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How many decoys are you putting out tommorow

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In the past I've put out everything I have, 36 mallards, 4 feeders, and 6 canadian, all floating decoys.

I've been reading some articles and I think that's probably more than I need. This year I am thinking of less, the area we hunt is a small slough so I'm thinking 2-3 dozen might be better.

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84 dozen flambeau super magnum mallard floaters, 16 dozen woodies, 98 dozen teal, 45 dozen pintails, 75 dozen goose floaters, 2 swans, 1 egret, and a couple sandhills. All together about 4,139 decoys, that shoudl do the trick. I plan on hauling them on my back in one giant bag santa borrowed to me for the weekend.

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I put out 18 to 2 dozen Goose decoys out to my RIGHT

1 dozen Duck decoys A Little over to my LEFT.

The ducks love those Goose decoys just as much if not better than the Duck decoys!

I think 4,139 decoys is slightly over kill.

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I'm sure we will put out to many just like most others. 4 dz mallards 1 doz woodies 1/2 doz wigeon 2 doz teal and 4 dz honkers. all in all openning weekend you could prolly get by with ZERO since everyone else is pass shooting ne ways so decoys really dont help IMO

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About a 1 1/2 dozen, mostly mallards with a couple teal and ringers. Sticking mostly with hens and might throw an air lucky in if the wind allows.

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All together about 4,139 decoys, that shoudl do the trick. I plan on hauling them on my back in one giant bag santa borrowed to me for the weekend.

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I put out 18 to 2 dozen Goose decoys out to my RIGHT

1 dozen Duck decoys A Little over to my LEFT.

The ducks love those Goose decoys just as much if not better than the Duck decoys!

I think 4,139 decoys is slightly over kill.

grin Thanks I needed a good laugh today

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7 woodies, 9 mallards(1 drake), 13 goose, and two air lucky's. good enough. Will put out more as the season gets goin and the migrators start comin.

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We will have about 5-6 hours before decoy time to think about it. Usually just put them all out (if its a big enough spot) to get more room in the boat.

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4 woodies, 2 or 3 teal, and 5 mallards- no drakes. Much more realistic this time of year when they're still flying in family groups and the drakes are still eclipsed...

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Butch has got it. We use all the decoys that dont have much color or try not to well through out a few that are colorful but try to keep it low in color looks more realistic. I'll set out as many as i need so probably a few doZ with alittle of everything mixed in.

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We put out about 25 on the small pothole we hunt in, some teal, wooducks and a couple mallards, set up to leave a small pocket for landing U dont need many the first few weeks

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if your hunting a resting area that holds lots of birds then numbers help but ne were else your just making your spread look cool. lots of decoys on the water placed in the right arragement looks great make sure to leave landing spots tho!

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we usually throw out about 2 dozen goose decoys and 1 1/2 dozen mallards

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2 greenwing teal, 2 mallard duck butts, 2 drake bluebills for color, and 6 mallards. thats all im running this weekend.

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6 woodducks and 6 mallards just need enough for them to come in and take a look. 'THEN BANG!' Down it comes. =D

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2.5doz goose dekes, 1doz mallards (3 drakes), 6 bw teal (all hens) and 3 woodies (1 drake).

That's what we'll roll with for the first couple weekends. After that, we'll see what kind of activity, movement and species are around.

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I used 2 dozen mallards. 1 dozen were super mags, the other were lif-size. 4 woodducks, 3 teal, 3 duck butts, and 10 geese. ducks decoyed very well. almost too well. made me think I know what im doing but im sure my next hunt will prove me wrong. haha

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Saturday used 5 Mallard decoys, 4 hens and one beat up drake. Birds came right in. Decoys were set three 20 yards left and two 15 yards right. Got dozens at home but how realistic is that.

Sunday added two hen wood duck dekes. Had flocks of up to 30 mallards come in after a couple passes Sunday

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Saturday we used 2 doz mallards and 2 doz ringneck/bluebill dekes.

Sunday, after seeing several large flocks on Ringnecks in the area, we employed 2 doz. mallards, two air luckys, and three doz. Ringneck/bluebill dekes.

Me and my hunting buddies did the math and have 18 doz dekes that we can employ, but I don't thnk we ever will! laugh Still not close to that 4,000 number though!! ha!

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