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wind ducks?

Postby duckjumper » Thu Jul 20, 2006 4:31 pm

While I am reasonably sure you can't use roboducks until Dec. 1 in California, can you use the wind-powered decoys? I just got one and was wondering...
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Postby speczilla » Thu Jul 20, 2006 6:20 pm

Yes - you can use em all season long - at least in prior years you could. Who knows what this year will bring...
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Postby Los Banos » Thu Jul 20, 2006 7:41 pm

is there a limit to how many you can use at a time
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Postby speczilla » Thu Jul 20, 2006 10:08 pm

Not to my knwledge... but your neighbors might think otherwise...
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Postby duckjumper » Fri Jul 21, 2006 10:57 am

could you imagine? 100 wind ducks twirling in the breeze! It'd look like the Altamont Wind Farm in miniature...
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Postby slowshooter » Mon Jul 24, 2006 1:07 am

just for fun you could have one that has fallen over and pinned a lego cow to the ground... :laughing:
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Postby Roy » Mon Jul 24, 2006 1:34 pm

I've found they work GREAT in the early season or with new birds. once they've been in the valley awhile, I think they actually hurt.
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Postby Duckbud » Mon Jul 24, 2006 2:04 pm

I used two of them all season long and seemed to have pretty good results.
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Postby PinTeal » Tue Jul 25, 2006 3:08 pm

When I hunted with Dan, #1Wing Nut, he had a few of them. I do not think they hurt anything at all with the Sprig (I think that is all he planted the days I hunted with him), but the specks did not like them too well.

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I just realized what a tard I was....my post was so oblivious to the question....oops...it's duck fever getting to me!
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Postby spraynpray » Tue Jul 25, 2006 8:05 pm

I had a lot of luck with them early in the season, but I do think the birds start to get wise to them as the seoson goes on.
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Postby BrokenWing » Wed Jul 26, 2006 12:09 am

Later in the season pull them out and go back to old fashion duck hunting. Yes the do flare the geese, I have seen (9) wind ducks per one blind and I pulled almost every bird from that blind while not using one, we shot two limits and did not tell the guy until he got back to the parking lot. :laughing:
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Postby Mattquack » Thu Jul 27, 2006 6:39 pm

I bought one before last season and didn't notice much of a difference. The only time I did was when it was raining pretty hard. I would usually start the morning without it set up (no wind anyway). Then I'd put it out a little later.

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Re: wind ducks?

Postby DuckFan » Sat Jul 29, 2006 10:24 am

duckjumper wrote:While I am reasonably sure you can't use roboducks until Dec. 1 in California, can you use the wind-powered decoys? I just got one and was wondering...



As others have said, although the regs are not set yet for this season (DFG meeting August 25th in Santa Barbara will provide those answers) - the regs on spinning wing dekes in the past several years did allow wind powered spinning wing decoys all year...and motorized as of Dec 1st.

As far as do they work well and when - that will vary with the area and birds you are hunting. I know users of the various spinners that have had good luck through out the season...and others that have found their usefulness subside as the season wears on.

As far as using them for geese - I'd stick with flags ad good Full Body dekes and calling. Spinners don’t seem to help the guys I know that hunt geese hard. They don't use them on geese.
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