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DECOY SET UP

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by rich2408, Dec 17, 2007.

  1. rich2408

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    any ideas on ground decoy paterns
     
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    i assume you mean for wood pigeon?

    get a few of them about 8-12 and make a wide U or V shape so it's in the flightline.

    build a good hide so you are well hidden.

    as long as you have the decoys in the right place and your hide is invisible (make sure even the leaves are the right way up because the pigeons can sometimes abandon the mission as it were but as long as there is an attraction they will risk it (the decoys and the corn stubble)

    also make sure there is a tree with no leaves near by in range because sometimes the birds like to sit in them to scout for danger before dropping in, if there are no leave you can have a clear shot at them.
    it's also good to get one or two deckoys in the tree too s it gives the birds confidence.

    seems a lot of effort doesn't it:rolleyes:
     
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    Make sure your deeks are facing into the wind,(this is a must)then space out abt 5 to 12, just lieve a large gap, with in range of your gun,s, for your intended bird's to drop in.;)
     
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    make sure they are smack on the flight line by the way it's anoying to build what you think is a cunning trap and the birds are 400 yds away:mad:

    make sure its over a freshly harvested field because thats when they come to eat what the harvester missed;)
     
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    wood pigeon have eyes, like hawks, not as well placed as a hawks, but never the less, extremely good no need to be on the flight line, as long as the pigeon can see the white flash on the deek pigeon neck u will be in for some action....now if u r deeking for crows, u do have to be on the flight line;).now that's when a 12g is a good tool:p..and the one single deek...
     
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    ok not smack on the sodding line but not 100 yds away from it the closer the better:rolleyes:

    with crows if you have a dead bunny with it's guts all over the place and deeks having a feed on it they will soon make a detour in their flightline:p
     
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    where did you read that:rolleyes:
     
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    if you were a crow how would you resist a dead rabbit and would you let all your crow budies beat you too it?

    look at it this way what if you saw a super model that will go out with the first guy who asks her and all your friends are there and are about to ask would you let them beat you?
     
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    I've used a dead rabbit many a time, In the right place it works a treat, the first time was still the best.

    My mate shot a magpie that turned up, as a result of that all the magpies and crows that were sitting in a nearby tree came swooping in and started going nuts.

    They got the message and flew away after we dropped about six of them.

    I would imagine deeks would make it even more effective.
     
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    when you have deeks they dive in quicker as they are woried that there wont be enough for them.

    it's a good thing as long as you have enough lead
     
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    Oh we had enough!

    It was like the O.K. corral!! :D
     
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    cheers lads
    seen the crow rabbit idea in mags,but the main quarry are woodies and ferrel pigeons from near by church.would you guys put decoys out with some bait(maze) a couple of days befofe the shoot day (a bit like prebaiting for fish)with hide built in advance,or just put decoys out on day of shoot?
     
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    church?

    are they roosting in the bell tower or something?

    if so go at night with a lamp and shoot them off the rafters.

    i think deeks only work with corvids and woodies

    as regards to baiting woodies i'm afraid they only go for whats naturally available ivy beries are hotspots this time of year.

    out some deeks on them and around it near a flight line and you aought to see some action
     
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    no m8 live a field away from church but they do tend to settle on it alot .was going to put hide at bottom of garden but now will have to start looking for flight paterns
     
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    ask the guy if he minds pigoens craping on .'s house

    if not say you will silently send gods creatures back to the big emire in the sky:D
     

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