Hey guys, There is a spot that I hunt on public that is basically several coves that make up a much larger cove. There is one small cove in particular that is adjacent to a neighborhood. I've already spoken to the local game warden who told me it is fine to hunt this area just not the first cove since it is within 200ish yards of the houses.
Last year I had a problem where ducks would slowly trickle into this first cove and then more and more would follow into that cove and completely bypass where I am hunting. Hard to compete with the real thing ya know.
Here is my question. Have any of you guys ever used a bird of prey type decoy to keep the ducks out of a certain area? I was thinking I could get a couple of those owl decoys that people put on roofs and decks and place them on posts out in that cove and maybe that would deter the ducks from going up in there. But I also don't want to completely spook them out of the larger area.
Anyone ever had a similar situation? I know, I'm overthinking but it is frustrating to watch dozens and dozens of ducks pile into an area that is just 100 yards out of range...
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