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Decoys
Jun 30th, 2020 at 1:52pm
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Hi guys,just wondering since been late in the season,how many is to many decoys,The reason I ask,scouted a couple of place and were holding about 60 odd birds,they were there in the mornings,So the last two mornings been out,and didnít get any the ducks seem to land all over the place,not even close to the decoys??,Are they just been decoy shy,got three dozen full bodies out,no spinning decoys,Any help would be greatfull
  
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Re: Decoys
Reply #1 - Jun 30th, 2020 at 5:05pm
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you doing good no spinners this late in season BUT have you any movement or do you have 36 toy soldiers standing to attention????
my best bird attracting decoy is a old taiwanese black duck with a hole drilled through end of bill,nylon runs through this down to weight or stake in mud then back to maimai....pull of nylon makes decoy tip up,stick bum in air..keep pulling and it bobs around making all sorts of ripples,let it go it pops back up and settles.gentle pull has it bobbing,making ripples. two of these set out amoung the others as far apart as practicle seems to work best.alternate which one is bobbing so ducks switch where they looking.this opening the water was too far down to use them...eg too far from maimai to water to run nylon...and we paid price for them not being in action,birds didnt commit the same as normal.
  
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Reply #2 - Jun 30th, 2020 at 5:07pm
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another old trick is to put your 30 decoys out as normal but set 6 out and sit on the 6...preferably with movement in them...birds will look at the 30 and go yeah nah and drop into the smaller set.
  
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Re: Decoys
Reply #3 - Jun 30th, 2020 at 6:45pm
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Thanks will try that Wink Wink
  
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Re: Decoys
Reply #4 - Jul 6th, 2020 at 9:09pm
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well???? how did you get on????
I got bored on Saturday arvo so took dog for wander,ended up with 2 pukekos and 4 mallards...the mallards were pretty good nick too.......oh and DONT try using the not so secret 11 herds n spices recipe off net with slices of duck breast deep fried in the campoven....seriously DONT try it...if your anything like me 4 big plump breats will be gone in an instant and you be looking for more. Grin Grin
  
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Re: Decoys
Reply #5 - Jul 6th, 2020 at 9:50pm
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Sorry for not replying,Went out on Sunday morning,there was three hunters,Itís was on a sweed paddock,where sheep had been,put blinds up against the fence so not out in the mud to much,Decoys were 20 paces from blinds,So tried some of the tips,Put 12 full bodies left and 12 decoys right of the blinds in a loose bunch put 6 in the middle as if they had landed,it seem to work well,all the ducks were shot in front of us trying to land in six decoys,we ended up with 22 mallards and 7 parries,thanks for the advice,Also used 2 3/4 inch 32gr #5 shot steel,it was a duck killer,some birds were out to 30 odd meters dead as,  ;) :)
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Reply #6 - Jul 7th, 2020 at 5:47pm
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AWESOME.....really awesome to hear it worked for you.
where did you find the #5 loads???? havent seen any around here yet.
  
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Re: Decoys
Reply #7 - Jul 8th, 2020 at 8:12am
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They are gamebore super steel,I got them from H&J smith gun city,here in invercargill,Iím not sure if hunting and fishing got any,I used some 7.5 steel yesterday on some pigeons,they were ideal for the first close shot,Just remember the bigger the shot size the tighter the pattern,, Wink Wink,How do we get photos up now,since photobucket has gone silly,
  
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Re: Decoys
Reply #8 - Jul 8th, 2020 at 5:02pm
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gamebore make great loads....weve used a lot of it over the years. the 3" 32grm load of #3s is very very good.
  
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Re: Decoys
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Yep gamebore is good ammo,Kent is the same ammo,only thing different is Kent is made in Canada,Gamebore is made in the UK,
  
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