Canada Decoys to Walk-In River Hunting

Missy Skeeter

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Any recommendations for Canada Decoys where I will be walking in a > 1mile to a large river.
Shallow water is rocky, so difficult to get stakes to hold for silos.
Geese roosting on gravel bars not the river banks.
Thanks.
 

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Shell decoys, or you can get some of the eva full body/floaters (Gym shoe decoys, bulk decoy club, mayhem decoys). they are very lightweight, I can carry 3 doz full bodys at once
 

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Maybe do a search on Y-boards that you can mount silo's too?
How fast of a current does this river have?
 

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The decoys will be the least of your concerns if you shoot 3 or 4 geese back in there and have to haul them AND the decoys out. They heavy.
 

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pull a plastic sled. goes over any terrain, floats and keep things dry. folks been using them around here for years to get back in the marsh for fowl and deer hunting. you can put a lot of chit in the plastic sleds depending on the size. if it were me based upon what I hear from you i would go light on the decoys and use 4 to 6 floaters and a couple dozen shells which would fit fine in a sled along with your gun bag and gun.
 

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The decoys will be the least of your concerns if you shoot 3 or 4 geese back in there and have to haul them AND the decoys out. They heavy.
I'm used to hauling 500 lb loads.
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Maybe do a search on Y-boards that you can mount silo's too?
How fast of a current does this river have?
Not fast but hard gravel and cobble where the geese roost.
I'll do a search for Y-boards. Thanks.
 

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Is it enough water that you need/ could use floaters, or are you thinking field decoys? If field decoys use ring bases and put a rock on the upstream side of each one to stop it from tipping in the current.
 

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