GHG vs. Bigfeet

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GHG vs. Bigfeet

Postby mallardhunter » Sun Dec 12, 2004 5:55 pm

Which would you rather have some durable bigfeet full body decoys that cost a little bit more or would you rather have some green head gear that I think look a little better and are a little bit cheaper, but have a confusing foot base. I would prefer bigfeet because the feet isn't confusing. What would be your choice?
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Postby Drew Willemsen » Mon Dec 13, 2004 1:23 am

I would go with a little of both, I really like the durability of BF and the look of the avery, plus the motion stakes are nice on the Avery's :salude:
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Postby ks_waterfowler » Mon Dec 13, 2004 9:25 am

Foots are about the only decoy I can think of that you can have a punting contest when things are slow, and still shoot geese over them. We flocked the heads on our bigfoots, and they look awesome.
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Postby 98ramtough » Mon Dec 13, 2004 10:01 am

yeah what ks said... I can remember in highschool before any of us had any money we would strap about 5 dozen foots on a big sled and pull them out to the field behind our quads. We would go like 30mph and the sled would flip over and we would just keep going, they are super tough. You can pile them in the back of your truck all year long and they still look great..

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On the floaters I do not like removable head, when I cary them in the decoy bag they get too abused, so I got cheaper one peice models.
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Postby Grounder » Mon Dec 13, 2004 11:43 am

Talk about durability during the middle of this season we hunted a chiseled corn field and we had our trucks and dekes unloaded and i ran over a sentry bigfoot when I back up to go park. When I picked it up it was compleatly flat but i worked back into shape and it looks perfect. Besides it was dirty and the foot was cracked noyhing was wrong. I just set it up inour spread. Now thats a decoy thats woth it's money. I wounder what a GHG would look like after that.
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Postby Tarponman » Mon Dec 13, 2004 4:42 pm

I say both. But if you need durabilty you should go with the BF. GHG clearly states that the flocked heads are not as durable and they need to be treated with special care. They look awesome but if you can't or don't have the means to treat some of your deks with more care than BF require you should not get the ghg. the flocked heads look great but they need to be treated different than a normal decoy head
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Postby KpHonknImRloadn » Tue Dec 14, 2004 8:56 pm

I use mainly big foots, they are durable even though they are a little bit more expensive. but there is no doubt that the avery's look really good. the downfall is you cant throw around the avery's like you can the big foots. A few weeks ago i had a chance to sit stand by to hunt with Fred Zink, and Fred had a whole trailer full of the fully flocked avery's and they looked awesome but he had to have them stacked on shelves where as we just pile our big foots into the trailers
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Postby waterfowler » Thu Dec 23, 2004 11:48 am

I love my bigfoots. When done hunting I can pick them up and stack them in trailer. With bigfoots you don't have to worry about loose parts or scratching the paint. I owned some of the 2004 Avery fullbodies and always had to tighten nuts on the foot bases and watch out for scratching. Sold every one of the Avery decoys and purchased more Bigfoots.

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Postby remslider » Tue Dec 28, 2004 8:33 pm

i have some of the GHGs and really like them. The one thing I don't like are the foot bases. They say to match A body with A base or B body with B base but mine do not have any lettering on the foot bases. If it is cold you are really in for a fight to get them together. I would just leave them together but they are really hard to carry in on some of the long walks.
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