Position the decoys about 20 yards from your blind, leaving a spot for birds to land. Be aware that they might approach from any direction, regardless of the wind, but geese will most assuredly land into the wind. If you watch a bunch of feeding geese you'll notice two things: There's plenty of movement as birds flap their wings and walk about, and there's very little honking, if any. About 25 years ago, flagging became popular in the goose fields. You simply wave a black flag that's on the end of a small pole when you see geese in the distance. Keep it up once the birds are committed in your direction, and then get down. If the birds hesitate, continue to wave with only wrist movement, staying low in your blind. This seems like an outlandish trick, but it works like a charm. Sometimes geese seem to have poor eyesight. More than once I've seen a flock attracted to a spread by a hunter who walked out of the blind to pick up a dead bird or make a nature call. In my opinion, that "safe" distance is about half a mile. Anything closer and birds will be alerted to something amiss.