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Offline Coasthunterjay

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Mixing decoy spread
« on: September 12, 2007, 11:29:57 PM »
So i sold about 5 dozen decoys a couple years ago and now only have a dozen magnum mallards. I just moved to Port Angeles and am in need of some more decoys and i just so happen to be going to Sportsman Warehouse next week.

What Duck species should i buy?

Would you recommend mixing with the chance that i might start sea duck hunting?


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Re: Mixing decoy spread
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2007, 12:13:59 AM »
I would probably get a dozen wigeon regardless
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Re: Mixing decoy spread
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2007, 07:37:52 AM »
Every puddle duck decoys to mallard decoys.  period.

If you're going to hunt sea ducks then get to different set ups and have both ready to go depending on your choice for the day. 

I would go buy yourself another dozen mallards, standard or mags, doesn't really matter.  If you want to mix in a few "others", find a buddy or two willing to split a dozen widgeon or a few pintails.  Or just buy them yourself and use only the bull pintails or drake widgeon to help and some color to your spread.  No sense in lugging hen pinnies or widgeon dekes just for the effect of shear numbers.  A nice puddler spread of 16-18 mallards, 3 or 4 bull pinnies and a couple male widge would look just fine. 
hey, where's Professor Chaos? Anyone seen him?

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Re: Mixing decoy spread
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2007, 04:17:26 PM »
Nice good advice. Will do!!