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started snow hunting last spring and with only 350 rags(have a few reel wings kites, and a flag) had a tough time decoying birds. Just wondering if the s nd b's are easier to decoy in the fall with less pressure? also will the honkers and ducks check out snow spreads in the fall like they do in the spring?

I have some good fields to hunt so the right spot wont be an issue. I just want to know if i would be wasting my time in a snow spread when I can be in the duck swamp.

Has anyone had success with their mojo mallards in a snow spread?

I know, lots of questions but any advice would be great.
 

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In my experience the early fall snows are easiest, the birds from now till mid october. After that, their some of the toughest SOB's youll ever hunt, wayyy easier in the spring compared to late october/early november snows. They still get ALOT of pressure in the fall and when the numbers increase the hunting usually gets tougher.

I love finding a small pocket of less than 10K in the early season, can have some good shoots over these "small" flocks. But than again, id rather hunt snows over anything else.
 

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IMO, the easiest snows to decoy will be the last ones through in mid november, right before freezeup. These flocks will be nearly all juvies, and you can cut their ****s with a spread like you've got if you find them. You'll know you're in the right birds when you won't kill a white snow or whiteheaded blue out of and 80 bird limit. If you find birds like this, leave the robo, flags and other b.s. home. If you set up and the birds dont respond, you're a week to early and you're still hunting adults. I had a 6 bird day over thanksgiving acouople years ago, called my buddies cause I couldnt believe there were still adults around, and they shot 120 the same bluebird morning 60 miles north of me. Just goes to show that having the right birds is FAR more important than the right spread. Save your money for vacation time and gas.
 

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barebackjack said:
In my experience the early fall snows are easiest, the birds from now till mid october. After that, their some of the toughest SOB's youll ever hunt, wayyy easier in the spring compared to late october/early november snows. They still get ALOT of pressure in the fall and when the numbers increase the hunting usually gets tougher.

I love finding a small pocket of less than 10K in the early season, can have some good shoots over these "small" flocks. But than again, id rather hunt snows over anything else.
what he said :D except when you get some nasty weather i.e. snow, sleet, rain, wind, you can pile them up in november as well :beer:
 
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