[b]Heron/Shorebird Decoy!![/b]

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Do you use a shorebird confidance decoy?

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[b]Heron/Shorebird Decoy!![/b]

Postby Mallyard » Fri Jan 02, 2004 12:29 pm

Hey i'm looking into a great blue heron decoy to add to my duck spread for confidance does anyone else use them and do they really work?

Thanks Mallyard :lol:
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Postby pullman41 » Fri Jan 02, 2004 2:15 pm

We use them when the going gets tough. Put it out there for everything to see, it normally doesn't flare them but you can sometimes tell they take a hard look. And that takes the eyeballs off you and your "fake ducks" and can help seal the deal.

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Used for years........not so much now

Postby Poke Boater » Fri Jul 02, 2004 4:56 am


Our levee borrow pits have mostly been filled with river mud over the 35 years since the 35 mile levee was constructed. I fully agree with our Arkansas friend pullman.

Our old 9 day teal season trips included my 9 homemade BW teal dekes and a grey painted (white plastic) yard bird "Heron" confidence/yard marker decoy. It was a super distance marker, and it always drew real Great Blue Herons like a magnet! They, GBH's, are too alert to stay fooled long. They will test your hide out to the max! :cool:

To be in an expanse of shallow "teal" water with small decoys, the yard bird "sentinel" and mouth calling Blue Winged Teal was a kick! That's what you say to them as they zoom loudly over head,...kick! kick!kick!

The whole picture of decoys, heron, and calling meant a quick limit if the September early morning temperature was in the 50's. If you are near the shallow waters they seek along with a heron confidence decoy,.......... that you'll use because it's a natural! :thumbsup:

Good heron decoying to you,

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#1 If a falling duck's head is "held up" shoot again.
#2 If a downed duck lays still on the water with it's head "held down" straight out and you detect ANY movement across the current or not with the wind shoot again.
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Postby gotduck68415 » Mon Jul 05, 2004 4:58 pm

Ive been using a gbh decoy for about 3 years now and i dont know if it helps or not. I still shoot as many ducks as without. It does maybe take their eyes off your dekes for a minute. Best of luck with what ever you do. :salude:
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Postby Bull_Can » Wed Jul 07, 2004 2:53 pm

I like adding coot decoys. I will throw those out with any of my diver rigs for realism. (plus it pulls in a couple of coots for my buddy to shoot when he gets bored).
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