Where do you store duck decoys?
Storing decoys in sheds or garages are common. Maximize your space by utilizing ladder hooks along with a wide range of other hardware to hang the dekes and decoy bags, out of reach of mice and other pests.
Can you leave duck decoys out?
The birds will wise up over time and realize the decoys are not real. Depending what brand decoys you have leaving them out will be real tough on the paint, GHGs have a tendency to fade and discolor. IMO it is better for you to just pick them up and reset them if at all possible.
How do you keep duck decoys from floating?
A Texas-Rig setup, consisting of tangle-free line and lead weights, is ideal to keep decoys securely in place. A 5 to 6 foot tangle-free cord is sufficient for most hunting locations and provides enough slack so floating decoys can move naturally in current and on windy days.
How do you store Texas rig decoys?
I store them by grouping by the dozen, securing with the clip and hanging them from a hook in the ceiling. However, in transporting I lose the clip and drop them individually into a decoy bag. Drop them in one at a time. When you get ready to set up, just dump the bag and then throw them out.
Will ducks come back after being spooked?
if they’re just resting while passing through, chances are they won’t come back in any event. once they get up, they’re gone to the next rest stop. regardless of how bad or how little they’re spooked. if they’re hungry, and it’s a good feeding spot, they won’t be gone too long.
What to do with a duck after you shoot it?
After your done hunting you bring them home. With your thumbs on the ducks breast press in and upwards pretty hard until the skin and feathers come off. Then take a knife. Cut on each side of the breastbone as close as you can to it all the way down until the meat ends.
Can you call ducks without decoys?
Start calling ducks even if you don’t have any decoys. Because ducks are curious enough, and they’ll come in close enough for wing shooting when they hear you. After dropping them, you can use dead ones as decoys because that works, and many hunters use these tricks and got better results.
Can you have too many duck decoys?
You might physically carry more than this, but too many decoys (plus shotgun, shells, etc.) lugged through marsh or muck can be a killer. Boat hunters can put out bigger spreads. Two or three bags, each carrying two dozen decoys, are a reasonable load for a 16-foot boat.
How long do duck decoys last?
How long do your decoys last before you have to paint them or buy new ones? Either because they leak or the paint is chipping. I would say mine usually last 3 seasons give or take.
How far apart should decoys be on a long line?
The space between the decoys needs to be more then twice the drop. So if you have 2ft drops you need to go more then 4ft between each decoy or else they can get tangled. Most people have 2-3ft drops so that is why many people will recommend 6ft between each decoy.