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Dakota extreme mallards

Postby brokerbyduck » Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:32 pm

Anybody else running these dekes?

I've got two dozen that I really like but the tangle free slotted bags I got for them are pretty tight.

I need a bag with a zippered top to keep them stable while they are piled on top of a sneak boat. Can anybody recommend a bag that they fit in well?
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Re: Dakota extreme mallards

Postby Erie » Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:44 pm

The Avery deluxe has been very good for mine, so much in fact with that zippered top that I forget I have them and they rarely got used. Drakedrayage ever gets back from touring Africa with Obama he could come over and pick them up.
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Re: Dakota extreme mallards

Postby Drake Drayage » Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:53 pm

Erie wrote:The Avery deluxe has been very good for mine, so much in fact with that zippered top that I forget I have them and they rarely got used. Drakedrayage ever gets back from touring Africa with Obama he could come over and pick them up.


:mad: :mad: :mad: ***!.. I thought Shade bought up the lot!?! :huh: I'm back...

btw, Obama says he wants his Cheeseburger back. :lol3:
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Re: Dakota extreme mallards

Postby brokerbyduck » Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:15 am

Congrats Ben, it can be tough to draw Drake drayage out from behind his slide rule. :biggrin:
I'll check out the deluxe. My tanglfrees are great but just a little too snug for the Dakotas.
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Re: Dakota extreme mallards

Postby Shade » Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:21 am

Shade only bought 1 dozen... The rest are yours.
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Re: Dakota extreme mallards

Postby BigBlondeBirdDog » Wed Jul 17, 2013 5:00 am

Sorry, alittle late in the game on the conversation ... we are talking the floaters, right?
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Re: Dakota extreme mallards

Postby brokerbyduck » Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:03 am

Yeah, the floaters. They fit tightly in the tangle free bags but you've got to arrange them the right way or they won't all fit correctly. With all the sand here, I think an upgrade to a bag with larger slots is in order to protect the paint. These Dakotas aren't cheap, even on sale the cheapest I've found them is around $130.00 a dozen.

This is what I'm using now: http://www.tanglefree.com/products/bags-and-cases/decoy-bags/deluxe-12-slot-zipper-top-duck-decoy-bag

I picked them up at sportsman's warehouse for $44.00 a piece. Sportco has them for $79.00 I think.

They are great bags, If they fit the Dakotas better, I would have bought more. I will use these bags for some of my nicer diver dekes that currently get abused in a couple big floating bags with no slots.
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Re: Dakota extreme mallards

Postby Erie » Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:36 pm

Drake Drayage wrote:
Erie wrote:The Avery deluxe has been very good for mine, so much in fact with that zippered top that I forget I have them and they rarely got used. Drakedrayage ever gets back from touring Africa with Obama he could come over and pick them up.


:mad: :mad: :mad: ***!.. I thought Shade bought up the lot!?! :huh: I'm back...

btw, Obama says he wants his Cheeseburger back. :lol3:


So does that mean you want the other two dozen.
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Re: Dakota extreme mallards

Postby wanapasaki » Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:40 pm

I like the avery slotted bags too. I have some tanglefree magnum pins, and they have enough room to slip some teal in there with them
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Re: Dakota extreme mallards

Postby Erie » Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:45 pm

If DrakeDrayage doesn't want the other two dozen Dakota mallards I have they will be in the classifieds for $95/dozen. Sorry for the SPAM
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Re: Dakota extreme mallards

Postby brokerbyduck » Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:18 pm

Spam accepted, I'll take them. Drake Drayage will need to run an algorithm to determine if they offer maximum efficiency vs time in the field. It may be 2 years before he's done crunching the numbers.

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Re: Dakota extreme mallards

Postby Erie » Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:18 pm

Hahaha we've had one guy back out and then come back in 3 times now.
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Re: Dakota extreme mallards

Postby brokerbyduck » Sun Jul 21, 2013 1:20 am

I'll be over on the coast Monday or Tuesday this week. Let me know about those dekes!
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Re: Dakota extreme mallards

Postby Erie » Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:06 pm

He says he wants them but if your coming over maybe I could borrow the DC book you just finished?
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Re: Dakota extreme mallards

Postby brokerbyduck » Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:39 am

Erie wrote:He says he wants them but if your coming over maybe I could borrow the DC book you just finished?

I suppose I don't really need more mallards anyways. I'm pretty sure I do NEED a dozen of their new pintails though. :thumbsup:
I borrowed the book from john, he is supposed to be shooting on Tuesdays, I'm sure he'd loan it to you too.
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Re: Dakota extreme mallards

Postby Erie » Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:28 pm

The pintails really? Man those things were a huge disappointment for me. The hens look as good as they get but the drakes look nothing like the original carving and more like a small snow goose as white as they are. That's just my opinion, HOWEVER I bet they can take a beating that's for sure. My mallards got rode hard and they still look great aside from the flocking on some of the heads but I'd rather replace a few heads a year than dozen of decoys.
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Re: Dakota extreme mallards

Postby brokerbyduck » Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:52 am

Depends on how they look in person, they look white in some of the pics but others look right. If the drakes are close and the price drops $50. I'm a buyer. If not, I could always use more geese.
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Re: Dakota extreme mallards

Postby Drake Drayage » Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:34 pm

wow... I feel like I miss decisions in my own life when I'm not logging into DHC. The dekes are mine broker!!! That is, until Shade says he wants them again - then not - then yes -then... :fingerhead: But seriously, I need those mallard dekes - if nothing else, I'm shooting a triple of the flocked head and punching one of them in the jaw this year!
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Re: Dakota extreme mallards

Postby Shade » Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:23 am

Seriously? From the get go..... "I'll take a dozen, DrakeDrayage can have the rest."

I have that monster mass text conversation as proof..... (But mostly it is just funny as heII to re-read the whole thing)
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Re: Dakota extreme mallards

Postby BigBlondeBirdDog » Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:58 am

I'd take'em off your hands, but already have 4 dzn of the Dakota Floaters ... and I just bought Shades Red's, so I'm pretty stocked for season!
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Re: Dakota extreme mallards

Postby Erie » Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:39 pm

Drake Drayage wrote:wow... I feel like I miss decisions in my own life when I'm not logging into DHC. The dekes are mine broker!!! That is, until Shade says he wants them again - then not - then yes -then... :fingerhead: But seriously, I need those mallard dekes - if nothing else, I'm shooting a triple of the flocked head and punching one of them in the jaw this year!



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Re: Dakota extreme mallards

Postby Shade » Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:52 pm

BigBlondeBirdDog wrote:I'd take'em off your hands, but already have 4 dzn of the Dakota Floaters ... and I just bought Shades Red's, so I'm pretty stocked for season!


1/2 of Shades Reds..... I kept the Flocked Dozen :yes:
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Re: Dakota extreme mallards

Postby brokerbyduck » Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:58 pm

Drake Drayage wrote:wow... I feel like I miss decisions in my own life when I'm not logging into DHC. The dekes are mine broker!!! That is, until Shade says he wants them again - then not - then yes -then... :fingerhead: But seriously, I need those mallard dekes - if nothing else, I'm shooting a triple of the flocked head and punching one of them in the jaw this year!

Sorry, I didn't know you were planning on hunting drake mallards this year. :hammer:
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Re: Dakota extreme mallards

Postby Drake Drayage » Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:25 pm

brokerbyduck wrote:
Drake Drayage wrote:wow... I feel like I miss decisions in my own life when I'm not logging into DHC. The dekes are mine broker!!! That is, until Shade says he wants them again - then not - then yes -then... :fingerhead: But seriously, I need those mallard dekes - if nothing else, I'm shooting a triple of the flocked head and punching one of them in the jaw this year!

Sorry, I didn't know you were planning on hunting drake mallards this year. :hammer:


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Re: Dakota extreme mallards

Postby brokerbyduck » Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:06 am

I'm sure your streak will end this year, one way or the other. :thumbsup:
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