Mallyard wrote:I plan on burlaping the bird, from what I've been told for a gunning decoy burlaped foam is the way to go. Thoughts?.
If I am going to put hours of labor into a decoy, I want it to be worth something to my grandkids. A wooden decoy will always be worth more than a plastic foam decoy....to me, to my hunting partners, to my descendants.
A wooden decoy can be more durable, will look better, and can be repaired more easily than a styrofoam decoy.
There is just something magical about a hollow, wooden decoy.
Granted, a wooden decoy has it's downsides: they can check, they can get waterlogged, and they are heavier than foam. I'd recommend doing half a dozen of each and seeing which ones work best for you.