Spreads

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  1. Jwheatley

    Jwheatley Fawn

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    So I only got to hunt a few times this year and didn't kill the first duck. So looking to the next season I have about two dozen decoys a mix of green wings blue wings and a few mallards. When teal and wood duck season comes in will the mallards affect my spread in any way if I leave them in it or should I take them out?

    Second question did anyone hunt John C Williams WMA earlier in the season or later in the season and have any luck. That's where I hunted and the few ducks I saw weren't mallard looked like black ducks or something did anyone else hunt there with any luck?
     
  2. Brsutton86

    Brsutton86 12 pointer

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    Mallards won't affect anything, but you don't want a ton of them out. Honestly scouting and finding the X is the inportance. If you find the loaf or feed a half dozen decoys is plenty. Use a jerk string. On ponds I hunt for woodies, I don't even use decoys or calls. I just wait for them to come in.
     
  3. FOWLER2671

    FOWLER2671 12 pointer

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    Those mallard decoys awhas knows Magnum sized teal decoys..
     
  4. littletom

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    For wood duck season just find the spot and shoot them like doves. If you want to drag the ordeal it won't hurt.
     
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  6. Birdx33

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    Second question did anyone hunt John C Williams WMA earlier in the season or later in the season and have any luck. That's where I hunted and the few ducks I saw weren't mallard looked like black ducks or something did anyone else hunt there with any luck?[/QUOTE]

    I live about 4 miles from there and go past it every day to and from work. That place use to be a great wood duck and teal hunting spot when it first opened. The last time I hunted it was about 3 years on opening morning and that place was packed and haven't been back. It seems like the best spot is off Sawmill Rd. on the backside between the tracks and hwy 52.
     
  7. bigpuddin43

    bigpuddin43 12 pointer

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    John c is great for watching birds. That's about it. It gets so much pressure it's worthless to hunt. If you want ducks go west. Or get a bunch of private spots that you can really limit your pressure on. I don't hunt any spot more than once a week.


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  8. Brsutton86

    Brsutton86 12 pointer

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    Once a week on a private spot is great advice unless you are hunting a fresh push front. I learned the hard way over hunting ruins spots when I started hunting.
     
  9. Brsutton86

    Brsutton86 12 pointer

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  10. whitleycotrapper

    whitleycotrapper 12 pointer

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  11. littletom

    littletom 8 pointer

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    Magnums are heavier if you are packing on your back. If you want decoys that will last look at some G&H magnum swivel heads. They will take a beating year after year, but are heavy.
     
  12. Bowfinger

    Bowfinger 10 pointer

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    Duck Camp isn't a destination. It's a mindset enjoyed by a few wise veterans, not yet appreciated by rookies, and never realized by the unfortunate masses.
     
  13. Bowfinger

    Bowfinger 10 pointer

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    Duck Camp isn't a destination. It's a mindset enjoyed by a few wise veterans, not yet appreciated by rookies, and never realized by the unfortunate masses.
     
  14. Capttrae

    Capttrae 12 pointer

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    Great pics in the timber
     
  15. STUMP52

    STUMP52 Fawn

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    If ya ain't on the X, a big spread really helps!
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