Drake/hen ratio?

Discussion in 'Decoy Forum' started by Meach, Aug 22, 2017.

  1. championkid

    championkid New Member

    Nov 16, 2005
    I go the opposite way with my ratio, at least early season. I hunt over a 60/40 hen to drake combo. I asked a refuge manager years ago, what is the first duck you see when doing arial surveys? He said a black mallard, which surprised me. But he said nothing is that dark and the contrast sticks out like a sore thumb. He said you can spot a black duck from miles away.

    So i always throw black ducks out in my spread.

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