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Doubt I'll try early teal...but I've been thinking about it. What does everyone run for decoys? I've read a few posts that say just break out your hen mallard deeks and use them. Do you gain any advantage by buying specific teal decoys? Also...living up north if I do buy teal decoys should I buy the specific early season ones?
 

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They are dumb that time of year and will decoy to anything. I've shot plenty over goose decoys.
Just use 8-9 hen mallard decoys that should be enough.
 

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save your money, use mallard and goose decoys.
 

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If you have a decoy addiction... get teal decoys, if you like the bare min use hen mallards and a spinner .... 6-18, follow the scout numbers.
 

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I also have a decoy addiction. And re-homed some other junk sitting in the garage. So...this year's decoy purchases are as follows-

Ghg pro-grade early season blue wings $51 delivered with taxes included.

Ghg pro-grade hybrid black duck pair $18 (free shipping as I bought my son a pair of 1000g waders for $60 plus some other stuff to hit the free shipping mark)

Higdom full size goose floaters. Ordered one four pack $106 shipped. Got a bonus second four pack included and ended up with 8. Took a don't ask don't tell stance as this vendor has shorted me in the past and didn't make it right. Now I'm ahead.

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The goose floaters fill a hole in my spread. I now have my coots, Geese, and the hybrid black ducks for confidence blocks. The hybrid blacks...not sure what to think. The detail looks nice. But really they are just a darker bigger high visibility mallard wannabe.
 

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I also have a decoy addiction. And re-homed some other junk sitting in the garage. So...this year's decoy purchases are as follows-

Ghg pro-grade early season blue wings $51 delivered with taxes included.

Ghg pro-grade hybrid black duck pair $18 (free shipping as I bought my son a pair of 1000g waders for $60 plus some other stuff to hit the free shipping mark)

Higdom full size goose floaters. Ordered one four pack $106 shipped. Got a bonus second four pack included and ended up with 8. Took a don't ask don't tell stance as this vendor has shorted me in the past and didn't make it right. Now I'm ahead.

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The goose floaters fill a hole in my spread. I now have my coots, Geese, and the hybrid black ducks for confidence blocks. The hybrid blacks...not sure what to think. The detail looks nice. But really they are just a darker bigger high visibility mallard wannabe.
Intial Thoughts on the Higdon Goose Floaters??
 

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I run 6 geese and 12 blacks and 2 spinners if allowed. Hen mallards if I need more but the geese and blacks are more visible. Steve
 

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I like teal decoys but you definately dont need them. The wood duck suggestion is a great one. Using hen mallards is fine too. In my opinion if money were part ofn
the issue in the decision i would spend the money on a teal spinner. Teal love spinners. My two cents.
 

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I like teal decoys but you definately dont need them. The wood duck suggestion is a great one. Using hen mallards is fine too. In my opinion if money were part ofn
the issue in the decision i would spend the money on a teal spinner. Teal love spinners. My two cents.
Does it make a difference what type of spinner you're using? I picked up a pair of Mojo mini elite mallard drakes. Was planning on tossing one out and seeing what happens.
 
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