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Moving Goose Heads?

Postby vandonsj » Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:42 am

Has anyone seen the motorized heads for goose decoys? I am considering getting a couple from http://www.movingoosedecoys.com/ but wanted to get some opinions before I do. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRXJfwM3LyQ is another video of these. I realize that the geese probably won't be able to see them from a distance, but wondered if it would help them to commit if they were close enough to see, or if it would just be a waste of money that I could be spending on more decoys. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and opinions.
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Re: Moving Goose Heads?

Postby WiHonker » Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:34 pm

Waste of money imo.
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Re: Moving Goose Heads?

Postby Rhock19 » Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:18 pm

Agreed, now if they walked thats another story...
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Re: Moving Goose Heads?

Postby Honk-n-quack » Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:21 pm

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Re: Moving Goose Heads?

Postby ILgoosehunter12 » Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:21 pm

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Re: Moving Goose Heads?

Postby dakotashooter2 » Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:22 am

Rhock19 wrote:Agreed, now if they walked thats another story...


That's easy....... mount one on a radio controlled car.........................
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Re: Moving Goose Heads?

Postby noweil » Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:00 am

If you want movement get wind socks, motion bases, a flag, or motion stakes.
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Re: Moving Goose Heads?

Postby cluckmeister » Sat Jul 26, 2014 2:01 pm

noweil wrote:If you want movement get wind socks, motion bases, a flag, or motion stakes.


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Re: Moving Goose Heads?

Postby mojo coot » Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:13 pm

Look at JTR true motion decoys they work for me
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Re: Moving Goose Heads?

Postby Chevyman87 » Wed Aug 20, 2014 3:21 pm

Rhock19 wrote:Agreed, now if they walked thats another story...


Here you go, saw these guys at the Game Fair in MN
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77uhVRPLuAs
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Re: Moving Goose Heads?

Postby Rhock19 » Wed Aug 20, 2014 6:35 pm

Thats what im talkin about right there
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Re: Moving Goose Heads?

Postby Chevyman87 » Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:41 am

They posted another one last night, looks 10x better in an actual spread!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNr9KdgKr7w
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Re: Moving Goose Heads?

Postby Rhock19 » Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:26 am

That does look good, not for my wallet tho. 140 a pop is a chunk of change. Probably wouldnt be hard to make with threaded rod and a small motor
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Re: Moving Goose Heads?

Postby Chevyman87 » Thu Aug 21, 2014 10:08 am

Eh true, no different than the guys with 5 spinning wings in their spread, depending on brand that's $500 ish worth of gear right there. The way I see it you and your buddies each buy one and you get three going in the spread for the price of one on your wallet! I might give it a go and ill try to post some vids during the season
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Re: Moving Goose Heads?

Postby vandonsj » Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:04 pm

Chevyman87 wrote: I might give it a go and ill try to post some vids during the season

Please do if you end up trying it. I would be very interested in this.
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Re: Moving Goose Heads?

Postby Honk-n-quack » Sun Aug 24, 2014 12:32 am

I'd hate to transport something like that out to where I'm hunting.
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Re: Moving Goose Heads?

Postby cluckmeister » Sun Aug 24, 2014 5:18 pm

Chances are you wont shoot any more geese than you do now, not worth 140 bucks a piece from where I sit
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Re: Moving Goose Heads?

Postby dakotashooter2 » Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:31 am

cluckmeister wrote:Chances are you wont shoot any more geese than you do now, not worth 140 bucks a piece from where I sit


Probably get just as good results just spending the money on another dozen decoys...............
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Re: Moving Goose Heads?

Postby cluckmeister » Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:13 am

dakotashooter2 wrote:
cluckmeister wrote:Chances are you wont shoot any more geese than you do now, not worth 140 bucks a piece from where I sit


Probably get just as good results just spending the money on another dozen decoys...............


Or goose magnets, Ive had great success with 6 of them in my decoy spread, the wind gives them lots of movement
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Re: Moving Goose Heads?

Postby Rick Hall » Mon Aug 25, 2014 1:47 pm

My six Goose Magnets went to the parish dump during "The Great Decoy Shed Purge of '04". Looked good me but worked like a "Stop" sign that held geese up, perhaps waiting to see what they were going to do, just as every other "flyer" that doesn't land I've tried has.

Wouldn't want to opine on either the moving heads or Fowl Trax without having gunned over them, but re: movement in general, I'm not keen on movement I can't control.
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Re: Moving Goose Heads?

Postby cluckmeister » Mon Aug 25, 2014 3:50 pm

Rick Hall wrote:My six Goose Magnets went to the parish dump during "The Great Decoy Shed Purge of '04". Looked good me but worked like a "Stop" sign that held geese up, perhaps waiting to see what they were going to do, just as every other "flyer" that doesn't land I've tried has.

Wouldn't want to opine on either the moving heads or Fowl Trax without having gunned over them, but re: movement in general, I'm not keen on movement I can't control.


Darn Rick you could of given those 6 to me. We have pretty good success with them. I really haven't experienced a flare of any type behind the 6 magnets I put out from approaching geese., and even shot my first triple on greaters this year as they floated right into the pocket behind the magnets.
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Re: Moving Goose Heads?

Postby Rick Hall » Tue Aug 26, 2014 3:42 am

Sorry, you could have had them for postage. The guy who invented them, Tim Petersen(?), told me to set them downwind, as if approaching the spread, which apparently worked for his Canadas, but our specks and blues/snows much too often held up short of them then pushed off. And though putting them well upwind of us worked out better, I never could convince myself they were worthwhile, no matter how much I wanted them to be the ticket.

Found myself wishing I still had them to give another chance when a speck specialist guide friend was swearing by his a couple or three years back, but he no longer uses them, either.
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Re: Moving Goose Heads?

Postby dakotashooter2 » Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:20 am

I have not done it yet but I have always considered drilling the stake holes completely through on a couple and inserting a stop pin on a lanyard. The idea being when the geese started to get close to pull the pins and let the goose magnets drop to the ground.
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Re: Moving Goose Heads?

Postby Rick Hall » Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:20 am

dakotashooter2 wrote:I have not done it yet but I have always considered drilling the stake holes completely through on a couple and inserting a stop pin on a lanyard. The idea being when the geese started to get close to pull the pins and let the goose magnets drop to the ground.


I like that idea. Know that kites worked very well IF I crashed them as birds approached. Trouble being that it required a full time kite operator at the head of the spread.
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Re: Moving Goose Heads?

Postby TJP » Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:25 am

an old timer gave me a few "moving heads" for my goose shells. They're pretty much just a rubber stopper, a long spring, and some fabric. Don't know if they help, but they haven't hurt any.
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