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Re: what brand decoys do you use? [Re: Cheesy] #15891988 03/12/21
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Originally Posted by Cheesy
I don't know the answer, I'm a rookie duck hunter so to speak, but have always wondered.....

Is the ultra-realistic decoy, the paint, the flocking, the ride on the water, does that really bring in more ducks, or is that just to bring in more dollars for the manufacturer?


I don’t think it hurts.
I have a big mix of everything. The Avian X mallards look great to me but the ducks like Higdon Battleship Mallard, Foam Filled.
Woodies like the cheap flexible cabela’s model about $40/6
For divers (mostly buffies here) I like my tanglefree.

But you’re right, “cheap” decoys placed where ducks want to land will get’er done. And I think your hide is more important.
Then motion, I like a few on a jerk string.

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Re: what brand decoys do you use? [Re: splattermatic] #15905706 03/16/21
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Re: what brand decoys do you use? [Re: 1Longbow] #15906144 03/16/21
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Originally Posted by 1Longbow
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I wish I had more! But nothing rides like a Lifetime.


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Re: what brand decoys do you use? [Re: splattermatic] #15914754 03/19/21
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Here's an old pin hen I carved, wish I still had this one

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Re: what brand decoys do you use? [Re: killerv] #15926731 03/22/21
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Originally Posted by killerv
Here's an old pin hen I carved, wish I still had this one

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Very nice work


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Re: what brand decoys do you use? [Re: splattermatic] #15926970 03/22/21
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Killerv ---outstanding!

Re: what brand decoys do you use? [Re: splattermatic] #16264158 07/18/21
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Switched to Dakota Decoy a few years ago, pricey, but they sure look good on the water!

Re: what brand decoys do you use? [Re: splattermatic] #16264534 07/19/21
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I have a mix of a lot of different stuff but most are G&H. Down here people will paint 3 liter coke bottles black and use them as filler decoys. I think it really does not take high dollar decoys to kill ducks


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I have a shotgun so I have no need for a 30-06.....
Re: what brand decoys do you use? [Re: splattermatic] #16264620 07/19/21
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I hardly hunt anything deeper than 14inches. I use a mix of White Rock flocked head mallard and canada's
They are LIGHT and CHEAP and you can tote an ass load to far away places... plus the wind makes them move like magic on cut corn/bean fields. If i have to hunt a deeper place, I have tons of old G & H supermagnum mallard that hardly get used...

I'd rather use the SiloSock any day of the week... more movement and easier to handle.


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Re: what brand decoys do you use? [Re: splattermatic] #16268280 07/20/21
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Agreed on the Silo’s, but our lakes and rivers don’t allow it. I have a couple guys I hunt geese with in Eastern PA that use the Silo’s, they make my Bigfoot’s seem like cinder blocks!

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Re: what brand decoys do you use? [Re: splattermatic] #16313291 Yesterday at 10:24 PM
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Over the last 52 seasons I’ve used many different brands of decoys. Some were real good, some garbage, most pretty good. For the last four seasons, nearly all I use are Avian X. I’ve got about 2 1/2 dozen mallard floaters and 1 1/2 dozen full body field decoys. Adding 3 dozen more this year, 1/2 floaters & 1/2 full bodies. To me, they’re worth it.

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