Garber likes a big, classic teardrop- or ice-cream-cone-shaped decoy spread, with a mix of 1,200 or so full-body and windsock decoys, plus three rotary machines. “I’m not a fan of a big kill hole in the spread,” he says. “It looks unnatural.” Instead, he salt-and-peppers the landing zone with singles, pairs, and triples to simulate geese that have just landed. From the air, the hope is that his mass of feeding fakes looks thinned out where he wants the birds to land. On especially windy days, he keeps most of the spread behind the hunters, because geese tend to stop short, but if the hunters are downwind, they’re still in gun range.