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Goose decoys

Postby Duck_Dude » Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:25 pm

I'm looking to get some goose decoys, but I don't know if I should go with shells and full bodies, or with floaters, Or a mixture of all 3? What decoy brands do you recommend?


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Re: Goose decoys

Postby rebelmdb69 » Sun Jan 19, 2014 3:48 pm

Personally I favor full bodies for fields. I run final approach and big foot but am fixing to buy some higdons
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Re: Goose decoys

Postby JDog » Sun Jan 19, 2014 6:09 pm

Give us some more details. Are you hunting fields or water primarily? Are you wanting to target geese specifically or just add some dekes on a duck hunt? Little geese or big honkers?
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Re: Goose decoys

Postby garmater » Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:56 pm

Full bodies. Dakota only decoys you will ever need.
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Re: Goose decoys

Postby sooner737 » Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:52 pm

garmater wrote:Full bodies. Dakota only decoys you will ever need.

Word.....I'll throw in bigfoot though. You can't go wrong with either. I've best the crap out of my bigfoots this year and they smile at me. Please just stay away from avian x
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Re: Goose decoys

Postby Shrek » Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:00 pm

Real geese. 'Nuff said.
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Re: Goose decoys

Postby Duck_Dude » Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:57 pm

JDog wrote:Give us some more details. Are you hunting fields or water primarily? Are you wanting to target geese specifically or just add some dekes on a duck hunt? Little geese or big honkers?


Mainly over water, but usually with enough shoreline room for shells. I'd like to add them as a good confidence decoy/marker decoy for duck hunting, but I would like the versatility of being able to target just geese as well. And definitely big honkers


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Goose decoys

Postby fishfurlife » Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:38 am

If you are hunting mainly water then buy some floaters and shells. Don't pump money into full bodies as I feel they would be good to use but not very necessary. The Bigfoot sleeper shells would probably be a great addition. One piece and durable.

Shells are shells for the most part otherwise.
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Re: Goose decoys

Postby okduckhntr » Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:52 pm

My two cents.....

I use REAL GEESE for field hunting and occasionally shallow water. We have hauled 14+ dozen, a cart, and two layout blinds in a Chevy Cobalt (my Son's) for fuel economy. THEY WORK! And on more than one occasion, we drew birds away from an 8dz. Full body spread.

For water & shoreline hunts, we use 16-30 floaters with one or two dz. Full bodys.

On some rare occasions, we have used4 dz. Shells mixed with the silos.

If I were to choose only one kind, it would be Real Geese silos
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Re: Goose decoys

Postby JDog » Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:03 pm

I would suggest having about 7 or 8 floaters to add to the end of your spread and then 12-18 shells or full bodies to add on the shoreline. Make it fairly feeder heavy to simulate birds that landed in the water and then walked up onto the shore to feed. It definitely works.
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