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shoveler decoys?

Postby puddlerjumper » Thu Jul 01, 2004 4:39 pm

any body own anyof these new shoveler decoys from greenhead gear? they look pretty nice to me, call me stupid, but are shovelers divers or puddlers, i havent looked at my identification book ina long long time, would they be good to have in a spread or are they even necessary
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Postby h2ofwlr » Thu Jul 01, 2004 5:47 pm

The Smiling Mallard is definately a puddle duck

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Postby puddlerjumper » Thu Jul 01, 2004 6:00 pm

i figured it would be a puddler becauseit had the shovel looking bill for foraging through foliage, i wasnt sure though :withstupid:
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Postby Mallyard » Fri Jul 02, 2004 12:05 am

Next year i'll have a half doz of those Greenhead gear Shovlers added to my spread... They do look awsome, except the drake seems to look like e could bite your head off at any minuite.... O well I don't think the ducks will mind.


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Re: shoveler decoys?

Postby Everett09 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:42 pm

I bought a half dozen this year and probably doubled the amount of birds that decoyed into my spread. The silhouette of the decoy from far away looks amazingly realistic. The colors on the drake are bright and brought ducks in from far away. Shovelers with a couple teal on a jerk and a pintail in the mix is a deadly combination. We shot three limits using this combinations and all were ducks that decoyed. I'm also considering painting my mojo with shoveler colors. If u mainly have shovelers in the area it's a must have.
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Re: shoveler decoys?

Postby rebelp74 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:00 am

I have 2the dozen tanglefree shovelers, good looking decoy. Make sure you clear coat them, wether you go ghg or tanglefree, if you are going to be rough on them.
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Re: shoveler decoys?

Postby RVAhunter » Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:18 pm

I have a half dozen in my spread. they work great the GHG ones have a white chest and it really pops out in my spread. They make your spread very visable from a long distance
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Re: shoveler decoys?

Postby mudpack » Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:42 am

I bought half a dozen GHG eight years ago. I seldom use them.
Shovelers decoy to anything. If I want white in the spread, I put out pintails.
(by the time the shoveler drakes are in full breeding plumage...like the decoys are...they have long since left my state)
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Are shovelers good to have in the spread? I'd say "no", but they aren't necessarily bad, either.
Are they necessary? Hardly.

If you live in Louisiana, where you have a chance at shovelers in full plumage, they might work better than they do north of the Gulf coast.
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Re: shoveler decoys?

Postby Specklebelly » Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:34 pm

Don't take this the wrong way, but do you guys really target Shovelers?

If so, please share the reason.
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Re: shoveler decoys?

Postby pork4life » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:43 pm

I put them out in a ratio of the kind of birds I shoot so if I normally shoot 5 spoonies and 2 teal, I would put out more spoonies than teal and maybe, maybe a pin or too

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Re: shoveler decoys?

Postby Geauxtigers1421 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:48 pm

Just curious as to how y'all found a thread that is 9 years old... Haha
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Re: shoveler decoys?

Postby Specklebelly » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:36 am

Geauxtigers1421 wrote:Just curious as to how y'all found a thread that is 9 years old... Haha

Wow, I never even noticed that. Pretty wild.
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Re: shoveler decoys?

Postby 2500hdon37s » Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:26 pm

Geauxtigers1421 wrote:Just curious as to how y'all found a thread that is 9 years old... Haha

It's called using the search function. I honestly would rather see a few old threads brought up by newbies rather than them make a new thread and post it in the wrong section.
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