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Hunting Cacklers

These scouting, decoying and blind setup tips are sure to help you get on large flocks of small geese.

The addiction of hunting cacklers continues to escalate throughout the flyways they inhabit, but getting on these large flocks of small geese isn’t as simple as it may seem. Convincing a flock of 5,000-plus geese to land in your decoys can be the biggest challenge, for if you fail to setup on the X — the spot they’ve been feeding on — all your efforts may be thwarted.

Take the scenario in the accompanying video above. On this morning dense fog and a continual shift in wind direction dictated our decoy arrangement. On mornings when the wind direction is steady, try situating the decoys in one mass flock, heads primarily facing into the wind, to simulate the...

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