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#6401772 - 08/10/16 08:58 AM Do robber duck decoys keep ducks away?
chaseh2003 Offline
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Registered: 12/19/11
Posts: 74
I plan to get some new decoys this season. Was thinking of getting some widgeon because there are a fare amount where I hunt and with the color they would show up on the water pretty good. I'm wondering though if anyone has had experience with dekes flaring ducks that dont want to deal with widgeons' thieving ways.

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#6401979 - 08/10/16 10:54 AM Re: Do robber duck decoys keep ducks away? [Re: chaseh2003]
dune2218 Offline
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Registered: 02/09/16
Posts: 246
Loc: Temple, tx
get the biggest decoys you can buy ----- breed is not relevant ------- ducks can see big decoys from far away and will come check it out,,,, ducks mostly see silhouettes,,, by the time they can identify the type of decoy you have already shot them.
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#6402100 - 08/10/16 12:03 PM Re: Do robber duck decoys keep ducks away? [Re: chaseh2003]
woodduckhunter Offline
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Registered: 04/25/11
Posts: 212
uh...no. if you see wigeons while scouting it won't be a problem. like said already, silo's and the color white is the main deal to me. Whether it be in the form of pintails or diver decoys

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#6402662 - 08/10/16 05:23 PM Re: Do robber duck decoys keep ducks away? [Re: chaseh2003]
Gacman Offline
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Registered: 09/30/08
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Loc: Austin, TX
Op I think like a duck, ducks think like me, and we both feel your pain.

And the sad truth of the matter is yes some ducks will flare when they see robbers on the water.

For example when I see my old friend garrett at the restaurant or bar, I lite the f out! Seriously, C-YA!!!

It's just the way thangs are. I suggest some good old fashioned grey duck dekes.

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#6403669 - 08/11/16 12:32 PM Re: Do robber duck decoys keep ducks away? [Re: chaseh2003]
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I have never seen ducks flare because of widgeon.
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