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#6953609 - 11/09/17 07:19 PM Leaving decoys out a good or bad idea.
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I did this one season and I saw \more ducks than ever before./ I hear some say bad idea what you say
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#6953621 - 11/09/17 07:28 PM Re: Leaving decoys out a good or bad idea. [Re: shooterwalter]
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#6953721 - 11/09/17 08:39 PM Re: Leaving decoys out a good or bad idea. [Re: shooterwalter]
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A lot of hunting clubs in Louisiana and South Texas do that wit massive spreads. Iím not sure if anybody knows the right answer I prefer not to. I tend to set up very different spreads. More motion- less decoys. I would say sun, Clouds and wind are a big determining factor.
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#6953727 - 11/09/17 08:42 PM Re: Leaving decoys out a good or bad idea. [Re: shooterwalter]
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Food and safety are the only thing on a ducks mind. Leaving decoys out is not going to help attract and hold ducks.

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#6953733 - 11/09/17 08:50 PM Re: Leaving decoys out a good or bad idea. [Re: shooterwalter]
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An old farmer in my area leaves 3 decoys on his pond year round. He doesn't like ducks or geese to make a home and hang around too long. He says that ducks will land, swim around for a minute, then leave cause they know it's fake. So leaving decoys out is a personal call i'd think. Are you hunting new birds, a feeding ground, a honey hole that they always go to...? gotta take it into account. In my experience, if I kill birds in a spot it normally isn't good the next day so I just go ahead and pick up.
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#6953737 - 11/09/17 08:54 PM Re: Leaving decoys out a good or bad idea. [Re: shooterwalter]
ndhunter Offline
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Originally Posted By: shooterwalter
I did this one season and I saw \more ducks than ever before./ I hear some say bad idea what you say


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#6953849 - 11/09/17 11:29 PM Re: Leaving decoys out a good or bad idea. [Re: ndhunter]
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Decoys work for bringing in ducks, obviously, but hurt with retaining ducks (I have never seen a duck excited to see a decoy, normally scared of them). So there is a positive/negative effect here, "net" I think its a bad idea. JMO.

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#6953940 - 11/10/17 06:38 AM Re: Leaving decoys out a good or bad idea. [Re: shooterwalter]
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Originally Posted By: shooterwalter
I did this one season and I saw \more ducks than ever before./ I hear some say bad idea what you say

If you have a pond holding ducks, what good would decoys do? I do not see how that would improve it. And if you have a pond that does not hold ducks, I guess what is the harm in leaving decoys out there, but I doubt that would improve the spot either. Plus it will not take long for decoys to start looking crappy sitting outside all the time, I good way to ruin a good set of decoys.

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#6954067 - 11/10/17 08:09 AM Re: Leaving decoys out a good or bad idea. [Re: shooterwalter]
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Originally Posted By: shooterwalter
I did this one season and I saw \more ducks than ever before./ I hear some say bad idea what you say


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#6954090 - 11/10/17 08:25 AM Re: Leaving decoys out a good or bad idea. [Re: shooterwalter]
BarneyWho Offline
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only leave your decoys out if you want to hold a spot for the mornings hunt or had a bang up hunt and want to hold the spot for the next day. Unwritten rule is three days max leaving them out to hold a spot. After day three it's just unChristian.
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#6954104 - 11/10/17 08:34 AM Re: Leaving decoys out a good or bad idea. [Re: shooterwalter]
kdub Offline
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I went and put mine out on Lavon this morning to hold my spot. Suckas

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#6954131 - 11/10/17 08:47 AM Re: Leaving decoys out a good or bad idea. [Re: kdub]
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Originally Posted By: kdub
I went and put mine out on Lavon this morning to hold my spot. Suckas

That wasn't near my blind was it? Cuz I was out there 2 weeks ago building it and I'm rollin' in at LST to claim it.
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#6954194 - 11/10/17 09:16 AM Re: Leaving decoys out a good or bad idea. [Re: shooterwalter]
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It's a great way to attract new birds. You have to have the right piece of water to make it usefull. Big water in high migration traffic. If not. I don't see an advantage. It will however pull down birds who had no intention of going there. I'm talking 100 decoys minimum. It's a party and everyone is invited.
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#6954220 - 11/10/17 09:28 AM Re: Leaving decoys out a good or bad idea. [Re: LarryCopper]
kdub Offline
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Originally Posted By: LarryCopper
Originally Posted By: kdub
I went and put mine out on Lavon this morning to hold my spot. Suckas

That wasn't near my blind was it? Cuz I was out there 2 weeks ago building it and I'm rollin' in at LST to claim it.



OOoo that was a blind? I thought it was a porta potty.. sorry flush

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#6954289 - 11/10/17 10:06 AM Re: Leaving decoys out a good or bad idea. [Re: shooterwalter]
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I don't leave them out just because I don't want them to get sun bleached or to have scum grow on them.
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