Once again, from the testing that I have done with this I have found there to be absolutely no impact on how geese react to my spread if all decoys are of one brand compared to the times when I have mixed brands.
How many goose decoys should I use?
I’ve done great with 12 decoys per hunter. It takes this many to conceal a hunter in a layout blind. Cochran echoes Bartz’s advice: “You’ve got to be in the center of the bullseye—right where the geese want to go—when you’re hunting with three dozen or fewer decoys.
Which way should goose decoys face?
Hunters will often place their decoys facing one direction, which is O.K. if you want your spread to look unrealistic. Geese in a real flock will face one general direction, usually into the wind, but you will have those that are feeding or moving about that will be facing any direction.
Is 6 goose decoys enough?
Sometimes it’s a case of giving birds something different to look at. Small spreads really shine when they allow you to hunt a spot you might not otherwise be able to reach. Six decoys in the right place are better than six dozen in the wrong location.
What is the best time to hunt geese?
Spring, Late Summer, Fall and Winter. As mentioned, the time-of-day equation for goose hunting is fairly simple. Take advantage of morning and evening feeding flights in fields. Pursue them at midmorning and midday over loafing waters or, if wet weather hits, at feeding areas.
Where do you put geese in duck spread?
Re: Goose decoys in duck spread
Put them on the upwind side of the LZ and use em a blockers at the top of the pocket. Personally if money wasn’t an issue, i’d be running 12 dozen geese and 3 dozen ducks… ducks like geese, and visibility is key.
Can you shoot geese on the ground?
It is perfectly legal to shoot geese on the water (including in Maryland), or for that matter shooting them on the ground also. In some peoples opinion it is not sporting or ethical. I’m not one to go jump shoot a flock of birds in a field or loafing on water, but if geese land in my decoys, they are getting shot.
Can ducks recognize human faces?
New research suggests that some birds may know who their human friends are, as they are able to recognize people’s faces and differentiate between human voices. Being able to identify a friend or potential foe could be key to the bird’s ability to survive.
Are flocked decoys worth it?
Flocking, a soft coating that is used on the head, tail, and body of decoys, may cost more, but it’s a worthwhile expense. According to Powers, the benefits of flocking are most pronounced on dark surfaces, such as the black necks of Canada geese and the dark-green heads of drake mallards.
Do you need decoys to hunt geese?
So is it possible to hunt geese without decoys? The short answer is yes but it will require work. Here are a few of your considerations to improve your chances of successfully hunting geese without decoys: Locate exactly where the geese are feeding and roosting.
How many snow goose decoys do I need?
Set out a minimum of 500 decoys (1,000 to 1,500 is better). Supplement shell and silhouette decoys with lighter, less expensive white rags or white plastic bag decoys. Wear camouflage or white if snow covers the ground. Don’t over call.