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I Have Twelve dozen feather flex deks and 200 texas rags and three jake kites. This late in the season, what would be the best placement? a circle, j pattern, teardrop, and does it matter with the wind direction. Would it be better to place them in the middle of a field or near the grass line? I am new at this game so a few pointers would be great!!!!

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First off, where are the birds feeding in the field? Try to take the J, U, etc. shapes and throw them out the window. Start from square one and imitate their feeding as much as possible.

The reason for a "U" or any other "curved shape" spread is to give them a landing zone. It gives you better quality shots by putting yourself at a good angle for shooting depending on where you want them to land.

With that being said, use the grassline if they are feeding close. Natural cover is a great choice if you can get away with it. Otherwise you'll have to be creative to hide (assuming you don't have a layout blind).
 

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Well first off are you talking Snows or Canadas? I bet maybe lessors if Canadas being the decoys you have. If they have been pressured or are acting edgy, keep away form the the edges of field, rock piles, etc..... as the older birds know danger can lurk there. So I would set up near the middle for both Snows and Honkers. I generally use a U or a Nike swoosh.

Importance of hunting in fields:
Being on the "X" (where the birds want to be).
Concealment
decoys and their placement
calling
 
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