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Imitation cobs of corn?

Postby Small Block » Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:14 am

Been considering making some for the goose effort and maybe ducks. I've used some in the past that we bought from Big Lots during their fall displays yrs ago but they were made of styrafoam and very lite. The wind would move em around if ya didn't stick a nail or piece of wire in em so as to anchor em down. Cant find anymore of em so nothing left to do but make some. Been thinking about using 1.5" PVC pipe and painting em the right color and then maybe do some detail work. Even thought about trying to find some round AC foam and cutting out pieces of that. Any suggestions on this project? What have you used that works?
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Imitation cobs of corn?

Postby Botiz630 » Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:35 pm

Small Block,

Here is a link to some GHG corn cobs. Looks like they are sold out but at least gives you an idea of something to search for.

http://www.cabelas.com/decoy-accessorie ... corn.shtml
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Re: Imitation cobs of corn?

Postby Indiancreekducks87 » Sun Nov 25, 2012 3:38 pm

Never seen it done before but have always wondered how they work... I'm assuming this would imitate ducks feeding on corn (decoys with cobs in them)... How well does this work?
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Re: Imitation cobs of corn?

Postby Fatback » Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:13 pm

Was stated by 2 buddies that seemed to know much on the subject, that you can't use the GHG corn cob's (nice bunch hanging over us at the time) as it's considered "baiting" ... even though they are fake. Beers and arguing followed....
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Re: Imitation cobs of corn?

Postby Botiz630 » Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:28 pm

Fatback wrote:Was stated by 2 buddies that seemed to know much on the subject, that you can't use the GHG corn cob's (nice bunch hanging over us at the time) as it's considered "baiting" ... even though they are fake. Beers and arguing followed....


Depends on where you're at. Some states allow it and some states don't. (I think, I'm off to the DNR website to look it up.)
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Re: Imitation cobs of corn?

Postby Botiz630 » Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:39 pm

Michigan states in the waterfowl regulation book that non-food imitations such as plastic corncobs are legal to use.
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Re: Imitation cobs of corn?

Postby Fatback » Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:59 pm

we are in canada.... must be illegal here, or those guys would be using them.
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Re: Imitation cobs of corn?

Postby Fatback » Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:03 pm

we are in canada.... must be illegal here, or those guys would be using them.
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Re: Imitation cobs of corn?

Postby okduckdude » Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:55 pm

I dont hunt fields much but does imitation corn really work?
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Re: Imitation cobs of corn?

Postby Small Block » Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:10 am

Dude, we dont hunt fields here in SoMo either but corn is corn and we place the imitation stuff on the edge of ponds and streams as an attractant. Believe you me, the ducks and geese know what a grain of corn looks like whether it's in Texas or Minnisota. A dove can spot a grain of wheat from a great distance and he's on it. If it aint illegal in your area then give it a shot. A method i have used. Before season i do feed the local geese, corn. I know the real corn must be gone or removed 10 days prior to season or shooting but even after the removal, the use of imitation stuff still lingers the real stuff in their memories.
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Re: Imitation cobs of corn?

Postby MJO21 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:54 am

How detailed does it really need to be?

why not buy some large dowel rods, cut into 4-6" sections and paint them yellow???
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Re: Imitation cobs of corn?

Postby rebelp74 » Tue Dec 25, 2012 5:24 pm

I have never tried it and am curious about this. Is this something that works for birds or hunters minds?
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Re: Imitation cobs of corn?

Postby Indaswamp » Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:26 pm

yellow fire hose cut into the shape of a corn cob.....
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Re: Imitation cobs of corn?

Postby WoodyWhiffingMG » Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:10 pm

Botiz630 wrote:Small Block,

Here is a link to some GHG corn cobs. Looks like they are sold out but at least gives you an idea of something to search for.

http://www.cabelas.com/decoy-accessorie ... corn.shtml



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Re: Imitation cobs of corn?

Postby Indaswamp » Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:01 pm

WoodyWhiffingMG wrote:
Botiz630 wrote:Small Block,

Here is a link to some GHG corn cobs. Looks like they are sold out but at least gives you an idea of something to search for.

http://www.cabelas.com/decoy-accessorie ... corn.shtml



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Re: Imitation cobs of corn?

Postby Botiz630 » Wed May 01, 2013 10:44 am

WoodyWhiffingMG wrote:
Botiz630 wrote:Small Block,

Here is a link to some GHG corn cobs. Looks like they are sold out but at least gives you an idea of something to search for.

http://www.cabelas.com/decoy-accessorie ... corn.shtml



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Re: Imitation cobs of corn?

Postby AKPirate » Wed May 01, 2013 3:49 pm

Botiz630 wrote:
WoodyWhiffingMG wrote:
Botiz630 wrote:Small Block,

Here is a link to some GHG corn cobs. Looks like they are sold out but at least gives you an idea of something to search for.

http://www.cabelas.com/decoy-accessorie ... corn.shtml



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Re: Imitation cobs of corn?

Postby justsomeguy » Sun Jun 16, 2013 6:59 pm

Do you think if one were to paint the right size gravel yellow that it would work as loose corn bait? Think it would get eaten?
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Re: Imitation cobs of corn?

Postby High Sierras » Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:05 pm

justsomeguy wrote:Do you think if one were to paint the right size gravel yellow that it would work as loose corn bait? Think it would get eaten?


Following up on Mr. Tiz's suggestion... why paint gravel yellow... got to the nearest pet store that sells aquarium supplies and buy a 5 lb. bag of pre-dyed yellow gravel... probably cheaper than buying the paint!
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Re: Imitation cobs of corn?

Postby Mr.Blonde » Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:19 pm

I have seen people take old bike chains etc and paint them yellow. Easy to lay out on field then when done just roll them up and put in bucket!
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Re: Imitation cobs of corn?

Postby goldfish » Thu Aug 01, 2013 3:04 pm

Get your Tuesday night fish net shirt out of the closet (please, stop wearing it). Paint some pop bottles brown. Hold the fish net over the bottle and paint yellow. Instant corn cob. Repeat as much as wanted. Fill bottle with dirt/rocks/water so it doesn't blow away. Revel in your master corn cob spread.

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Re: Imitation cobs of corn?

Postby goldfish » Thu Aug 01, 2013 3:27 pm

What happened to my post?

It was better than this, but to sum it up, paint pop bottle brown, hold fish net over it, paint yellow, fill bottle with something for weight, throw out

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Re: Imitation cobs of corn?

Postby T Man » Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:48 am

Small Block wrote:Before season i do feed the local geese, corn. I know the real corn must be gone or removed 10 days prior to season or shooting but even after the removal, the use of imitation stuff still lingers the real stuff in their memories.


Seems like a waste to me. Either the local geese push out, or you have shot them up or burned them off in a few weeks.
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