You asked: How do you layout a goose decoy?

First, Mann: “When I’m setting out decoys, I place them at all angles, not just facing into the wind. This way circling geese always have (silhouette) decoys that show up. Also, I set my decoys 10 feet apart—no closer. This makes the spread look real to approaching birds.

How far apart should goose decoys be?

By placing your decoys about 6-9 feet apart from each other so the geese should not feel crowded when they come to land in your spread.

How do you set up goose and duck decoys?

“I arrange my specklebelly decoys in groups of two or three each, and leave plenty of room between these groups. I set individual decoys two to three feet apart, and leave 10 to 15 feet between the groups. This spread provides plenty of room for geese to land. Specks like to land among feeding birds.”

How many decoys should I use for goose hunting?

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.

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Do geese fly against the wind?

Geese will almost always try to land against the wind. The exceptions would be if they have to fly a very short distance or if the wind is almost calm. Geese might not fly at all if the winds exceed 35mph.

Should you mix goose decoys?

Although there are some goose hunters who prefer to hunt with only decoy brand and the same style of decoy, from my experience it does not negatively impact your goose hunting success if you mix different kinds of decoys.

How do you set up goose spread?

First, Mann: “When I’m setting out decoys, I place them at all angles, not just facing into the wind. This way circling geese always have (silhouette) decoys that show up. Also, I set my decoys 10 feet apart—no closer. This makes the spread look real to approaching birds.

Where do you put goose decoys in duck spread?

And more importantly perhaps, their large size allows them to be seen from a greater distance, adding visibility to the spread. Most savvy waterfowlers consider it best to place them in pairs here and there on the outside edge of the duck decoys (on shore or in the water), typically on the upwind side.