Justin Weber wrote:I have used GHG dekes for years. The Pro Grade mallards are hands down the best mallard decoy in the market. I have used them exclusively since the day I bought my first 6 pack. With the amount of pressure on ducks today having realistic decoys is necessary. The decoy pictured below is 3 years old. This decoy looks as good as it did the day I pulled it out of the box. With how I hunt I just throw my dekes in the boat. I hunt in Wisconsin mainly and some days their just isnt new ducks around and you have to decoy local birds that have seen it all or go home empty handed. Using GHG decoys I find myself harvesting more birds that flew over other hunters spreads. The choice is yours but GHG decoys are top of the line IMO.
Say the Pro-staffer with a purely Biased opinion.
I have and run them both, and hunt some of the heaviest pressured areas you can find anywhere. On an average day there are hunters literally ever 100 yards lined up and down the banks, mojos everywhere. You will not kill more birds using GHG deeks. Ive proven it to myself over the years of hunting(not just a couple year). Ive been chasing fowl for the better part of 20 years. Gentlemen I hunt with has been hunting this same areas longer than I have. He only uses g&h and kills plenty of ducks.
If you want deeks with different poses then go ahead and get some ghg. The paint if have noticed is hit or miss. Of the 6+ doz ghg pro-grades I own some hold the paint well others have been fresh out the box and I can whipe paint off of areas. Mainly the side pockets on those deek in particular. If you go ghg use some matte finish it will help out for the long haul but is not some end all solution to chinese made quality.
I have g&h deeks that are coming up on being 20 years old and the paint is still holding stong and I kill my fair share of birds with them. I own the better part of 12 doz g&h duck deeks with no issues. Also if you have issue they will warrent them for life. Great guys to work with for customer service, wish I could say the same about GHG.
I picked up pro-grades to have diff options for diff spread to tailer it to the ducks I had in the area. I thought oh ya more realisitic for stale ducks will be the ticket. Well after years of trying that I found no differnce. This was also verified when I decided to buy a handful of Don Mintz deeks. To say the least I have seen no difference, and have lost birds to guys runner cheap deeks but being more where they wanted to be.
Sorry for the long post but buy stuff that will last ya. If your located in WI your welcome to swing by my place and see them for yourself, you can even buy my pro-grades.