August 10, 2011 at 12:50pm
Some have been known to wear out the early teal over a few mojo doves in flooded rice stubble with no other floating decoys of any kind. Put more emphasis on spread visibility than overall spread realism. I.e. the birds haven't really been known to come in and speculate why you're using a fully-plumed drake mallard decoy during September. Likewise, teal season is also a time you can usually get away with not being as well hidden. You may, however, have to change your tactics a bit later in the 2-week season if you're consistently hunting the same birds with no fronts pushing new arrivals in. good luck man!