There are strategies and tips that you should consider when using motion decoys to maximize their effectiveness when duck hunting.
More and more dedicated waterfowlers are using motion decoys to enhance their spread but it is not as simple as throwing them in the mix and switching them on.
Cabela’s Northern Flight takes some time to talk and demo the most effective way to employ and place these decoys to get the birds coming in.
I have been using Mojo decoys for years and I my preference is for the floating models when hunting over water. They are super easy to put out and do a great job at pulling in birds from long distances.
There are still times when you want to heed tips like putting them in slight cover to make them look more realistic for those wary ducks; especially later in the season. I always use them to indicate our preferred landing zone at the edge of my decoys so that the birds come into effective shotgun range.
I you don’t have a motion decoy yet ensure you put one on your wish list; it really will give you an advantage especially on public land when competing with other hunters.