how well do robo ducks work?

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how well do robo ducks work?

Postby goosehunter09 » Sat Jan 22, 2005 9:29 pm

I have seen these robo ducks and was woundering how well they worked

do the wind powered ones work?
if it flies it dies
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Postby NS39340 » Sun Jan 23, 2005 6:11 pm

they work VERY well......i have never used to wind ones but my MOJO pulls them in
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Postby texan68 » Sun Jan 23, 2005 8:29 pm

unfortunatly they do work. In my opinion they give the hunter an unfair advantage. Just yesterday I had a hunting party next to me with two robos.....I had none....the ducks started to work my spread, but would see the robos and go over there.....left me in the dust. I wish they would ban those things nation wide........my opinion.

what ever happened to the old jerk cord????????????
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Postby bgoldhunter » Sun Jan 23, 2005 10:16 pm

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Postby hemihunter » Sun Jan 23, 2005 10:56 pm

We used one ladt year and they worked, but this year they seemed to realize what it was. And in our case when we place two of them out we had no chance.
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Postby dukdawg » Wed Feb 09, 2005 1:07 pm

they work EXTREMELY well! me and my dad use a wonder duck that flaps and swims in a circle. we had 4 inches of ice on our local lake. we put out some leaker decoys that we cut the keels off and then chipped a hole in the ice and put the wonder duck in. we ain't in a duck hotspot but we had some big flocks decoying OVER ICE! it was amazing. and for them skeptics that think it's unfair for the ducks. i say tough. the limits six a day.
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Postby jmike » Fri Feb 11, 2005 12:38 am

hey dukdawg do you shoot hens too. :thumbsdown: ..?.............its not about the killin, its away of life..............jmike
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Postby duckbuster » Fri Feb 11, 2005 7:31 am

they work awsome come to south dakota and do a field hunt with one in the fall and youll never know what to do with out one
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Postby IBBoykin » Wed Feb 16, 2005 12:39 pm

I would have to say they are OK, at least around the south. By the time the ducks come down here, they have already seen so many robo ducks or derivitives thereof, that they flair off of them alot.
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Postby 870 » Wed Feb 16, 2005 4:26 pm

Up here everybody has one. The birds smarten up after opening weekend. Mine has'nt seen the light day in two years.
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Postby Greg Wile » Thu Feb 24, 2005 9:06 pm

If any of you guys that have these motorized decoys and don't use them wat to get rid of them let me know at gregwile@hotmail.com



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Postby royst » Thu Feb 24, 2005 9:48 pm

I haven't had too much luck with mine. I guess that by the time birds get to the mouth of the Mississippi River they smart up to them.
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Postby Quackcephus » Thu Feb 24, 2005 9:58 pm

Everything has it's place. A robo is not the end all to killin' ducks. Nuthin' will ever replace scoutin', good callin' & stayin' hid until the ducks are on the swing. :yes:
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Postby duckbum13 » Thu Feb 24, 2005 11:31 pm

i have a couple and use them once in a while but quack said it good i think
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Postby Greg Wile » Fri Feb 25, 2005 3:28 am

Quackcephus wrote:Everything has it's place. A robo is not the end all to killin' ducks. Nuthin' will ever replace scoutin', good callin' & stayin' hid until the ducks are on the swing. :yes:


This is true but I have seen ducks fly within 100 yrds of a good spread with good calling then the guys put up their motorized decoy and the brids started swingin over their spread and not only swingin over it but trying to land in it even while they were shooting and retreiveing birds. That sold me on the effectiveness of the wing spinners.


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Its all in the spot

Postby tastieanimals » Fri Feb 25, 2005 8:23 pm

I feel if you are where the ducks want to be anyway, the robo will pull them in faster. The ducks just seem to want into your decoys over others, still its all in the spot. Mine worked great one day with only one wing. I still think I was where the duck wanted to be, because they did not even really look at the 5 other spreads I could see.
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Postby Quackcephus » Sat Feb 26, 2005 9:58 am

GW that was me & my padnuh. :toofunny:
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Postby Greg Wile » Sat Feb 26, 2005 3:29 pm

Quackcephus wrote:GW that was me & my padnuh. :toofunny:
And all this time I was thinking my eyes were getting bad!!! :toofunny: I supose it could a bin u and yore padnuh, but I never said they got any of those birds did I. :laughing: :laughing: Keep takin those shooting lessons cause your startin to get tail feathers. :thumbsup:


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Postby Wingshot3 » Sun Feb 27, 2005 1:33 am

I would say the Robo's work really well :thumbsup: I got one last year and hunt the same area every year and when I started using mine I started getting more ducks coming in than ever before :smile: my bag has gone from 1-2 ducks a day to 4-5 ducks a day with the robo :eek: same blind same place that I've used for years, so don't say they don't work!!
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Postby cmsu870 » Mon Feb 28, 2005 10:25 am

I've gone hunting way to many mornings without a robo duck and the ducks would give us a look, and then they would spot the robo duck and immediately go to the party with the robo duck. This year we have three of them. However, in Missouri there is a big rumor that they are going to be outlawed in the 2006 hunting season.
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Postby Quackcephus » Mon Feb 28, 2005 9:20 pm

GW that's what I'm talkin' about, 'cept we got ours. :getdown:

To Robo Or Not To Robo... That Is The ???

Everything has it's place... but nuthin' will beat scoutin', good callin' & good shootin'... even a robo or 2. IMO the robo is bein' made out to be this awesome end all to killin' ducks & it isn't. I have been know to turn mine off from time to time with better results. If yer huntin' an area that there are alot of guys usin' 'em I'd set mine up & turn it off if the ducks were flairin' or not finishin'. :thumbsup:

Me & my padnuh are tweekin' ours some... we may have found a niche that no one else has & it's a BAD ****. :yes:
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