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Big Foot decoy hangers

Postby DieHard Outdoors » Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:08 pm

Been working on this for a few months now, finally got it patented. I know a lot of guys who use Big Foot Canada decoys because of their easy placement from the trailer to the field. The problem I found was that they're pretty pricey and wear down the paint and head/body flocking. Even though a lot of guys say their the "toughest decoys out there" while that may be true the paint still continues to rub onto other decoys and gradually wears off. Another problem is the flocking, they have no come out with a sock basically that covers up the head but it's a pain in the butt to take off and put on after every single hunt. My idea is to mass-produce my invention so that you're decoys will be able to stay apart and not rub off on each other but still maintain a very simple setup so it won't take much time to take them off the system and put them back off once the hunt is over with. I would like to go into more detail but at this time I cannot due to legal issues thus far. But please feel free to critique my idea, share your problems with the decoys and storage, tell me if you would purchase this item (once available) to keep your decoys in top condition, etc. Thank you for reading and continue to have a wonderful season!

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Re: Big Foot decoy hangers

Postby platinumwindow99 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:34 pm

Do you have pics of the system i would like to look at it ..... thanks Don
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Re: Big Foot decoy hangers

Postby DieHard Outdoors » Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:57 pm

platinumwindow99 wrote:Do you have pics of the system i would like to look at it ..... thanks Don
I do but cannot post them yet. I can tell you however the system comes on sections that are evenly spaced out for your decoys so if you have a 12ft trailer that's 7ft tall you can purchase a 10ft section that will hold 10 decoys on it with 3-4 rows depending on how much space you want between the rows. They will be staggered so the heads of the decoys fit between each other and I am also currently working on a similar ceiling mount which is low profile for when the decoys are not in it. Thanks for the question though! Keep updated and I will have pictures soon.
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Re: Big Foot decoy hangers

Postby cut_un » Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:21 am

Have a 6x12 trailer & run big Foot decoys.... would be interested in seeing what you have cooking! I now hang them from the ceiling on a conduit rod in hunting season but set them on the floor in the off season, found the feet will warp in the heat.
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Re: Big Foot decoy hangers

Postby Slack Tide » Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:24 am

BF"s are great deeks but are a serious pain in the butt. I'm sure you guys also collect your deeks in your arms with three or four on each arm, then carry them back to your pit, trailer, truck. That's unavoidable and THAT is where you do your damage. I would think way more than neatly stacking them in a trailer or shed.
I can't see myself putting a sock on every head, or each one in a bag.
What they SHOULD do, is figure a economical way to be able to send you birds back in to be reconditioned. We are pretty good to our gear and we have all kinds or wear issues....
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Re: Big Foot decoy hangers

Postby DieHard Outdoors » Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:34 pm

Slack Tide wrote:BF"s are great deeks but are a serious pain in the butt. I'm sure you guys also collect your deeks in your arms with three or four on each arm, then carry them back to your pit, trailer, truck. That's unavoidable and THAT is where you do your damage. I would think way more than neatly stacking them in a trailer or shed.
I can't see myself putting a sock on every head, or each one in a bag.
What they SHOULD do, is figure a economical way to be able to send you birds back in to be reconditioned. We are pretty good to our gear and we have all kinds or wear issues....

I agree with what you said but on the system you don't stack them on top of each other you hang them up. So I'm not sure what point you're getting at. And to have them reconditioned is way above anything I'm talking about. I'm just trying to produce an economical product that AVOIDS them getting the common wear and tear of which you just talked about.. Thanks for the comment

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Re: Big Foot decoy hangers

Postby Slack Tide » Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:26 am

I know what you mean and I have seen guy build slots on the ceiling where they can slide in the feet of the bird so they hang down and don't touch. I am talking about the method of gathering and retrieving birds in the field that scrapes them and damages them. You know how you loop your arm between the legs of the deek to be able to carry three or four on each arm back to the truck, then piling them into the pickup or trailer back to the barn where your device is waiting to safely STORE them....
It's the collection and transportation of them that damages them (not to mention the wind, rain, sleet and snow in the field)
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Re: Big Foot decoy hangers

Postby DieHard Outdoors » Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:53 pm

Well than... Don't rub them against each other and let them hit the ground. Also carry the one by one if you're complaining about the damage.
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Re: Big Foot decoy hangers

Postby Slack Tide » Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:45 pm

Right, good idea... I will carry 200 decoys one by one from the far edges of the rig, in snow or mud back to the truck....
By the time I am done, it'll be time to set the gear out again....
Good idea. Maybe I should gift wrap them? :fingerhead:
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Re: Big Foot decoy hangers

Postby DieHard Outdoors » Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:03 pm

I'm just messin.. But I'll think of an idea and send you a PM if and when I do!
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Re: Big Foot decoy hangers

Postby tenfingergrip » Sat Nov 17, 2012 6:33 am

Here's an idea for you DieHard, since you already have your patented storage racks to go in the trailer. Devise/design some wheels to fit on the rack, some removable wheels, and a removable pull handle, so you can pull out a rack, pull it out into the field with the decoys on it, set the decoys, and put the racks back into the trailer. After the hunt, pull out the empty rack(s), attach the removable wheels and pull handle, pull out into the field, load up the racks, pull back and load the whole rack(s) with dekes into the trailer. What's wrong with that idea to save walking, time, and wear & tear on the dekes? Will it work? How 'bout it goose hunters?
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Re: Big Foot decoy hangers

Postby Slack Tide » Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:47 am

I stop at the 7-11 before hand and pick up a few day laborers...I give them coffee and doughnuts and camo hats. They hide in the hedge and retrieve for me, then they pick up and store all the deeks and I pay them in meat...

Done
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Re: Big Foot decoy hangers

Postby DieHard Outdoors » Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:30 pm

tenfingergrip wrote:Here's an idea for you DieHard, since you already have your patented storage racks to go in the trailer. Devise/design some wheels to fit on the rack, some removable wheels, and a removable pull handle, so you can pull out a rack, pull it out into the field with the decoys on it, set the decoys, and put the racks back into the trailer. After the hunt, pull out the empty rack(s), attach the removable wheels and pull handle, pull out into the field, load up the racks, pull back and load the whole rack(s) with dekes into the trailer. What's wrong with that idea to save walking, time, and wear & tear on the dekes? Will it work? How 'bout it goose hunters?

Honestly thought about it. But the racks are screw mounted onto the trailer walls/ceiling. I've spent more time on this than you think. Trust me
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Re: Big Foot decoy hangers

Postby BEDB » Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:14 am

Slack Tide wrote:I stop at the 7-11 before hand and pick up a few day laborers...I give them coffee and doughnuts and camo hats. They hide in the hedge and retrieve for me, then they pick up and store all the deeks and I pay them in meat...

Done

Thats the best way to do it by far
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Re: Big Foot decoy hangers

Postby Idaho Mike » Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:23 pm

DieHard Outdoors wrote:Been working on this for a few months now, finally got it patented. I know a lot of guys who use Big Foot Canada decoys because of their easy placement from the trailer to the field. The problem I found was that they're pretty pricey and wear down the paint and head/body flocking. Even though a lot of guys say their the "toughest decoys out there" while that may be true the paint still continues to rub onto other decoys and gradually wears off. Another problem is the flocking, they have no come out with a sock basically that covers up the head but it's a pain in the butt to take off and put on after every single hunt. My idea is to mass-produce my invention so that you're decoys will be able to stay apart and not rub off on each other but still maintain a very simple setup so it won't take much time to take them off the system and put them back off once the hunt is over with. I would like to go into more detail but at this time I cannot due to legal issues thus far. But please feel free to critique my idea, share your problems with the decoys and storage, tell me if you would purchase this item (once available) to keep your decoys in top condition, etc. Thank you for reading and continue to have a wonderful season!

Sincerely DHO

How about an update on this product of yours?
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Re: Big Foot decoy hangers

Postby fowlplayx » Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:48 pm

Bump -^
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Re: Big Foot decoy hangers

Postby shoveler_shooter » Fri Jun 06, 2014 11:49 am

Slack Tide wrote:Right, good idea... I will carry 200 decoys one by one from the far edges of the rig, in snow or mud back to the truck....
By the time I am done, it'll be time to set the gear out again....
Good idea. Maybe I should gift wrap them? :fingerhead:

If you really do use 200 bigfoots, how in the world are you transporting them? Enclosed car hauler?
Just sounds a little excessive to me...
Why not mix in silos and shells to reduce cost and space used?
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Re: Big Foot decoy hangers

Postby Slack Tide » Mon Jun 09, 2014 6:06 am

shoveler_shooter wrote:
Slack Tide wrote:Right, good idea... I will carry 200 decoys one by one from the far edges of the rig, in snow or mud back to the truck....
By the time I am done, it'll be time to set the gear out again....
Good idea. Maybe I should gift wrap them? :fingerhead:

If you really do use 200 bigfoots, how in the world are you transporting them? Enclosed car hauler?
Just sounds a little excessive to me...
Why not mix in silos and shells to reduce cost and space used?


A mild exaggeration....but we do have a lot...we bring them out to the pit in trucks, then neatly fill the pit (4 man pit) and we leave some out in the field.
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Re: Big Foot decoy hangers

Postby OregonSpeck85 » Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:48 pm

Pic yet?
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Re: Big Foot decoy hangers

Postby Slack Tide » Tue Jun 10, 2014 4:14 am

OregonSpeck85 wrote:Pic yet?

I know right?????
It's going to end up being some bent up wire shirt hanger or some kind of buzz kill after all of this wait..... :no:
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