10-30 yards off to the side, cruising towards the mallards. However, I was planning on doing some experimenting this year. Nice suggestions.

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i use 6 floater mixed in with a dozen mallards and every species of duck around here at least takes a look. and usually sit by the geese

i do the same and have had the same results. i put goose decoys (about 8) off the side of my duck spread on the water and have had ducks land in the goose decoys more than the duck decoys? idk but if the spread is set up right it works out good anyway....

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for ducks i make a dense bunch of deks in a line 10 yards from the blind and they usually land in that 10 yards. what do you think bout tossing some ducks in for early goose?

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Mallards love canadas, IMO you dont even need duck decoys just a duck call...

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its worth a try. let us know how it goes please.

Mallards love canadas, IMO you dont even need duck decoys just a duck call...

i might have to try that.

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Do you think some CO may have any issues with that? Kind of like Fishing when a season is close. Huum? confused

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Do you think some CO may have any issues with that? Kind of like Fishing when a season is close. Huum? confused

eh? I would think he'll give it a try when duck season starts... but yeah it works for me, especially in fields. They get thick during the early goose.

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thats how I plan on field hunting out here in ND as I dont have any duck field dekes; i was told set up my goose dekes with a couple of spinning wing duck dekes on the outsides

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thats how I plan on field hunting out here in ND as I dont have any duck field dekes; i was told set up my goose dekes with a couple of spinning wing duck dekes on the outsides

Yeah ducks love the geese in the field, they've been all over us this early season. Throw a couple spinners out come Sept 26 and we'll be shooting limits before the geese even fly. Not much experience on water though...

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