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Apr 29th, 2018 at 4:44pm
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whats the general opinions / ideas of when to set the decoys on the dam / pond ? was going to do it different this year and try setting them early , not just early on opening  morning like i normally do ..only set out a dozen .
  

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Reply #1 - Apr 29th, 2018 at 6:18pm
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The afternoon before opening .Know a guy who put his out today told him he was to soon. Smiley
  
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We usually set in late arvo big this year we going do about lunchtime then that will free the day up to get in the jars.
  
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Logistics practicality should dictate your decision. I will drop a load  of decoys off early this week. Decoys spread get's set up Friday afternoon. Nothing worse than banging around with decoys on Saturday morning scaring birds and putting yourself at risk  Wink
  
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Busiest this forum has been in ages


The fever must be setting in
  
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Reply #5 - Apr 29th, 2018 at 8:28pm
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take Friday off work,one of us (usually me) gets stuck in setting decoys while another gets stuck in setting up camp. last year we were done by mid afternoon...hope to be as organised this year.
  
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Reply #6 - Apr 30th, 2018 at 8:21am
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QUACKERS wrote on Apr 29th, 2018 at 6:55pm:
Busiest this forum has been in ages


The fever must be setting in


im doing ok , i did a big section with you tube  ducks unlimited and the grind tv  plus ramped up the bone collectors music  seems to have worked so far , a for decs i chuck em out opening morning but its public  so really have to with the sticky fingers around theses hungry parts

also found  a good video with good birds showing  and finishing  which is some thing quite hard to find in some parts of american tv shows

and studying them  and where in the flight the shots should be

even though at this stage im still most likely not shooting this season due to finances  i have had my gun girl look at at them and  getting her eye on the flights 

i learnt a long time ago now  that to approach the opening morning i a  semi relaxed manner  helps in ones shooting  Grin

and putting the shooting pressures on to some one else  is differently a help
  
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mind you im getting excited about setting the decoys seeing and calling some birds  Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Wink Smiley

found some more of me  decoys  sunday  Cheesy
  
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Reply #8 - Apr 30th, 2018 at 3:55pm
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We put out decoys about 4 am so we push ducks to other hunters early so when they come to there hunting spot they push them back to you,hope this helps,
  
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Reply #9 - Apr 30th, 2018 at 9:46pm
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cool bananas , thanks chasps , sounds like friday noon gets the nod then ...even the pup is getting keen , was motoring past a park this morning and he spotted some ducks whinging by , followed them round the wagon from one side to the other !! ..then when i started up the duck mimic kwak kwak... he was tripping !!! pmsl , funnyaz ..
good luck , safe hunting , have funnn ( as the wife says ! ) Grin Wink
  

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5 more sleeps folks Wink
  
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Reply #11 - May 1st, 2018 at 12:21pm
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long story short - don't get caught out mucking around in the dark on opening morning and miss the fist flights of ducks. depends on how far you have to travel. throw half a  dozen in the water when you get in the maimai first thing. It also depends if you are the only person in the area, if you are then maybe you could wait until it lightens up a little before setting out. chances are the birds would be coming in to your pond anyway without the need for decoying (initlally in the early hours)
  

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