Using lesser decoys for large geese

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Using lesser decoys for large geese

Postby marsh_man » Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:47 am

Does it matter? Where I hunt we have very few lesser's in our area but to save money I was looking at adding a few dozen lesser decoys to our spread this year. Any opinions on this? Just looking to add more decoys to the spread and also save a little money on fullbodies.
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Re: Using lesser decoys for large geese

Postby JuniorPre 360 » Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:51 am

Does not matter. What matters is calling, location, and concealment. If my grandpa can land a flock of geese with painted tires for decoys, lessers will work for greaters.
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Re: Using lesser decoys for large geese

Postby Cupped-n-Committed » Mon Aug 11, 2014 1:31 pm

We hunt residents only and they will land with little decoys. They land with those 2D decoys too, can you believe it? :yes:
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Re: Using lesser decoys for large geese

Postby dakotashooter2 » Mon Aug 11, 2014 4:52 pm

In the fall you will find birds of all sizes in a flock. Adding lesser to your existing decoys will just look like juvies amongst the flock.
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Re: Using lesser decoys for large geese

Postby marsh_man » Mon Aug 11, 2014 8:12 pm

Hey guys thanks for all of the responses. I didn't really think it would matter but just wanted some input. Can anyone tell me how much smaller a lesser decoy is compared to a greater decoy? Just curious to find out.
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Re: Using lesser decoys for large geese

Postby QuackWhacker65 » Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:03 pm

marsh_man wrote:Hey guys thanks for all of the responses. I didn't really think it would matter but just wanted some input. Can anyone tell me how much smaller a lesser decoy is compared to a greater decoy? Just curious to find out.

It kind of varies from brand to brand
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Re: Using lesser decoys for large geese

Postby marsh_man » Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:31 am

I was kinda looking at Tim Newbolds decoys...any experience with them? They seem decently priced. Or I was looking at Tanglefree lesser decoys as well...
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Re: Using lesser decoys for large geese

Postby mnwaterfowler98 » Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:39 pm

Tangle free are not that small, the Tim Newbolds however are not much bigger than their oversized mallards but look frickin sweet. On sale online at Rogers right now

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Re: Using lesser decoys for large geese

Postby gooshnr » Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:35 pm

The flocked Newbold lessers are a very nice looking decoy but they are much smaller than the original GHG lessers. The only reason I haven't sold all my original lessers and gone with the Newbolds is because they are so small. I have several places I hunt where they would hardly be visible in the stubble.
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Re: Using lesser decoys for large geese

Postby mojo coot » Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:16 pm

Im thinking of getting rid of all my bigfoot originals and going all lessers we havehardly any lessers here in utah
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Re: Using lesser decoys for large geese

Postby UpstateHonker11 » Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:55 pm

Hunt giants with lessers all the time and shoot limits.
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Re: Using lesser decoys for large geese

Postby blackrock » Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:30 pm

I see no advantage to small decoys unless you have to pack them on your back a long ways. Water or land, bigger decoys=more visible.
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