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beginning goose decoy setup

Postby sdduck » Wed Mar 12, 2014 3:23 pm

Just wondering what would be a good setup for geese want to get into it, should I buy fb shells or what else would bea good decoy to start building a spread with
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Re: beginning goose decoy setup

Postby Honk-n-quack » Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:32 pm

Where are you hunting? Fields or water? What kind of fields? Where do you hunt? Help us out a little more.
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Re: beginning goose decoy setup

Postby sdduck » Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:19 pm

South dakota, field and corn and wheat
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Re: beginning goose decoy setup

Postby clymerfowler » Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:21 am

Get a few dozen silhouettes, and maybe a dozen or two deadly decoys canadas and a lay out blind to start with and test the waters.
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Re: beginning goose decoy setup

Postby cuppedandkilled » Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:17 pm

Yup, buy a few dozen silhouettes, and few dozen shells and you'll be in business. I've killed lots-o-honkers over a shell/sillo set up.
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Re: beginning goose decoy setup

Postby 2500hdon37s » Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:07 pm

Doz full bodies, doz shells, few doz rags.

Had AWESOME luck running 2doz full bodies and 2-3doz shells last season.
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Re: beginning goose decoy setup

Postby DuckinFool » Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:34 pm

Craigslist is a good place to start. Avoid Ebay unless you are wanting to get bent over on shipping charges.
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Re: beginning goose decoy setup

Postby xtrema13 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:59 pm

Basically everyone is looking to bend you over when selling decoys used. Gotta just work em down a little.


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Re: beginning goose decoy setup

Postby Huntfish12 » Mon Apr 14, 2014 3:15 am

shells and silos. FB are not a necessity. If buying new, my rule of thumb was not to spend over 20 each on a FB and not to spend over 10 each on shells. Its tough to do, but those kida deels can be had. Used, I like to be around 15 each for a FB depending on condition, and shells is kinda up in the air. Got all my stuff off craigslist and ebay. some new, most used.
If I had it to do all over again, I would go with more silos and add FB's in latter. V boards are a great way to add bulk and visability to your spread and still keep the transport-ability.....is that a word....fairly simple.
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Re: beginning goose decoy setup

Postby Webfootslayer » Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:51 pm

I started out with silo's and added to them as I went now I run 10 doz silos in the early season and switch up to other deks later in the season. Buy what you can afford and dont be afraid to do some painting in the off season or make your own decoys either. i took worn out silos and painted them all black and white and they really stand out in harvested wheat.Be patient and look for sales from various outdoor suppliers.
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Re: beginning goose decoy setup

Postby duckspeaker1 » Tue Jul 08, 2014 3:04 pm

get some sticks, black garbage bags, and white primer spray paint.......make some socks and kites and have fun for cheap. got me numerous birds and for dirt cheap. why spend a lot when next to nothing works too?! good luck
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Re: beginning goose decoy setup

Postby noweil » Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:21 pm

You can build your own silhouettes just search the site for posts. I think it was B Gibson on this site had 3D silhouettes he made that were pretty unique. Go to the Do it yourself forum on this site and look up the Tar paper Silhouettes. They are tar paper duck shells. Make some bigger ones for geese.
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Re: beginning goose decoy setup

Postby Nelliboy2 » Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:08 am

You can buy a dozen mag lies (real geese) from ohio waterfowler for 115 shipped. Pro serious 2 are 145 shipped. Lowest I have seen.

I like silos a lot.
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