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Ridiculously Smart Decoy Strategies

Try these unconventional spreads for decoy-shy ducks

If ducks and geese in your area have learned to recognize traditional decoy spread configurations, it's time to leave complacency behind and invent a new decoy strategy. The following decoy spreads were devised by savvy waterfowl hunters to create a unique look in specific habitats to appeal to even the wariest birds.

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Five Small Spreads for Ducks
Here's how to make the most of a limited number of decoys in five common waterfowl habitats

Late-Season Decoy Spreads
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Freshwater Marsh Decoy Spread
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Super Spreads for Ducks
Surefire strategies for setting decoys in classic habitats

5 Tips for Early Season Ducks
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Improve your waterfowling success and make each trip more enjoyable.

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These essentials can help you improve your calling, decoys, concealment & shooting.

Decoy Spreads for Canada Geese
A variety of decoy strategies for honkers

10 Strategies For Decoy-Shy Ducks
Adapting to changes in duck behavior is a key success

Super-Natural Spreads
Create an ultra-realistic decoy spread that imitates the behavior and body language of live waterfowl

Quick Paint Touch-Up for Mallard Decoys
Hunters must do all they can to maintain their decoys

Photo Essay: Wonders of the White Goose
A photographic tribute to North America's magnificent light geese

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Early-, mid- and late-season tips to bring down geese

Create a Landing Zone for Ducks
Tips for a deliberately arranged decoy spread

Creative Decoy Strategies
Decoy ideas & tips that hunters can use anywhere

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