Blue Bill Decs.. Will these work?

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Blue Bill Decs.. Will these work?

Postby jstewart_1981 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 7:49 am

I am not a diver hunter but am going on a diver hunt 3 weeks in Arkansas. Will these suffice for blue bills or do I need to make changes? Also... They shoot some Cans/buffies there do I need different decoys or will they fall into these too?

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Blue Bill Decs.. Will these work?

Postby Nelliboy2 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:27 am

Yes, bills will commit to those without a problem. Buffies are a little racist not as bad as goldeneyes but close. I'd make like 3 buffies, put them in their own pod and every buffie that comes close will lite right next to them. Atleast they do where I hunt.


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Re: Blue Bill Decs.. Will these work?

Postby jstewart_1981 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:43 am

10-4 on that. Ill paint me up a few buffies too.
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Re: Blue Bill Decs.. Will these work?

Postby ScaupHunter » Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:34 am

Tone down the blue on those bills! Get a dark grey acrylic paint from Wally World ( 98 cents ) put just a tiny bit on your brush tip. Rub most of it off the tips on some paper by swashing it back and forth then overcoat the bright blue with the grey. Look at pictures online and you will see the color you want to try and simulate. Otherwise, great job.
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Re: Blue Bill Decs.. Will these work?

Postby jstewart_1981 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:47 am

The blue isn't really as Blue as it looks but I will tone down. I was already thinking that. Preciate it.
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Re: Blue Bill Decs.. Will these work?

Postby beastmode » Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:52 am

The blue does seem a little overwhelming. If it isn't a bright as it looks you should be fine. Great looking deeks though.

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Re: Blue Bill Decs.. Will these work?

Postby BigBlondeBirdDog » Mon Dec 16, 2013 12:02 pm

decent ... Just take a can of black black and dust the bills brother, ... you'd be good to go
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Re: Blue Bill Decs.. Will these work?

Postby hydrilla » Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:19 am

I've killed divers over clorox bottles, those will be fine. If you hunting catfish ponds, I would get a shoveler decoy before I worried about a bufflehead.
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Re: Blue Bill Decs.. Will these work?

Postby JuniorPre 360 » Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:56 am

jstewart_1981 wrote:10-4 on that. Ill paint me up a few buffies too.

These deeks will work. Buffies are a great idea. Do you have any canvasbacks in your area? They decoy easily and they are not hard to paint at all.
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Re: Blue Bill Decs.. Will these work?

Postby jstewart_1981 » Thu Dec 26, 2013 2:45 pm

I have shovelers, blue bills and buffie decs Im gonna use. They kill cans but I have no decoys for them. We will see how it goes.
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Re: Blue Bill Decs.. Will these work?

Postby UpSouth811 » Thu Dec 26, 2013 6:30 pm

Hit that blue with a dust of black spray paint
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Re: Blue Bill Decs.. Will these work?

Postby jstewart_1981 » Thu Dec 26, 2013 7:13 pm

All the bills are redone to the appropriate color. Sacked up ready to kill.
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Re: Blue Bill Decs.. Will these work?

Postby garlicsalt » Sat Jan 04, 2014 8:35 pm

hey 1981, did you get to use your bbill deeks yet? how'd it go? kill sum ducks?
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Re: Blue Bill Decs.. Will these work?

Postby jstewart_1981 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:38 pm

Man I'm headed out Saturday for AR to hunt some fish ponds with a buddy. Was supposed to leave tomorrow but it is froze solid. We have decided to hold off a few days and hit the road Saturday. Ill give a murder update next week on how the home jobs did fir me.
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Re: Blue Bill Decs.. Will these work?

Postby jstewart_1981 » Sun Jan 19, 2014 4:58 pm

Update on them there decoys. Just came back today from Arkansas. Shot teal, ruddies, hoodies, first ever bluebills, my first (6) buffleheads and my buddy and I both shot out first canvasbacs. Bird man studios here I come
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Re: Blue Bill Decs.. Will these work?

Postby aunt betty » Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:43 pm

I did the same to a bunch of old flambeau hens. :cool:
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