Steel, the liquid kind sold in tubes, can patch hole-ridden decoys.
Touch up those decoys with paint during downtime.
Unless you prefer a work week without hunting, go with a small spread — say a dozen dekes — before you punch the time clock. Throw the essentials in the back of your truck (plus a change of clothes), and have at it. An hour or two of hunting before the 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. grind will do you good.
Vary your choice of decoys. Full bodies equal realism. Shells and silhouettes add to that trickery.
Wind direction should always be noted. Set your dekes so that waterfowl can approach from downwind, with room to circle your spread. Winds shift during hunts. Pay attention and adjust.
X marks the spot where you should put your decoys.
Yellow molded plastic ears of corn are a dirty trick you can use in goose fields to add realism.
Zen and the art of waterfowling takes many meanings. Decoying tricks and solutions are but one part of the puzzle. Your enlightenment can only be attained by hunting hard, so get on it.
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