Canada Decoys to Walk-In River Hunting

Billy Bob

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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.
Find some used feather flex Canadas. I use 3 dozen of the mallards for a place that's a mile hike through salt marsh.
 

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Thanks for all the suggestions.
i always drag in 2 stacked jet sleds..one for me to layout in, one for the lab back in the brush.
I ordered some bulk decoy full bodies, with the steel ring base.
I can anchor a few decoys with the steel ring with a rock in flowing water riffles
with most decoys up on dry cobble.
Should work well for where I plan to hunt.
https://bulkdecoyclub.com/products/fullbody-canada-goose-decoys
 

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Thanks for all the suggestions.
i always drag in 2 stacked jet sleds..one for me to layout in, one for the lab back in the brush.
I ordered some bulk decoy full bodies, with the steel ring base.
I can anchor a few decoys with the steel ring with a rock in flowing water riffles
with most decoys up on dry cobble.
Should work well for where I plan to hunt.
https://bulkdecoyclub.com/products/fullbody-canada-goose-decoys
If it's cold and any bit icy add some sleeper shells up on the dry cobble. I hope you kill a bunch!
 

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just curious how wide is the river? and how wide is the valley.
A lot of birds can be commanded in those narrow Valleys
 

Missy Skeeter

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River is ice free due to water coming from bottom of dam.
Looking forward to next season.
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Shells with pipe insulation , make a few floaters and set the rest on the rocks .. hunting rocky stuff is hard , try ring bases whatever gets it done but floaters are best .. We used to hunt them on the river but it was a sandbar stakes weren’t a problem .. killed a bunch over bigfoots , flambeau and Higdon but we boated in had room for a bunch walking better get a cart .. River hunting ain’t easy but is rewarding cus it’s a lot of work and these days people are lazy , few willing to do the work to reap the reward ..
 

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I was thinking you were talking the Tanana but you threw me when you mentioned a dam. Never found a spot wide enough on the Chena that the geese were using on a normal basis.

I used shells and Bigfoots when I was there but I had a boat for transporting gear.

I think you could get the new thicker sillosocks stakes in that cobble with a little wiggling.

Good luck! I really miss hunting those rivers especially on migration days!!
 

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