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mallard machine

Postby side-slippin » Thu Mar 23, 2006 1:31 am

i picked up a mallard machine from wallmart for 20 bucks. never used one or even seen one in someone elses spread, but i figured for that price i can at least try it out right? just wondering if anyone on here has every used one and what they thought about it. does it work good? better in early/late/all season long? is it user friendly? any other comments are greatly appriciated. thanx in advance
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Postby Mallard Machine » Thu Mar 23, 2006 12:32 pm

Works great for us if u have any other questions that weren't answered in those 2 links that JJ sent just ask me i'll be more that willing to help you learn how to use it well CHEERS :salude:
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Postby hankrt » Mon Mar 27, 2006 6:01 pm

I bought one as well, they suck if you ask me. It's for sale, but not for 20 bucks. Ducks in my area are all wise to the mechanical tricks.
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Postby Erik Olsen » Mon Mar 27, 2006 11:16 pm

a problem i had with them is the same problem i was having with jerk stirings i was tryign to use them to finish birds and i was spooking more than i was finishing now i use it like i would use a goose flag. just use it to get there attention or when i start to loose them i will hit it and my success has gone up. a big problem with mechanical decoys is people rely on them to much without knowing how to use them to the greatest advantage. i did it and have done it. if it doesnt work fix it. never dismiss it its important to have a big play book so when the usuall isnt working u can fall back on something.
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Postby hankrt » Tue Mar 28, 2006 1:43 am

I found that the jerk string not only looks more natural, but also performs better. I agree with not using either to finish birds, both can and will at times spook them, but I have at times needed the jerk string to finish a few that just wouldn't commit. The Mallard Machune in my opinion is to noisey, and the 4 decoys you need to hold the motor upright are to close together and appear un-natural. I hunt ducks on state land and those buggers have seen it all, and anything out of place or un-natural causes them to just keep flyin on by.
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Postby firebird » Fri Mar 31, 2006 9:00 pm

It was probably the best tool I bought last year. I got mine at cabelas along with extra batteries and recharging equiptment. We set ours up in the shallow water and turn it off when we have the birds attention.
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