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  1. Neighbor Guy

    Neighbor Guy Elite Refuge Member

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    I have not. We have had a pretty good algae bloom with the 95-100deg heat wave, so the idea of waging out into the lake has lost its appeal. But I do want to get a look at them.

    See how the weekend plays out I guess.
     
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  2. JohnDiver

    JohnDiver Elite Refuge Member

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    I’ve been setting a rig of 20-30 v-board geese for several years now. I use black arms, never noticed the birds caring.

    Our water is deep and clear, I know the arms stick out like a sore thumb.
     
  3. Neighbor Guy

    Neighbor Guy Elite Refuge Member

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    Here are the goldeneyes on the water. From 10and 65yds

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    I like the grey way better than the black.
     
  4. Neighbor Guy

    Neighbor Guy Elite Refuge Member

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    And the Geese, on the deck, from 10yds and 65yds.

    Did a bit of a dazzle camo black over grey, not sure it was needed.

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    Shadows caught up to me so the last pic ain’t the best, but you get the idea.
     
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  5. fowlwhacker

    fowlwhacker Elite Refuge Member

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    Seen more geese decoyed over large v board goose spreads on big waters versus equal amount or larger full body floaters many times. Made a believer out of me after watching other nearby blinds have multiple tolls.

    Most I hunted over was close to 200 sets. Guide we shared a lease with left them out for a week or 2 which we thought was crazy. He had good weight to keep most from drifting away but laughed and said many typically get tangled in each other and it would take a heck of a storm to push all of them. He said it was a royal pain to pick up and move though but well worth it on geese and ducks.
     
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  6. Bwana1

    Bwana1 Elite Refuge Member

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  7. Little Ruddy

    Little Ruddy Elite Refuge Member

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    Seen several rigs that the silos were all black with just a little white on the chin and in the rear. Huge drawing power with those decoys on large open waters. Nice pic BW
     
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  8. WHUP ! Hen

    WHUP ! Hen Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    I have done the black and white paint job on silos and it works, maybe better than realistic painted birds.
     
  9. Trevi

    Trevi Senior Refuge Member

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    We run 100% swan boards on the flats off havre de grace. Guys run geese too. We use full body ducks on the outside of the spread. The swans work great. Stand out well. Ducks seem too small unless you make them magnum size. When you look at spreads out on the flats you can see the swans clear as day. The geese all just look black. I was thinking if we run goose vboards just paint them all black.
     
  10. Riverfisher

    Riverfisher Senior Refuge Member

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    First go at these and they float! Thanks for the inspiration.
     

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