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When to Use a Small Decoy Spread

Jack Ballard

There are times when ducks are more susceptible to diminutive decoy rigs'here's how YOU can take advantage.

Motion Decoy Know-How

Skip Knowles - May 24, 2017

Day 1 Daybreak arrives over a small water puddler setup facing a fickle north wind, conditions

Score Big with Small Spreads

M.D. Johnson - October 14, 2016

It felt like yesterday that honker season came to an end in southwest Washington. And here we are

Pro Tips For Using V-Board Decoys

John Taylor - July 11, 2016

Want to triple your floating'decoy spread with the effort of setting one decoy? Want decoys that

How to Make Small Decoy Spreads Work for You

M.D. Johnson - May 05, 2016

It's become a common sight come November here in the Midwest. Elsewhere too, I reckon, but I'm most

4 Classic Decoy Spreads You Need to Try

M.D. Johnson - April 06, 2016

While there are no absolute guarantees when it comes to ducks and decoy spreads, it helps to have

Snow Goose Spread Strategy

P.J. Reilly - February 22, 2016

Without question, spring snow goose hunting requires a large decoy spread. But the act of merely

Best Tips to Decoy Wood Ducks

Kyle Wintersteen - April 08, 2015

The cool, mid-October wind carries a pleasant aroma of decaying leaves across our little beaver

Silhouette Strategies: Why 2-D Decoys Dominate

P.J. Reilly - February 25, 2015

Sean Mann is a silhouette guy. And his explanation is simple for sticking with the flat fakes,

What's the Perfect Size for Your Decoy Spread?

M.D. Johnson - January 27, 2015

It's become a common sight come November here in the Midwest. Elsewhere too, I reckon, but I'm most

How To Use Motion With Your Waterfowl Decoys

P.J. Reilly - November 26, 2013

For eons, waterfowlers have been looking for a silver bullet. That one trick guaranteed to convince

Why Geese Make the Best Duck Decoys

Kyle Wintersteen - August 27, 2012

There is a magic about duck hunting in that we enjoy it as much now as when we were young boys.

Splendid Specks: How to Decoy Specklebellies

Brad Fenson - August 27, 2012

Out of the pale morning light came the faint sound of cackling. Quickly, our hunting crew tucked

Decoying Backwaters: Small Set-Ups with Big Payoffs

Kyle Wintersteen - June 25, 2012

Sunrise revealed the most pathetic spread I'd ever been a part of. More of our bluebill decoys

Easy Snows? Decoying Snow Geese Pays Off

Brad Fenson - June 11, 2012

When we spotted the barley field for an early-morning shoot the next day, it wasn't hard to find

Early Snow Goose Shoot-Up: How to Decoy Snow Geese

Skip Knowles - February 13, 2012

Hard to believe a week has passed since we did our part to save the arctic tundra, one load of

Driveway Decoying

Joe Genzel - February 08, 2012

My old man stood at the end of the driveway. He would wrench on that goose call for hours, my

10 Flagging Techniques That Will Entice Ducks and Geese

Ben OBrien - May 31, 2011

In the 15 years since Randy "The Flagman" Bartz first devised flags for decoying waterfowl, the

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