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Leaving decoys out a good or bad idea. #6953609
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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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Re: Leaving decoys out a good or bad idea. [Re: shooterwalter] #6953621
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Re: Leaving decoys out a good or bad idea. [Re: shooterwalter] #6953721
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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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Re: Leaving decoys out a good or bad idea. [Re: shooterwalter] #6953727
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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.

Re: Leaving decoys out a good or bad idea. [Re: shooterwalter] #6953733
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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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Re: Leaving decoys out a good or bad idea. [Re: shooterwalter] #6953737
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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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Re: Leaving decoys out a good or bad idea. [Re: ndhunter] #6953849
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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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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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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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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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I went and put mine out on Lavon this morning to hold my spot. Suckas

Re: Leaving decoys out a good or bad idea. [Re: kdub] #6954131
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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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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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Re: Leaving decoys out a good or bad idea. [Re: LarryCopper] #6954220
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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

Re: Leaving decoys out a good or bad idea. [Re: shooterwalter] #6954289
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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.


Re: Leaving decoys out a good or bad idea. [Re: shooterwalter] #6954450
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I put an old decoy on a pond at my deer lease. Never made any difference on how often ducks showed up. But the pond was visible from a public road. I have replaced the decoy twice now due to road poachers jumping the pond and shooting my decoys.

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I leave my decoys out and park my boat nearby with a light swinging on it. Then I swim back to the ramp and sleep in my truck where it's warm!

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Originally Posted By: Sniper John
I put an old decoy on a pond at my deer lease. Never made any difference on how often ducks showed up. But the pond was visible from a public road. I have replaced the decoy twice now due to road poachers jumping the pond and shooting my decoys.

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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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Originally Posted By: LarryCopper
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I put an old decoy on a pond at my deer lease. Never made any difference on how often ducks showed up. But the pond was visible from a public road. I have replaced the decoy twice now due to road poachers jumping the pond and shooting my decoys.

mad

Some guys on a lease i was on filled some decoys of mine full of holes.

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I put an old decoy on a pond at my deer lease. Never made any difference on how often ducks showed up. But the pond was visible from a public road. I have replaced the decoy twice now due to road poachers jumping the pond and shooting my decoys.

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Some guys on a lease on was on filled some decoys of mine full of holes.


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Originally Posted By: ducknbass
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I put an old decoy on a pond at my deer lease. Never made any difference on how often ducks showed up. But the pond was visible from a public road. I have replaced the decoy twice now due to road poachers jumping the pond and shooting my decoys.

mad

Some guys on a lease i was on filled some decoys of mine full of holes.


Only one other on my lease. I know he would not have done it. He has way more fun shooting my decoys in front of me.

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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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