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duck silos

Postby REM1100 » Mon Sep 20, 2010 12:07 am

Has anybody used duck silos in the field..how many silos
on the X in Saskatchewan
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Re: duck silos

Postby Spunky » Tue Sep 21, 2010 5:55 pm

don't you know you have to have 5 or 6,000 dollars worth of decoys :wink: . Birds don't decoy to silos. I only use about a dozen and a half that I made up myself but we don't get large flocks of ducks, mostly small 5-10 birds in each flock. I would say match the size of the flocks that your are hunting and than just about double it. I wouldn't use more than 3 or 4 dozen. i read a post somewhere where a hunter drilled a small hole in the bottom of the head of some floaters, inserting a small dowl to keep the decoy up right, used them for field hunting and used them on the water, didn't leak. I just can't justify spending big bucks for shells when silos will do the same thing.

Very easy to make a pattern. Get a small lamp with a large wattage bulb. Place a sheet of large paper against the wall. Place a decoy between the light and paper and adjust the light , closer or farther away, until you get the size you want and trace it. Transfer it to the material that your going to use and go at it.
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Re: duck silos

Postby REM1100 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:35 pm

Thanks spunky I only have material to make 4 flyer silos and use them with my wind mojos
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Re: duck silos

Postby big37dog » Sat Nov 06, 2010 10:16 am

a dozen or a dozen and a half silos with a mojo should be all you will need. I have had good luck putting silos around and close to mojo. Almost like a figure 8 with mojo set up in narrow part
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