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How To Set a 1000+ Decoy Snow Goose Spread

We get asked this question a lot, so here are some tips and a step-by-step guide to how WE set a standard spring snow goose spread.


1. Pick the spot in the field you are going to put the hunters. Most cover available. Never on the tip top of a hill.
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2. Layout the blinds or back rests in the line you want them. Wind at your back.
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3. Start by putting out 2-3 bags of decoys around the hunters to help hide them first. Always START around the blinds. Fill in the rest of the spread after they are concealed. Decoys should be set out from almost touching - to within a foot of each other.
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4. Start spreading decoys down wind. Blinds should be in the top 1/3 of the spread, with the wind at your back.
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5. Make groups of decoys on the down wind side both spread way out, and just as tight as around the blinds. Not all decoys should be down from the blinds should be spaced equal distance apart. We see a lot of guys using the take two steps, set a decoy. Take two steps, set a decoy method - THIS IS BAD!

You're better off taking 5 steps, setting 3-5 decoys almost touching. This will give you a more natural finished looking spread.
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6. Use the rest of the decoys to fill out the full size of the spread. Don't get caught up in a shape, or kill hole, or U, or donut. Make the spread look natural. Let the contours of the field guide the layout. Put some random pods off to the bottom and sides. With the main mass at the top third, where YOU are hiding - WELL! There should be distances between tighter pods of decoys that are almost touching...so there is not only the one pod of tight decoys in the spread.
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7. Getting to the last bag of decoys. Does it look NATURAL yet? It should.
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8. Ecallers - Always bring two sets of Ecallers, one as a back up incase the other doesn't turn on. You can blame it on your drunk buddy who fells asleep without plugging it in, but if you don't have a back up you're toast no matter what. We run a 4 speaker and 2 speaker system for ease of use. Run the speaker cords off to the sides and in front of the shooters. Putting speakers behind you will drive everybody nuts.
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9. Flyers - if you're running flyers and vortex machines, run a bunch of them. Usually within the top 1/3 of the spread, both in front of and behind the hunters.
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10. Check the hide again.
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11. Hope the wind blows and the sun shines so they get dirty!
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Note this spread was set in a pasture location, but we use the same steps and concepts for hunting spring snows in feed fields.

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