In a continuing trend, here’s some info on hunting waterfowl, that might help you sip that beer from your hunting chair cup holder more than hiding in the weeds hoping a goose will land. Enjoy the info:
Snow goose decoys are for sale in many sizes and colors. They can be made of either plastic or synthetic fibers if you opt for the economically more justifiable windsocks. Both have their ups and downs and you need to know about them to make an educated choice when you’re getting ready for the hunting season. Wildfowling requires a few key components of gear to make it a successful trip, but unless you don’t know a thing about them you won’t have a problem.
Decoys are made to deceive geese into thinking that it’s safe to land. They’re placed by wildfowlers hoping that they can shoot a few Canada geese before the weekend is over. They really need to stay on top of their game to fool the geese; they’re smarter than they look. There are two ways to set up these baits and everyone thinks that they do it the right way.
There are people who think that they need to draw the birds as close as they can to have a few good shots, and to achieve that they need the best decoys available. The fakes need to be as life-like as they can be with the right color pattern, size and behavior, in case it’s a moving decoy. The theory says that they don’t really need that many geese fakes, but those really have to be top notch, as the real birds are small and would stay away if they spotted the trick.
The other group says that it’s all about the numbers and geese land where they feel they are safe. They feel safe in big bunches and flocks so they land where they see many of their own kind. Windsocks are made for this group and they can be had for $150 per 50, which is a healthy group of goose decoys. These are just bags that fly in the wind and thanks to their shape and color patterns they look like real birds from far away, especially because they move like a feeding bird normally would.
The fact is that both groups are probably wrong as the best results often come from the best balance between two possibilities. You can set up a spread by installing a dozen plastic birds that look exactly like the real ones except that those move, and add 50 windsocks to fool them into thinking that the group is that big.
If you arrange these around in a natural looking way you can save both money and frustration, as birds will believe that they’re safe giving the chance of a good shot. Always evaluate the options for yourself and see if you can save some money while not saving on quality and effectiveness.