First off, lesser geese like large spreads--large as in number of decoys, not the overall footprint. When hunting with Avery Pro Staffer Vance Stolz, I was surprised at how many decoys he packs into such a small space. Saturday, we put out 27 dozen full-body Avery goose decoys in an area maybe 50 yards in diameter, setting the dekes as densely as we dared. As Vance's son Tyler, also on the Avery team, said to me that morning "Put them as close together as you can, then put them closer." From the air, I'm sure our spread looked like a big black spot, which is probably why we didn't have a lot of difficulty pulling in big flocks from what I would normally consider too high.