What decoys are the best?

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What decoys are the best?

Postby goosehunter09 » Mon Jan 24, 2005 7:00 pm

I'm pretty new to duck hunting and I was woundering what kind of decoy do you suggest I should get. I want something thats gona bring them in close and last along time. I was thinking about the Herters Suc Ducks because then you could use them on land and water but thats just my thought.
any suggestions would be nice
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Postby Ducksbeus » Mon Jan 24, 2005 7:29 pm

There are a few things to consider. If you are just starting, id go cheap. If you have to carry your decoys like I do, get ya a dozen cheapo water keels...the cheaper, the better...the lighter the better as well, maybe even some inflatables. Old campaign signs cut down and painted will make dandy silos...easy to stack and carry as well. If ya hunt big water....thats a whole different ball game. I'd get a dozen or two of "these" and a dozen or two of "those". My whole thing is "the cheaper the better",but, Im married with children...throw a jerk cord and a ripple maker in the mix...watch out dux! Y'all have a nice day!

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Postby quackkiller » Mon Jan 24, 2005 7:53 pm

First off, there isn't a best decoy out there. It's just a matter of opinion. Just like there is no best duck call out there. If you want good looking and durable decoys, then you need to expect to pay somewhere between $40 - $90 a dozen. I like GHG decoys because they look great, but aren't the most durable. I've got 2 dozen Flambeau magnum mallards that have held up very well after about 5 years of abuse. Also G&H decoys look great and are very durable but are gonna cost a little more than the others, but sometimes paying a little more is worth it in the long run. :salude:
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Postby texan68 » Mon Jan 24, 2005 8:47 pm

1-2 doz G&H or herters mallards.....this would be good to start out with...I have tried many decoy brands and these seem to hold up the best....there not cheap though, G&H run for about $90 a doz, while the herters run for about $75 a doz..... standard size.
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Postby take'm » Wed Jan 26, 2005 9:23 am

I've had the same deeks for several years now The Flambeau Series I Got Them at simmions sporting goods In BAstrop LA For about $14 a DZ
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Postby donell67 » Wed Jan 26, 2005 2:19 pm

g&h is the best deke. i do like the nuemann and bennett diver dekes also. these dekes last for a long time.very durable. we are rough on our dekes.
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Postby ks_waterfowler » Wed Jan 26, 2005 5:21 pm

:withstupid: G&H is the only way to go. Won't ever buy GHG again.
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Postby 98ramtough » Wed Jan 26, 2005 5:22 pm

No more GHG from here on out. G&H all the way.... KS speaks with experience, I didn't listen the first time, wish I would have...


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Postby the_duckinator » Sun Jan 30, 2005 9:28 am

GHG hotbuy mallards, $25 a dozen, after last season there wasn't a chip of paint missing. They look good too.
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Postby fabes468 » Wed Feb 02, 2005 3:57 pm

yea i was wondering if the size of the decoys matters....like if the magnum work better than the standard kind
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Postby mallardhunter » Wed Feb 02, 2005 4:06 pm

I like to use standards
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Postby donell67 » Wed Feb 02, 2005 5:30 pm

i was skeptical about using supermags. tell i started using them. they are alot more visible and they look fine with standards or magnums.
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Postby duckbuster » Wed Feb 02, 2005 5:35 pm

buy the GHG hot buys wish i would have.. never make that mistake again
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