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Setting up decoys

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  1. jdlysne

    jdlysne New Member

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    I’m curious on how people are setting up 800-1000 snow goose decoy spreads? I’m kind of new to the snow goose world so any help will be greatly appreciated
     
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  3. GOOSEMANRDK

    GOOSEMANRDK Senior Refuge Member

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    Need to know more. Permanent spread vs moving daily spread?
     
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    GK1 Elite Refuge Member

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    Get to the field...get out in the field...grab decoys...set decoys.
     
  6. jdlysne

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    I know how to set up decoys, I’m more so wondering about the actual layout pattern
     
  7. GOOSEMANRDK

    GOOSEMANRDK Senior Refuge Member

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    For hunting the X, I try to set the spread to mimic how I saw the birds feeding when I scouted the field. Usually ends up being a central "ball"(for hiding) of decoys with scattered groups all around. The higher the wind, the more on the downwind side the ball is with less isolated groups out down wind, less wind and the ball is more central with more isolated groups downwind and all around.
     
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  8. GOOSEMANRDK

    GOOSEMANRDK Senior Refuge Member

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    With all of my waterfowl hunting, I try to get away from setting a "spread" and try to actually set a fake flock of birds. I don't try and do things to get the birds to go where I want them, or to try and "trap" them. I set something that hopefully the birds find a comfortable place to want to be in. If that happens to be right were I want them from the get go, A+. If not, I move the blinds, and only the blinds to be able to shoot them where they want to be. Usually a small shift is all that is needed.
     
  9. jdlysne

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    Awesome thanks for the reply!
     
  10. marshmob

    marshmob Elite Refuge Member

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    We run about 1000 socks and 15 Sillosocks flappers. We have one main group, about 700, where the callers, flappers, and blinds are. We split the remainder of the decs in half and set one group about 50 yards one way and the group 50 yards the other way.
    This has helped make it look bigger and pull traffic birds and it’s not one white blob.
    We don’t hunt the X but instead choose a really good flight path. Since it’s typically 2 or 3 of us, it’s hard to chase the X since it changes daily.
     

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