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  1. River hunter

    River hunter New Member

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    Does anyone have an opinion on the effectiveness of snow floaters to decoy ducks. I have been considering purchasing a couple dozen for that putpose
     
  2. marshmob

    marshmob Senior Refuge Member

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    Don't know about over water but snow
    decs pull in loads of puddle ducks during the spring season.
     
  3. likesbigspreads

    likesbigspreads Elite Refuge Member

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    We are trying it this year. Running an open water spread with about 400 supermags, 150 bigfoot goose floaters and 200 snow floaters. I know we will stand out, but do not know how the ducks will react. We are in a subpar blind this year, so it will be interesting to see how we do compared to our buddies that are in the top blind next to us?
     
  4. tornadochaser

    tornadochaser Elite Refuge Member

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    ducks love white spreads.
     
  5. River hunter

    River hunter New Member

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    That is a huge amount of decoys, do you need that many to kill ducks ?
     
  6. possumfoot

    possumfoot Elite Refuge Member

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    its all relative. that is a smaller lake spread down here. i hunt a flooded field and my white spread is 80dz and dark/duck is 40dz specks/canadas and 50dz ducks.
     
  7. likesbigspreads

    likesbigspreads Elite Refuge Member

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    Thats about half of what we used to put out. 10 blinds all within 200 yards of each other, so competetion is tuff. Our thought on the snows is that we can use half as many and get the same of better effect. Less to pick up when the river comes up or when it freezes.
     
  8. negooseman

    negooseman Senior Refuge Member

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    I'm sure it's normal for where you're at but it doesn't even seem safe if there's 10 blinds in 200yds. I might give up waterfowling if I had to deal with that.
     
  9. likesbigspreads

    likesbigspreads Elite Refuge Member

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    I meant 10 blinds that are each 200 yards apart. One blind is a mile away, but we do have a blind within 200 yards.
     
  10. River hunter

    River hunter New Member

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    That seems very close. Do they shoot your working ducks at times
     

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