Decoy Setup: Hunting Geese From Standing Corn

Today I want to share with you how I bagged my first banded bird.  This is a super simple Canada goose setup tip so you can try this tip right away.


It was opening day of goose season a few years back and I was with two of my best hunting buddies.  Of course we were completely jacked up because it had been nearly 8 months since the last time we had been out goose hunting.


There was only one problem…. the field we scouted and found geese in the night before was a very short alfalfa field and there didn’t seem to be a great way to conceal ourselves from the approaching birds.


So what did we do?​

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Duck Decoy Pond Spread – Pond Buster

Ready for a tip on duck hunting? Perfect!

Today I want to share with you one of the most common ways that I hunt for ducks with plenty of success, especially on duck hunting opener.  I like to call this duck decoy spread strategy the “Pond Buster”.  The reason is this setup works well for hunting smaller bodies of water such as a pond.
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How to Setup Snow Goose Decoys

Thinking about doing some snow goose hunting?  Not sure how to setup snow goose decoys?  No problem!  Snow goose hunting can present some of the most exciting waterfowl hunting available.  There are days when groups of hunters shoot 100 + snow geese in just one day.


Sounds like fun right?  Ok, let’s learn about one effective snow goose decoy spread to try.


Step 1: In this example the wind is blowing from left to right on our snow goose decoy spread. The first thing when hunting snow geese is to keep your back to the wind as the geese will want to land into the wind. As you can see here we have our hunter positioned with his back to the wind.

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How to Use Confidence Decoys

What are confidence decoys?

Confidence decoys are decoys of birds that are commonly seen with the type of bird that you are hunting.  The intent of confidence decoys is to make your decoy spread look natural to approaching birds.


To use confidence decoys effectively you will want to pay attention to how the birds in your area behave.  The next time you are driving by a body of water and see ducks or geese pay close attention to the other birds that are near them.  Whatever bird you most commonly see is what you should consider as using as a confidence decoy.


The most common confidence decoys used are duck and goose decoys. However, there are other decoys you could use as well.

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