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Decoy selection help #6032967 11/16/15 09:09 PM
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I'm a new waterfowl hunter, going to be hunting the DFW metroplex and just need help on getting decoys.
What species do I get? How many is enough?

Re: Decoy selection help [Re: Michael214] #6032987 11/16/15 09:20 PM
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Re: Decoy selection help [Re: Michael214] #6032988 11/16/15 09:20 PM
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You'll have a bunch of opinions. A good starter spread I think is a dozen or so teal, dozen mallard, and 6 pintail. That will get you through a lot of situations. If you stick with it, you'll never have enough.

We didn't even get into resting deeks, feeders, or full body's.... different situations call for different deeks and spreads.

Re: Decoy selection help [Re: Michael214] #6033011 11/16/15 09:33 PM
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You can never own enough. You don't use them all every time, but there is never enough. 8pointdrop has a good plan, go with that. If you are walking in, get light decoys! Cherokee Sports has some blow up decoys that are very light and have a lot of movement in them. The weight is pretty much the weight of the weight attached to the string. They are cheap too.

Re: Decoy selection help [Re: 8pointdrop] #6033529 11/17/15 01:21 AM
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1/2 dozen mallards active. 1/2 doz gadwalls, 1/2 doz pintails for later season. If you got money get some blue bills or ringers if you hunt some open water. Never know what they may pull in.

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Re: Decoy selection help [Re: Michael214] #6033545 11/17/15 01:27 AM
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thanks a bunch, now time to go spend all my play money lol

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