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Goose Heads

Postby tealtime » Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:56 pm

Requesting some input from anyone in the know. Bought a dozen used shells off a guy last spring, good price. Heads have shiny black paint. My very limited research on the topic gave me conflicting reports as to wether this is a very bad thing or not. At first look, seems having any reflection on the heads is bad. Should I repaint with a flat black paint.? To be honest, haven't hunted/killed too many geese in fields so asking for some help. Thanks for any input.
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Re: Goose Heads

Postby okduckdude » Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:18 am

Shine in the field is never a "good" thing. If you look at geese heads from a distance you will see some translucent shine, but that is a different kind of shine. Its like a shine off of a mallards head, if you were to put a decoy and a mallard together you would see what I'm talking about. The thing I would worry about more is glare. Glare is something that the bird's heads do not put off, otherwise there would be shiny specks in fields and on water.

However, to answer your question, flat black should work just fine. Although, if your going to do that I would get a flocking kit and flock some of the heads. My water spread is all flat black heads, but my field spread is all flocked heads.

Some will argue that flocking doesn't matter, but when the odds are against you, I would rather have more realistic decoys on my side. I have heard in the old days people would use old tires and stumps for decoys, boy, have we come a long way since those days. :lol3: :lol3:
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Re: Goose Heads

Postby Nerdwick » Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:34 am

I bought some decoys last year and flocked them myself....super easy and it dont take long either.

I might have some left here at the house so you can start on them now and have them ready for the weekend.

Make sure and wear a mask and dont skip the spray adhesion step....it helps a ton.

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Re: Goose Heads

Postby Duck Whisperer » Wed Sep 11, 2013 12:37 pm

okduckdude wrote:I have heard in the old days people would use old tires .............. :lol3: :lol3:


You just aged me years beyond what I want to be. Killed MANY a goose over tire and silo rigs.

in the old days....jeesh...you whippersnappers :wink:
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Re: Goose Heads

Postby Specklebelly » Wed Sep 11, 2013 4:52 pm

Some of our first goose decoys were home made from Tulsa Tribune printer plates. They gave them to us for free and were made from a hard plastic type substance. We cut them into our own patterns and they were sure ugly and they worked. My point, don't get too worried about decoy glare. The birds have brains at the most the size of a walnut.
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Re: Goose Heads

Postby tealtime » Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:27 pm

Thanks for the input/advice, I appreciate it.
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