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What species decoy #7255648 08/14/18 08:35 PM
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Do you run a straight mallard setup or do you mix in various puddler or divers for variation?


Re: What species decoy [Re: TXCrossTimbers] #7255677 08/14/18 08:59 PM
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It all depends on the area that you hunt. We use a mixed spread of gadwall, wigeon, teal, pintail, and mallards.

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Your decoys should match the birds in the area. If I'm hunting gadwall and pintails, I'm throwing mostly those.

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Teal, a handful of mallards, few gadwall, and some woodies. Because thatís what I shoot where I hunt.


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Greys, few widgeon, mallard and teal

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I donít give it much thought since I mostly shoot a mix bag of puddlers. Thus 2-4 dozen mixed decoys consisting of greys, widgeon, pintail and mallards.


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I use mallard and pintails, but those are the species I'm after.

Re: What species decoy [Re: TXCrossTimbers] #7255917 08/15/18 12:20 AM
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Couple of puddler packs. grin

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When I was a kid we couldn't afford decent decoys. We used unpainted black decoys. They worked fine. Now I have greys, teal and mallard.


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We use a combination of Wigeon, gaddies, pintail, teal and Cans. The cans really catch their eye.

We almost never use mallard decoys.

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Re: What species decoy [Re: TXCrossTimbers] #7256912 08/15/18 04:30 PM
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Combo of mallard, pintail, and gadwall in the past along with a Wonder Duck which is AWESOME!! This year have some GWT and a couple Canada's to add to the mix.


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Nothing but spooners and coots. Be sure to muddy up the water real good in your spread too!

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