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Looking to run 2 dzn Dakota's with the rig em right decoy anchors in the RER dp3 standard bag this year. Does anyone run a setup similar to this? How comfortable is the RER dp3 bag? As I walk in to all my hunting spots. Are the straps easy to get on and off? Also will 2 dzn Dakotas fit in this bag? And should I be worried about the paint chipping/ scratching on the Dakota's? Thanks for the help!
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The Dakotas are very durable but for the money you pay for them, I'd find a way to put them in slotted bags. Also, consider the weight of the decoys. They are heavier and larger than other brands (well at least compared to those terrible stormfront decoys). Personally, I wouldn't want to carry 2 dozen of these decoys on my back. The decoys are top notch those. Highly recommend.
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The Dakotas are heavy as said before. Been there and tried your plan with the DP3. Not a good idea. I would go with 1 doz Dakotas and a dozen lighter decoys (even water keels) and a bag that as more standard. I went to a HS floating bag. Little big for walk in's but it carries decent and protects the decoys from the exterior well.
Nothing like having the Dakotas in your spread. I have three dozen and many times if we are walking in we just carry 6 Dakotas and a couple dozen lighter and cheap decoys. Mallards tend to land into the Dakotas no matter where they are in the spread.
Layout boats and blinds are pure death from below to the mallet's but leaning on a tree is the best deal in the woods!
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