Sleeper shells on ice.

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  1. DANNY NEWELL

    DANNY NEWELL Elite Refuge Member

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    We did really good this year using sleepers on ice.
    Only problem is on very windy days they want to slid.
    What do you guys do to prevent this from happening?

    Danny
     
  2. livtohunt1on1

    livtohunt1on1 Senior Refuge Member

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    Give em the run way...two pods of geese with a nice 10-15 yard strip right down the center. Gives them a site line through the decoys and allows them to land short or long. We ve noticed over the last few years that giving them a slot to fly thru the decoys(NOT OVER) deters them from sliding to the corners of the spread.
     
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    Wareagle1 Senior Refuge Member

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    Pretty sure he was talking about the sleepers sliding on the ice on windy days.:yes

    Good advice though
     
  4. DANNY NEWELL

    DANNY NEWELL Elite Refuge Member

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  5. livtohunt1on1

    livtohunt1on1 Senior Refuge Member

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    HEHEHE well then...just my random thought of the day.
     
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  6. Phil Hudson

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    freezing them to the ice has worked the best for me.
     
  7. Jon-Barta

    Jon-Barta Senior Refuge Member

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    Couple different things I do to keep them down on the ice. One is to spill a little water on top and freeze them down. Thats fine if the wind is not ripping right when you start setting up. Another thing I do that is time consuming and a lot of work if your setting 25-30 doz out is to take barn nails with a 1 '' washer welded around it about half way and get those in the ice. I use a silo sock punch to make the hole then push the nail in down to the washer. You dont need the washer if your only hunting a day but if your leaving them in for more then a day and its sunny the decoy picks up sun, then transfers it to the nail and the nail will melt down through the ice. The washer helps keep it up on top of the ice. To get them out I carry a sledge hammer and pop them on top to loosen them and then another guy walks behind and picks them up.
     
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    Freezing them to the ice works for me
     
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    4 inch drywall nails and a screw gun. After Decoys are picked up the screws are hazardous for dog feet.
     
  10. DANNY NEWELL

    DANNY NEWELL Elite Refuge Member

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    Thank you for your responses.
    Now I've got some ideas to work with.

    Danny
     

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