How many snow goose decoys do I need?

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How many snow goose decoys do I need?

Set out a minimum of 500 decoys (1,000 to 1,500 is better). Supplement shell and silhouette decoys with lighter, less expensive white rags or white plastic bag decoys. Wear camouflage or white if snow covers the ground. Don’t over call.

What is the best decoy for geese?

Big Foot Full Body Goose Decoys These hard plastic polyethylene decoys are a favorite for many hunters. They are incredibly durable and will last, even when put through the hard abuse that many hunters, including myself, are known for.

Are old decoys worth anything?

“The reason valuable decoys are so valuable is because 90 percent of them were repainted or had their heads broken off, so the ones that are left in good condition are the best ones and go for high prices.” According to Guyette, most of the decoys he sees in appraisals are worth about $100.

Do silhouette decoys work for snow geese?

While most light goose hunters still use 1000 or more decoys in a field, using as little as 300-400 can work under ideal conditions. Any combination of full bodies, shells, silhouettes, wind socks and rags will work for light geese.

Why are snow geese so hard to decoy?

They are slow in changing their methods of trying to decoy snow geese. Others veterans have used the same spread and number of decoys for years and are too stubborn to change. Their harvest numbers of snow geese has been low the past 20 years. Snow geese get used to seeing the same decoys daily as they fly out to feed.

How many decoys do you need?

On smaller, confined waters, a spread of six to 36 decoys should be sufficient. On larger waters or dry fields, hunters should put out as many decoys as practical. I never heard of anybody scaring ducks or geese away because they used too many decoys. Typically, the more, the merrier.

What is the most valuable duck decoy?

In 2007 Christie’s sold the world’s most expensive duck decoy, modelled on a red-breasted merganser hen, for $856,000. ‘The most wonderful thing about this decoy,’ Rosenberg continues, ‘is that it wasn’t created for humans to admire, but for other ducks — the intention being to fool them into landing on the water.

How many silhouette goose decoys do I need?

Three silhouettes equal two full-bodies. No matter what, some of your decoys will always be head- or tail-on to incoming geese. Hence, you need to set more silhouettes than you would full-bodies. I’ve had hunters tell me it takes two silhouettes to equal one full-body, but I think it’s closer to three equals two.

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