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Dakota Decoys

Postby ByersFarm » Mon Sep 23, 2013 2:50 pm

We just picked up 8 dozen Dakota's. I plan on running them in a spread with no other brands of decoys along with 2 dozen of their pintail decoys. I'm interested to see how well they work and hold up. So far I'm very impressed with their paint and overall appearance. Not to mention that their head attachment design is one of the best I've seen. Image
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Re: Dakota Decoys

Postby Rick Hall » Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:38 pm

Are the DD specks made out of their soft polymer yet? Was disappointed with paint adhesion on the hard ones. Have had better luck with the mallards.
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Re: Dakota Decoys

Postby sooner737 » Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:09 pm

That's a sexy sight :thumbsup:
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Re: Dakota Decoys

Postby JuniorPre 360 » Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:17 pm

Will you be placing them in a slotted bag or no? I'm interested to see if paint chips off of these too.
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Re: Dakota Decoys

Postby Trent_Rivers » Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:26 pm

It's funny how the cheaper decoys paint is so "terrible" while the more expensive decoys paint is so durable. If you put 12 Stormfronts in a slotted bag I bet there paint would hold a lot better than people think. Good marketing by decoy companies.


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Re: Dakota Decoys

Postby DMBgoosehunter13 » Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:43 pm

I don't bag my Dakota Decoys except in the off season. No paint problems. Little flocking off the heads, but not noticeable to ducks :no:
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Re: Dakota Decoys

Postby Trent_Rivers » Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:02 pm

Not banging on nice decoys haha. I'm gonna buy some nice ones soon. Ghg pro grades, life size, or Dakota. Based on price vs quality.


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Re: Dakota Decoys

Postby KillerKowalski » Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:27 pm

No paint problems here either with the Dakotas. They are bagged after every use. The bills have chipped a little, but nothing major that paint can't cover.
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Re: Dakota Decoys

Postby blackwagon » Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:16 pm

Make sure you got plenty of room good looking decoys.
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Re: Dakota Decoys

Postby ByersFarm » Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:29 pm

The only thing that will get bagged are the specks. Yes, Rick, they are the newer soft decoys. I've had great luck with storm fronts and their paint. Higdon is another decoy that has held up very well for us. At the price point of storm front and foam filled higdon's my money is on the higdon's every time.
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Re: Dakota Decoys

Postby AB_Gunner » Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:32 pm

Did you end up with the 2012 model style hens? or 2013?
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Re: Dakota Decoys

Postby ByersFarm » Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:59 pm

AB_Gunner wrote:Did you end up with the 2012 model style hens? or 2013?

They're the new style. I'll post up the pintails as soon as I get them.
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Re: Dakota Decoys

Postby SKFOOTER » Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:42 pm

Has anyone ever clearcoated their Dakotas with the Krylon 1311 Flat????
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Re: Dakota Decoys

Postby LiquidA45 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:24 pm

SKFOOTER wrote:Has anyone ever clearcoated their Dakotas with the Krylon 1311 Flat????


How many times are you going to ask this?
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Re: Dakota Decoys

Postby SKFOOTER » Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:40 pm

Until I get an answer---dipstick.
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Re: Dakota Decoys

Postby LiquidA45 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:53 pm

SKFOOTER wrote:Until I get an answer---dipstick.



Interesting....I will try to help you out with the assumption you weren't trying to be a prick.

From what I have read the Dakotas paint holds up pretty good and shouldn't need a clear coating, but I have also read where guys went ahead an cleared them anyways. I haven't seen anyone having an issue with them after they clear them. But I will say again, do not get that clear on the flocking, it will mess it up without a doubt. Assuming you bought these for regular price, I don't understand why you would spend that much on decoys if you planned on having to clear coat them.

There is a thread in here somewhere that has someone saying they cleared their dakotas, might try scanning through a few to find it and ask them...I think it was a thread about GHG's.
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Re: Dakota Decoys

Postby SKFOOTER » Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:58 pm

Thanks for giving me the benefit of the doubt. I bought them for $144 shipped.
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Re: Dakota Decoys

Postby Westtennduckhunter » Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:06 pm

ByersFarm wrote:We just picked up 8 dozen Dakota's. I plan on running them in a spread with no other brands of decoys along with 2 dozen of their pintail decoys. I'm interested to see how well they work and hold up. So far I'm very impressed with their paint and overall appearance. Not to mention that their head attachment design is one of the best I've seen. Image


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Re: Dakota Decoys

Postby Husker44 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:22 pm

Dam ur not messin around I have 6 dozen mallards and we love them
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Re: Dakota Decoys

Postby chrisss » Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:25 pm

Got a dozen and have them in rogers slotted bag and have notice flocking coming off the heads and paint rubing off. Used them maybe 4 to 5 time only. Paid so much but they aren't as durable as everyone said unless I got the bad pack
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Re: Dakota Decoys

Postby BurnettGunner » Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:18 pm

I really beat the piss out of my Dakotas last year throwing them across the bottom of boats and canoes. Dragging them through the mud and marsh grass. I haven't noticed anything that would make me question their durability.
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Re: Dakota Decoys

Postby cONG » Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:29 pm

Is dekota going to come out with small size decoys? the decoys are just to big and heavy
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Re: Dakota Decoys

Postby chrisss » Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:12 pm

BurnettGunner wrote:I really beat the piss out of my Dakotas last year throwing them across the bottom of boats and canoes. Dragging them through the mud and marsh grass. I haven't noticed anything that would make me question their durability.


I have mines in a rogers bag and the flocking is coming off like crazy
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Re: Dakota Decoys

Postby Black Smoke » Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:45 am

What I have noticed on any flocked decoy when you put them in a slotted back they are bound to get worn tremendously. I double bag all of my fully flocked or even flocked headed dekes. I know it sounds dumb but go to pillowcase.net I got enough for 10 dz dekes for about $100 it might take a little longer in the field but if you want your dekes to stay fresh then I suggest it.
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Re: Dakota Decoys

Postby ByersFarm » Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:33 pm

I'll let everyone know after this season how they hold up. These will never be bagged, just Texas rigged and hauled in the bed of a truck.
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