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  1. marshmob

    marshmob Elite Refuge Member

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    Your hunting snows out of a layout boat? And those repurposed mags look real good.
     
  2. negooseman

    negooseman Elite Refuge Member

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    If I had layout boats, I would be surrounded by snow goose floaters instead of socks. :tu
     
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  3. CamoHunter870

    CamoHunter870 Elite Refuge Member

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    Yes, I have a 12' layout boat along with a refuge runner that is towed behind the 12' boat. With these two rigs, I can roughly put out 75 decoys. When buddies join in with their layouts, the decoy # can grow to 100-200.

    The rig with just the decoys I can haul:
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    Think this pic was with 1 or 2 other layout boats and their decoys:
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    If the birds aren't flying, the Coleman stove comes in handy :grvn
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  4. ajj16

    ajj16 Senior Refuge Member

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    Not a lot of people hunt like that, do they decoy pretty well to seeing something a little different?? Looks like a good time!
     
  5. marshmob

    marshmob Elite Refuge Member

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    We layout hunt for puddles but never thought about it for snows. Now I need to build a floater spread.
     
  6. negooseman

    negooseman Elite Refuge Member

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    I'd love to hunt that way, especially on very warm days, near the end of the migration, or late evening. Add in some soft, romantic serenades from the ecaller.......:tu
     
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  7. WHUP ! Hen

    WHUP ! Hen Elite Refuge Member

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    I think they’ll work great, congrats in the ingenuity. I have painted some junk plastic decoys black with a white bill and they draw more ducks than coots.
     
  8. ajj16

    ajj16 Senior Refuge Member

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    Anyone use the "Flocka Flickas" from Mojo for motion in the spread? Thought maybe a few of those on the water through the spread might help like snows stretching their wings, like they like to do? .....Or are the just a waist of money?
     
  9. negooseman

    negooseman Elite Refuge Member

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    Waste of money. You wanna attract snows? ........WHITE.
     
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  10. theduckguru

    theduckguru Elite Refuge Member

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    If you can find some foam decoys such as Herters 81s you are set.
     

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