Question: How do you use a duck decoy?

How many duck decoys should I use?

On smaller, confined waters, a spread of six to 36 decoys should be sufficient. On larger waters or dry fields, hunters should put out as many decoys as practical. I never heard of anybody scaring ducks or geese away because they used too many decoys. Typically, the more, the merrier.

How do you set a decoy spread?

10 Surefire Decoy Strategies

  1. Make Your Spread Visible. …
  2. Keep Water Open around Your Decoys. …
  3. Set a Floating Spread for Canada Geese. …
  4. Use Goose Decoys for Ducks. …
  5. Spread Out Decoys in Flooded Timber. …
  6. Deploy the Ultimate Diver Spread. …
  7. Give Geese Room to Land. …
  8. Deceive Dabblers with Coot Decoys.

Does duck decoy size matter?

Ducks have no size consistency, meaning, to a duck, there’s no difference between a big decoy or a small decoy. The only practical difference is that the bigger decoys can be seen from further away, and they stand out better against the background. Personally, I like using fewer bigger decoys.

How do you get high flying ducks to decoy?

Try placing the spinning wing decoys at the front edge of your decoy spread with the head pointing into the wind and towards the rest of your decoy spread. This will make it look like a duck is just preparing to land which can add some comfort to the incoming ducks.

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Why are duck decoys so expensive?

“The reason valuable decoys are so valuable is because 90 percent of them were repainted or had their heads broken off, so the ones that are left in good condition are the best ones and go for high prices.” According to Guyette, most of the decoys he sees in appraisals are worth about $100.

Is it bad to 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.

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.

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