Are you guys running teal dekes in the spread or are you just throwing out the mallards? Never really targeted teal specifically.
X2. They swim into my mallards all the timeMallard decoys.
Interesting how with the new Teal season you see all the stores advertising teal decoys, I am sure they get more than a few takers thinking they have to buy a bunch of new decoys to be more successful getting teal.
Teal have landed in my Puddler Duck setup for years, nothing changes just because there is a special season just for them.
I'm carving some up for my rig - not specifically for teal season but a previous poster noted, just to make the spread look less uniform. Plus, it worked when I added a single drake widgeon - noted widgeon flying by but would see that lone deke and dive right in.
Quite negative as of lately. Nowhere in this thread did anyone say they were mandatory.... people said they can't hurt and people said don't bother.It is impossible to kill teal without teal decoys. And, if you don't have a TEAL spinner, the spinner will not work either.
No different than trying to kill canvasback without can decoys.
Amazing what "professor internet" will try to tell uneducated duck hunters!!:coco: