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Decoy Set On A Small Creek
Last Post 04 Oct 2012 04:56 PM by hnt4food. 5 Replies.
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30 Jul 2008 10:42 PM

    I just got permission to hunt a small creek near my house and even though duck season is a few months away I am already thinking about decoy sets on this creek.  The creek is kind of narrow.  There is one kind of open spot where there is big bend in the creek and this seems to me to be the ideal place to set up.  I always seek ducks and gease flying around in the general location of the creek.  My question to you is what type of set should I use ..lots of ducks, geese, just a few decoys and what type of lay out?

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    31 Jul 2008 05:41 AM
    I would not load the spot up with deks. I'd think not more than half doz max. You may add one goose if you do hear and see geese in the area. And keep the kind of deks to what's in your area. Also you may consider magnum size and have you considered a "baby mojo" One mojo will/can replace a doz deks. just my $.02
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    31 Jul 2008 10:44 PM
    I agree with cut_un just use a few. I've also hunted a few creeks were I've had good luck putting a few decoys 100 yards up or down stream from my position.
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    15 May 2010 10:16 PM
    The smaller, the better on these bodies of water. If it's a new place you are hunting, don't be afraid to patrol it. You will find that the birds like certain areas better than the others and being in "THE" spot is more important than how many decoys you have out.
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    13 Apr 2011 12:36 AM
    Leaving decoys at home is a good option too. Jump shooting creeks is a ton of fun. If there are a lot of bends the shooting action can be in your face fun.
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    04 Oct 2012 04:56 PM

    About 75% of my 40 years of waterfowling has been done in creeks and puddles and I usually find that a half dozen or so decoys is about right. Placed in the slack water around bends that widen is ideal. Also key on bends with less overgrowth to allow the ducks/geese to better see your decoys. Of course it will require a bit more caution than a narrow canopy of trees over the river but usually results in more action.

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