Huge Flooded Field Spreads

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  1. JEYESLAYER

    JEYESLAYER Elite Refuge Member

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    2 jerk lines with 4 decoys on each...that's it!
     
  2. bill cooksey

    bill cooksey Elite Refuge Member

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    Pretty high percentage of the best blinds I've ever hunted have faced east. Facing east allows you to take advantage of most of our prevailing winds. Sunglasses are handy.
     
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  3. Montauker

    Montauker Elite Refuge Member

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    Ditto the Cookster.

    I have a question, are that many decoys needed in flooded corn? The point of a large spread is visibility and they help hide people, blinds, etc, make the birds focus on the hole. Does that apply in a flooded corn situation? I assume you have an opening/landing area. I would pack that tight with a hard stop just left of the blind (assuming facing east with prevailing NW wind), and water motion in the first 1/3 of the spread closest to the blind.
     
  4. possumfoot

    possumfoot Elite Refuge Member

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    water motion is over rated. i run a pretty good size spread (1500 or so). reason i kill ducks is because even though people can see everything i'm doing, they dont know what it is.
     
  5. Goosetalk#2

    Goosetalk#2 New Member

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    Everyone has flooded corn in this area, so big decoy spread to draw them too us over the other fields. These are farm fields first so it's a few strips of standing corn, not entire field. Lots of open water. We will likely run somewhat of a pinwheel style spread since we can shoot front to back. Maybe not a blob, but a loose pinwheel for northernly and southerly winds.
     
  6. 2WIDGN

    2WIDGN Senior Refuge Member

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    If I have a choice, I always face blinds/pits to the east. Predominent winds are westerly...this allows a large permanent spread to be left out and not messed with as much. Majority of the decoys are on the back side of the blind, stretched out as far as I see fit. Landing hole and motion decoys in front and decent calling makes most birds work to the front of the blind/pit allowing all shooters a good shot at singles and groups. When it rains and winds are out of the east it makes things a little more challenging but it works out most of the time.
     
  7. Goosetalk#2

    Goosetalk#2 New Member

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    Thanks for all the great info.
     
  8. Tuleman

    Tuleman Elite Refuge Member

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    When the winds are westerly, I prefer to place the blind facing north. I hate facing east and will only do it if there is absolutely no other choice.
     
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  9. Rice Hunter

    Rice Hunter Senior Refuge Member

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    Our faces east too. You can work birds on N/S or W winds. Nothing ever works an east wind anyway.
     
  10. possumfoot

    possumfoot Elite Refuge Member

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    in the last 14 years of hunting 60 days of big duck, i can remember exactly 1 day we really killed em good in a E wind. geese dont seem to mind it quite as much and if you have teal and clouds, you should be ok, but big ducks seem to just sit.
     
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