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flock heads or not for duck decoys?

Postby bpreston » Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:33 pm

Just picked up some Dakota mallard decoys. They came with both regular and flocked heads for the drakes. I have slotted, zipper top decoy bags so able to keep the flocked heads in good shape. Never used flocked headed duck decoys before so looking for pros/cons and recommendation for flocked or non-flocked?
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Re: flock heads or not for duck decoys?

Postby Rick Hall » Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:07 am

I run my Dakotas both ways and doubt there's much practical difference other than that the flocked will eventually fade sooner.
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Re: flock heads or not for duck decoys?

Postby Frank Lopez » Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:16 am

Consider this. You are trying to fool a bird with a brain the size of half a walnut that is looking at your stool with monocular vision, from beyond 40 yards while flying past at 35 or 40 mph. Do you think flocked anything is really going to make a difference? Flocking is the BlindSide/Black Cloud/Hypersonic version of decoys.

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Re: flock heads or not for duck decoys?

Postby MODuckkiller » Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:43 pm

Frank Lopez wrote:Consider this. You are trying to fool a bird with a brain the size of half a walnut that is looking at your stool with monocular vision, from beyond 40 yards while flying past at 35 or 40 mph. Do you think flocked anything is really going to make a difference? Flocking is the BlindSide/Black Cloud/Hypersonic version of decoys.

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Re: flock heads or not for duck decoys?

Postby 2500hdon37s » Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:55 am

it is a must! I never killed a single teal over decoys until I fully flocked all my green wing decoys! :lol3:
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