MIXING (duck species) DECOYS, GOOD IDEA OR BAD

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  1. BADLARRY250

    BADLARRY250 Refuge Member

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    Me and my friend recently got into an "argument" about mixing different species of ducks in our spreads example: (wood ducks and mallards). I have always done this and never really had a problem. He told me that he will only put one species out in his spread. Wondering what other hunters thoughts on this are?
     
  2. tcc

    tcc Elite Refuge Member

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    You ever seen ducks mixed out in the field?
     
  3. calstefanko

    calstefanko Senior Refuge Member

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    Yea, woodies and mallards are the only ducks I key in on and I always use woodie and mallard decoys together, I match what i see when i scout
     
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  4. BADLARRY250

    BADLARRY250 Refuge Member

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    I have, and that's why I mix them
     
  5. mrmallerd

    mrmallerd Elite Refuge Member

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    I'm not for sure, Do they ever mix in nature?



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    dux/24 7 Elite Refuge Member

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    Yes, but it probably doesn't matter.
     
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  7. Swamp Warlock

    Swamp Warlock Senior Refuge Member

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    During the last season ,which was very good for us, I used a "spread" of 17 decoys - 7 different species were included.
     
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    smashdn Elite Refuge Member

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    Depends. What is around? Certain species have a tendency to hang together. Certain species you don't see in areas that other species may frequent as well.
     
  9. GUNNERX2

    GUNNERX2 Elite Refuge Member

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    Mallards and woodies are the only ones I will not mix together.
     
  10. bill cooksey

    bill cooksey Elite Refuge Member

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    Surely you jest. Ducks are racist. They are also incredibly intelligent creatures. They wouldn't fall for it.
     

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