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What de­coys and how many for pink-footed geese?

I have shot over many dif­fer­ent types of de­coys over the years. It is best to use some­thing that paints a nat­u­ral pic­ture within your budget and, more im­por­tantly, what you can carry. Full bod­ies would be the best if price wasn’t an is­sue and if you could drive to where you want to shoot. I have al­ways opted for de­coys that are light­weight as, in the­ory, you should have heavy geese to carry back. Goose rags were my go-to de­coy for years, but they seem to have dis­ap­peared. Sil­losocks are worth a look. I watched a fel­low fowler use them with great suc­cess last year, which prompted me to in­vest in my own. As for num­bers, as many as you can com­fort­ably af­ford and carry.

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