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Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting birds! Think about how, when and where you’ll use your decoys before you buy As a waterfowl hunter, I love decoys and can’t ever seem to have enough of them. It seems every year I add more decoys to my spread. My collection includes both duck and goose decoys and consists of full bodies, shells, windsocks, silhouettes and floaters. While each variety of decoys will attract and lure birds, there are times, locations and conditions where one decoy type is better suited than the others.   Full-body decoys Full-body decoys … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting birds! An alternative to traditional duck hunts on the water Have you ever wished you could silently approach a flock of ducks hiding in a cattail marsh? Have you ever dreamed about setting up a decoy spread on a distant shore, but had no way of accessing it? You might think that these are pleasant daydreams for the quiet moments in your duck blind, but they can easily become a reality if you hunt from a boat. There are many different types of boats that the waterfowler can use. I … Read more »

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While hunting, turkeys don’t always do what we anticipate. To boost your chances of connecting, it’s valuable to learn how to make the most of any situation. All or nothing decoy tactics refers to two strategies I employ under a particular set of scenarios. 1. ALL: Attract every bird in a roost tree just after first light with a mega spread, and if they hang up or move off, find another way to get within range. 2. NOTHING: Cat-and-mouse-type calling strategies if your morning hunt fails, yet you have suitable terrain to intercept a responsive tom without the use of … Read more »

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