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Duck Decoys - any specific ducks?

Discussion in 'Northwest Hunting' started by Pirelli, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. Pirelli

    Pirelli Oregon City Member

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    I know ducks have excellent eyesight and can see me (if I'm not careful) in my blind, but is there a specific type of duck decoys I should be putting out? Should i get a dozen Mallard drake and hen decoys and call it good? Or should I get a mixed batch?

    If a mixed batch is best, what types of ducks should I be buying?

    Thanks for the help.
  2. sledjockey

    sledjockey Vancouver New Member

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    I personally run with a dozen mallard +1 Mojo, 7 widgeon, 6 teal and a pintail.

    I separate them and do different clusters, such as: widgeon grouped on one side with a single straggler a ways apart/teal on one side closer to shore/pintail out in "no ducks land"/2-3 clusters of the mallards with the Mojo in the middle.... I usually pull several groups each outing. The big secret is making the spread actually look similar to how ducks actually group together.
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2014
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