My opening day decoy spread

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  1. NWRINGNECK

    NWRINGNECK Elite Refuge Member

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    Well I’ll admit to shooting them on the water because I have a stew recipe that takes 6 or 7 birds and in 50+ years of waterfowling I’ve only had the opportunity to shoot 3 or 4 on the wing but “Coot Stew” is pretty good!

    Also I knew a fellow that ran 20 dozen decoys on long lines for diver and 10 dozen were coots. Worked pretty well and yes he also killed a lot of Widgeon over that rig.
     
  2. billwnr

    billwnr Elite Refuge Member

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    must be the widgeon wanted to steal "food" from the coots. I've read that.
     
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  3. Capt. Cormorant

    Capt. Cormorant Elite Refuge Member

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    Now only if I can get Roger to by 2 dozen of those. We would kill the ducks on a big pond we hunt. Where ever the coots are the ducks will land....
    I think it's the species of duck decoy he doesn't own.
     
  4. Doc E

    Doc E Elite Refuge Member

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    I'll probably only put out 7 Mallard decoys on our pond.
    Went to the pond yesterday just to look things over
    and had over 100 birds on the water.
    About half were Mallards and half Widgeon --- a few others mixed in.
    Sometimes less is more.

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  5. Wareagle1

    Wareagle1 Elite Refuge Member

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    See that happen all the time on the river.
     
  6. Wareagle1

    Wareagle1 Elite Refuge Member

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    Seriously he doesn’t have any?:scratch
    Billy Bob you need to have a talk with GDT at the next decoys anonymous meeting!
     
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  7. Green Duck Truck

    Green Duck Truck Washington State Moderator Moderator

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    Oh, Ye of little faith! I've had a six-pack stashed away for the last ten years, just for a rainy day... :yes:tu

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  8. fataldeducktion

    fataldeducktion Refuge Member

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    My recommendation for cooking a Coot if you have to.
    Stuff dressed Coot apples,celery and other favorite stuffings.
    Wrap Coot with bacon.
    Go to woodshed and find a nice 1 inch thick pine cooking board.
    Preheat oven to 250 and slow cook for 2 hours.
    Remove from oven,throw away Coot and eat board.
    Recipe passed on from Potholes Mark.
     
  9. badhabit

    badhabit Elite Refuge Member

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    Potholes Mark is a renowned coot cook.
     
  10. Potholes

    Potholes Refuge Member

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    Same recipe works for carp!
     

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