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Our decoys our about 12 yards away from the hedge row. when we call them in they come in and cup there wings and want to land but then they turn away. something is scaring them away. I would like to see a digram of a good set up. what are we doing wrong :?: there is also a creek about 1/4 a mile below us are we to close to the creek :?:
 

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Are the birds feeding there at night?

I'm also curious if the birds are roosting on the creek?

Normally I stay away from tree, brush rows unless the birds are continuously using a spot next to them.
 

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No, the birds are not feeding there at night. They do roost on the creek at night. If you do not sit along a brush row how do you hide your self :?:
 

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We used field hunting blinds, that you lay in like a coffin. You can also lay on the ground and put stubble or other natural vegatation around and on top of you.

What type of field are you hunting in? What type of crop...is there any snow?
 

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We are hunting in a field a bean and corn field but they have not been planted there in 2 years. it get snow when ever we have snow like this fri there is going to be snow it is 22 degrese now and droping i am in pa
 

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Geese are a very smart bird. They like to feed in the middle of fields so they can see if something is sneaking up on them. Not right next to the woods were they could easily become some foxes dinner. I would move your spread to the middle of the field and use some cheap burlap to put on top of you. That should work. Happy hunting.
 

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Are you calling them from the hedge row?? That could be one of the reasons they split when they get in close. They know that there is no way a goose would be calling from the woods. If you have to stay in the hedge for cover the person calling has to be in the spread.
I agree with some of the above suggestions, move out into the field and make yourself invisible.. If there is snow in the field buy a tyvek suit from home depot (only 8 bucks) and cover your face and head with something white (home depot sells a white sock for painters that covers the head and face)and just lay in the field. Can't beat the excitement of geese literaly landing on top of you...

Good Luck...
 
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