Flying goose decoy any good?

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Flying goose decoy any good?

Postby Outta shells » Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:20 am

Bought a bunch of decoys yesterday and got some carry lite full body flying decoys. Has anybody used these? I'm skeptical.
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Re: Flying goose decoy any good?

Postby Rick Hall » Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:55 am

I've had them, and it's a shame you didn't ask before buying. Am surprised they even still make them and might have saved you some money. I suppose Canadas might be dumb enough to buy in, but specks pushed off them.
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Re: Flying goose decoy any good?

Postby Outta shells » Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:04 pm

It was a package deal so I'm not really out anything. Got 8 dozen G&H shells, 44 foam floaters, 1 dozen ducks and 4 of these flyers for $125. I'm still pretty happy. Thanks for the info! Anyone else have EM work on Canadas?
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Re: Flying goose decoy any good?

Postby dsm16428 » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:54 pm

No...NO. I've tried them and the old sock style flyers that you mounted to poles. Every single time I put them out they flared the bejesus out of geese. Took em down and birds started to finish.
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Re: Flying goose decoy any good?

Postby Black Smoke » Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:56 am

I think it depends on the day just like a mojo. I have only used them twice because they were my buddy's and he had the sock style old school and imo look horrible but we had two out and they were like magnets I swear I never thought it would have worked but haven't ever used one since. I'd give it a try and if the first group doesnt like it take it down asap.
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Re: Flying goose decoy any good?

Postby i_willie12 » Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:10 am

Gadgets dont work for big geese!!!!! have good decoys, good hide, good field....
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Re: Flying goose decoy any good?

Postby Black Smoke » Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:03 am

^^^ agree
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Re: Flying goose decoy any good?

Postby mayhem96 » Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:10 am

I have used them...they don't work. I have not had geese flare off of them but they did absolutely nothing.
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Re: Flying goose decoy any good?

Postby Outta shells » Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:39 pm

Thanks guys. I'm always a little skeptical about stuff like this. I was going to bring them along, kill a few birds, then put them out and see if anything changes. I know I can finish birds without them... I've seen me do it. Looks like these might be going back on Craigslist.
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Re: Flying goose decoy any good?

Postby barrykeicks » Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:32 pm

I remember rockin those back in the early 80's. They were a nice complimant to our Carry-Lite full bodies. :lol3: we still shot birds over them though.
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Re: Flying goose decoy any good?

Postby bobalong » Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:33 pm

I have used them up here, I am not really sure if they actually attracted the birds, or they came to the other dekes, but the birds definitely come into the setup. This was our setup for the first hunt of the year, a couple of years back.
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This was one of our better "first hunts" of the year, in the past 5 or so.
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