What kind of decoys to get?

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What kind of decoys to get?

Postby thaner » Tue Feb 15, 2005 6:33 pm

I used to hunt with a couple of guys and we all had decoys and mixed them in and had a good amount. Now I don’t hunt with them anymore, more due to schedules and some moving away. Now I have a new hunting partners that wants to get into goose hunting and I need to get more decoys. I don’t have a ton of $ to spend, but can probably spend maybe $300.00 this year.

I have 14 full bodies, standard size soft ones, not sure on the make as I got them used. I have 12 silos, the black and white kind on plastic that came out before the outlaws.

Space is a little limited; I don’t have a trailer so the dog and all the other stuff needs to fit in the pick-up. I have a couple of places where we can’t drive in the fields.

What should I get for this year? Some shells, what size? More silos? What will give me the most effective over all look? I have checked out all the other chat on mfr. for the different kinds of decoys so I am set there. I am more interested in the look and effectiveness of the over all spread.

I am thinking about making some silos like archeryrob out of that plastic cardboard using my existing ones for a template if time permits.
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Postby duckbuster » Wed Feb 16, 2005 7:40 am

:withstupid: and also get GHG fullbodies.....mix up the body styles a lil bit cuz not every goose looks the same.
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Postby bgoldhunter » Wed Feb 16, 2005 11:10 am

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Postby thaner » Thu Feb 17, 2005 6:44 pm

I was thinking silos or shells as we set-up and hunt each day and we usually don’t keep them out. Those new standard G&H shells on stakes look almost like full bodies. Does anyone have any of them? Will the stakes hold up?

Should I go quantity or quality? How about standard vs mag shells?

I think some silos give a changing look as the birds move in relations to the spread, but are they as effective as shells or full bodies? Should I have more shells and full bodies and limit the silos or are they just as effective as shells?
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Postby Cupped-n-Committed » Fri Feb 18, 2005 5:56 am

Silos and shells for effective space and cost. Put the shells on stakes to make them move in the wind and they stand out better when higher on stakes also.
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