Looking for an effective large goose decoy spread for fields? With this large goose decoy spread for fields you will have the benefit of keeping the direct line of sight of approaching geese off of your blinds, instead the geese can focus on the multiple landing zones that this spread creates.
Here is a large goose decoy spread for fields you can try:
Large Goose Decoy Spread for Fields Summary:
- Works well with a few hundred decoys
- Keeps direct focus of geese off hunters
- Incorporate several large groups of decoys
- Multiple landing zones
Works Well with a Few Hundred Decoys
If you are one of the lucky goose hunters that has several hundred decoys this could be a great spread for you to try. Perhaps you have a trailer full of full body decoys that you have been itching to get out into the field this could be perfect for you. Or perhaps you happen to be party hunting with a some buddies and you all bring your spreads with this could also be effective.
In order to make this spread work you will likely want at least 150 – 200 decoys but if you have more decoys you can just make some of the decoy groups larger and extend even further. With the more decoys you incorporate into this spread the more visibility you will add to any nearby flocks and hopefully help pull them in for some excellent shooting opportunities.
Keeps Direct Focus of Geese Off Hunters
One of the largest benefits to this large goose decoy spread for fields is that it takes the direct focus of the approaching geese off of the blinds. As you can see the landing zone is out in front of the hunters so rather than the geese looking directly at you as they approach the spread their attention will be more focused on the open spots for landing.
As you might know one of the largest keys to goose hunting success is being well concealed from the sight of geese so having your blinds to the side of the decoys is one effective way to be concealed. Of course you will still want to have plenty of cover on your blind. Make sure to grab downed crops such as corn stalks or hay and weave it within your blinds. In addition, have plenty of decoys around your blinds.
Incorporate Several Large Groups of Decoys
With this spread you will build a primary base of decoys up around the layout blinds. This area will consist of about 30 % of your total decoys. Make sure that that you surround your blinds well with decoys to help them blend in with the field. Depending on how many hunters you have you may need to add more decoys to this area. My suggestion is the more hunters you have here the more decoys, such as about 20 decoys per hunter.
The rest of your decoys are going to be spread out in the field creating several large groups of geese. This helps create a look that several different family groups of geese have landed and are feeding on this field with lots of food. However, the upwind side of the spread can look somewhat like an “L” to hopefully get the flock to stop within the decoy spread rather than flying past.
In addition, I would recommend that you spread out your decoys that are within these family groups. You see there are plenty of large openings in this spread for the large flocks of approaching geese but if you have smaller groups approach such as a solo goose or a pair of geese they may want to land within a family group. Placing the decoys about 6-9 feet apart should do the trick for creating smaller landing zones.
Multiple Landing Zones
Geese like the opportunity of several different landing zones as they approach your spread. A decoy spread such as a “U” or “V” can be effective but the disadvantage is these spreads really only provide one spot for the geese to land. This means that if there is something they do not like about the landing zone they are likely to flare off and you will probably not get any close shooting opportunities.
However, with this large goose decoy spread for fields you provide all sorts of landing zones for the geese to choose from. Out in front of the hunters you provide somewhat of a rectangle landing zone that will give excellent shooting opportunities when geese decide to land there. However, you also have several other smaller openings throughout the spread where smaller flocks of geese may elect to land.
If you are looking for an effective large goose decoy spread for fields this could be a great spread for you to try. In particular this decoy spread can work well in the middle and late season as the size of flocks in your area increase. This is because this spread is so large that it should work well in pulling in those big migrating flocks. I hope that this spread is effective for you and that you are able to get several limits of geese using this strategy.
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