Re: Decoy spreads
November 07, 2017 at 3:22pm
I agree with not trying to over complicate things, but I also believe in giving myself the best opportunity at success as possible. I know ducks will sometimes decoy into coke bottles painted black, but you won't see me using them. I have a marsh spread, a timber spread, and a field spread. All have species that are found in the areas I hunt. I don't use Mallard decoys in the marsh, except for 1 or 2 hens to mimic mottleds , and I don't use pintails in the timber. Would it hurt my odds if I did? Maybe, maybe not. I do know that matching what is in the area can't hurt. I also put my decoys in groups by spices. I even separate my blue wings and my green wings. I have noticed that the majority of times (not all of the time) blue wings land with blue wings and green wings land with the green wings. When you hunt public land or high pressure areas, you have to throw everything you got at them. If it might help, but surely won't hurt, then I do it. Spread size is another common debate that will never be settled, but we'll leave that for another discussion. Good luck this season!