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  1. 1bigduck

    1bigduck Senior Refuge Member

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    So a couple of us are going back to N. Dakota in Nov. had a awesome time last year shot plenty of ducks. Saw some good snow feeds going on and would like to take advantage of it this year but we don't have any dekes. What is the most economical choice at putting a small spread together so we can maybe shot a few snows in the upcoming years. How small a spread would you guys hunt over and feel confident you would shot at least a few birds.
     
  2. livtohunt1on1

    livtohunt1on1 Senior Refuge Member

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    I would look into socks and no less then 3-4 hundred. Look up Craig's list and forums for spreads you could pick up along the way, you might be surprised what you can find.
     
  3. Scal les

    Scal les Refuge Member

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    Get a good snow goose call,we have some guys in California that have a good mylar call ,(yaya calls .com)we use traditional calls , e-callers are illegal ,good sounding barks ,basically birds on the ground ,we get them in the face out here refuge hunting.you can go cheap on decoys,not the call
     
  4. KEN

    KEN Moderator Moderator

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    Do you have field Canada decoys?
     
  5. Dean Nelson

    Dean Nelson Moderator Goose Hunting/North Dakota Moderator

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    3 to 5 doz silo socks can be deadly and will kick the crap out of the few hundred type setup most of the time. Biggest key with snows is not look like everybody else and just about everybody else has a few hundred decoys and spaced far too damn tight! Set the decoys up in very distinct family groups spaced vary widely. You take a few dozen decoys and spread them out over 50 some odd yards your doing a good job of mimicking birds that have been on the ground for a very long time and are in a very relaxed condition and that can be very appealing to birds moving around the area. Now the true test on how well just about anything works is out of your hands and will be decided here in the next couple weeks. The key to it will all come down to if the hatch is good the hunting will be to if the hatch is a bust the hunting will follow suit.
     
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  6. JP

    JP Elite Refuge Member

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    Put out five (5) quality FB decoys with two of them being eagle heads. You might be pleasantly surprised.
     
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  7. 1bigduck

    1bigduck Senior Refuge Member

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    thanks for the intel. going to pick up a few dozen silos and mix them in with some Canadians and see what happens. Is that true, e-callers are illegal?
     
  8. KEN

    KEN Moderator Moderator

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    Try a setting like this. Worked for us up there.
     

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  9. Scal les

    Scal les Refuge Member

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    California e-callers are illegal,more of a challenge using traditional calls.
     
  10. 1bigduck

    1bigduck Senior Refuge Member

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    thanks for the picture Ken, kinda what we have in mind.
    How about in ND, are e-callers legal?
     

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