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Snow floaters for ducks

Discussion in 'Snow Goose Hunting Forum' started by River hunter, Oct 10, 2017.

  1. likesbigspreads

    likesbigspreads Elite Refuge Member

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    Sometimes it happens, that is the one reason for huge spreads. I would love to be by ourselves, ducks would work better and we could get better shots, but its public ground and it just is not possible.
     
  2. in2b8er

    in2b8er Refuge Member

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    I'm going to try putting 10 dozen white rock silos socks in our water spread. Only foot deep water. See how the ducks respond.
     
  3. River hunter

    River hunter New Member

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    That sounds like a great idea
     
  4. in2b8er

    in2b8er Refuge Member

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    i'll post back in 2 weeks as to the effectiveness of it. Nice thing is it wont take long to pull the 10 dozen socks if they dont like it.
     
  5. River hunter

    River hunter New Member

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    I am going to buy a couple doz snow floaters myself and give them a try. Hope the ducks like them and won't flare off
     
  6. rebelduckaholic

    rebelduckaholic New Member

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    I have a set up where we have a big dry strip behind us and we will routinely put 20 dozen socks out while mainly hunting ducks. Personally on good windy days it seems to actually help the duck hunting.
     
  7. Den and Jack

    Den and Jack Senior Refuge Member

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    I have used snow floaters before as confidence decoys. We have a bunch of swans on the Mississippi River. The ducks like to land by swans.
     
  8. jzoo

    jzoo Senior Refuge Member

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    When the snows are migrating we add 10dz whiterocks to our Canada/duck spread. Ducks do not flare or seem wary over them and it definitely increases visibility. Canadas however, do not seem to like them much.
     

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