Come on Early Season

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  1. Tman6493

    Tman6493 8 pointer

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    I’m getting anxious. Already got everything ready and sitting in the boat. This will be my first year early season hunting. Got some woodie holes scouted out and feel pretty good about that. Got off work the 16th-23rd. That and my #1 goal is going to be to get a honker sense i still haven’t got one. Been pricing decoys the last few weeks and just to scared to pull the trigger.

    I got a few questions. For starters do any of you have luck using your hen mallards for teal decoys? Seems like every youtube video says that’s ok. Would save me some $
     
  2. Marsh CallUser

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  3. Capttrae

    Capttrae 12 pointer

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    Know the feeling. I get off work tonight, going to be of to the races Saturday morning on a lake down here. It’s going to be stupid up there at the head of the lake. 2 years ago when I was off for teal season opening morning I left the dock at 0400 and couldn’t find a spot by 04:30.
    Going to hunt 2 days in Bama then head to Arky
     
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  4. Tman6493

    Tman6493 8 pointer

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    Cap my group is stuck with one guy hung up on a girl so if you find yourself in Ky in the early season I have seen you on here long enough. Let me know if your in the area.
     
  5. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    Saw 8 teal, and 6 woodies on the creek Sunday afternoon. They swam back and forth in the pool behind my stand all afternoon.
     
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  6. Tman6493

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    So about using hen mallards as teal decoys?
     
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  7. DH13

    DH13 12 pointer

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    Not a big fan of early Goose. But will be after woodrows.
    Hen Mallards should be ok. Give them something to see.
     
  8. useyourbow

    useyourbow 12 pointer

    Yes, whether they can tell the difference or not who knows but, teal drop down into a mallard spreads all the time.
     
  9. hunt-4-life21

    hunt-4-life21 12 pointer

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    Here's a secret tip. Ducks (especially teal) look for color contrast rather than color. Throw out 7 of the whitest mallard drake decoys you can find and shoot teal.
     
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  10. Tman6493

    Tman6493 8 pointer

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    What about the woodies? I’ve heard call, don’t call, use spinners, don’t use spinners. We’ve scouted and know we are in some areas they flat out want to be.
     
  11. Marsh CallUser

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    If you are on the X, just throw a couple decoys out and get ready.
     
  12. BootsOn27

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    If you're on the X with woodrows grab a pocket full of shells and a good log to sit on. That's all you TRULY need.
     
  13. Tman6493

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    What’s the cheapest way to go about getting a goose. I’m least confident in getting on geese and don’t have much equipment for them other then a call and some shells. I’m hoping to stumble across some while scouting The 16th and on and maybe get set up to where I can jump shoot or come back the next day.
     
  14. hunt-4-life21

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    Find a field where they are feeding and lay in a ditch up wind from the location you seen them.
     
  15. Meatstick

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    Right now, silage fields and horse pastures.
     

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