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Anyone use coot in there spread

Posted By: Diverdown

Anyone use coot in there spread - 11/08/14 05:28 PM

I was thinking about getting some to add to my spread for hunting public water. Anyone else use them ?
Posted By: aerangis

Re: Anyone use coot in there spread - 11/08/14 05:35 PM

I would imagine it will work. I know a fella that used a plastic yard flamingo painted to look like a heron as a confidence decoy. I hunted over it, and birds worked the spreads with the "heron" as well as without it. The measure of success being did it scare the [censored] out of birds or were they indifferent.

I think the hard plastic decoys being sold today are designed to catch the hunters eye more than that of the birds. We successfully hunted over solid grey and solid flat black foam decoys with lead weighted keels for many years. They had zero detail, certainly not like today's dekes. Some of the hard plastic decoys for sale at Cabelas are nice enough to use as a display on a fireplace mantle.
Posted By: BMowatt

Re: Anyone use coot in there spread - 11/08/14 05:54 PM

Coot, a great addition to the spread
Posted By: DuckCoach1985

Re: Anyone use coot in there spread - 11/08/14 06:23 PM

I've heard wigeon like 'em
Posted By: Fooshman

Re: Anyone use coot in there spread - 11/08/14 11:11 PM

I have some but have never used them. Yet.
Posted By: Diverdown

Re: Anyone use coot in there spread - 11/08/14 11:17 PM

Would you put them all by them self away from the spread?
Posted By: Fooshman

Re: Anyone use coot in there spread - 11/09/14 01:13 AM

I wouldn't get too far from the ducks. I've seen birds land right in the thick of them.
Posted By: beaversnipe

Re: Anyone use coot in there spread - 11/09/14 02:16 AM

Wigeons do like em a lot
Posted By: Diverdown

Re: Anyone use coot in there spread - 11/09/14 03:51 AM

I'm going to give a go
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