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Duck field decoys

Postby tstueck » Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:35 pm

Is there any place I can get some mallard shells for the field? Also do you think floating decoys would work in a field?
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Re: Duck field decoys

Postby dakotashooter2 » Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:15 pm

Rogers sporting goods has GHG and FA shells.........
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Re: Duck field decoys

Postby tenfingergrip » Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:10 am

Here's an idea if you want to try it. It's something I made several years ago to be able to use my floaters for field decoys. It's simple and it works. I simply bent a heavy steel wire ( about 9 gauge, the wire that is used to hold political signs) into a stand that the keel of the floater would slide into. The double bend at the top (I used a vise with a bolt tightened in it to bend the wire around) gave a support for the decoy to rest on and the bend held the keel tight. (You can squeeze the bends tighter with your hand to adjust the tightness) I even went to the extreme and slid a couple of pieces of orange pneumatic hose, that I drilled a hole thru, up and over the wire and up to the support platform to resemble mallard legs. (The legs of the stand are vertical and the double bends are horizontal to the ground)
There are several postings on floater to field mallards on the forum, just seach for them.
Here's a couple of pics and the rest of the pictures are on photobucket:

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http://s766.beta.photobucket.com/user/tenfingergrip/library/Floater%20to%20Field%20decoy%20stands


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Re: Duck field decoys

Postby koonce727 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:40 am

You do not need field duck decoys, Use honkers and a mojo and your set.

Yes you can use floaters, they work better when there is snow so you can stuff the keel and they dont set on one side or the other. You can also look into pontoon floaters. You could use them for both dry and wet hunting.
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Re: Duck field decoys

Postby tstueck » Sat Dec 22, 2012 11:58 pm

tenfingergrip wrote:Here's an idea if you want to try it. It's something I made several years ago to be able to use my floaters for field decoys. It's simple and it works. I simply bent a heavy steel wire ( about 9 gauge, the wire that is used to hold political signs) into a stand that the keel of the floater would slide into. The double bend at the top (I used a vise with a bolt tightened in it to bend the wire around) gave a support for the decoy to rest on and the bend held the keel tight. (You can squeeze the bends tighter with your hand to adjust the tightness) I even went to the extreme and slid a couple of pieces of orange pneumatic hose, that I drilled a hole thru, up and over the wire and up to the support platform to resemble mallard legs. (The legs of the stand are vertical and the double bends are horizontal to the ground)
There are several postings on floater to field mallards on the forum, just seach for them.
Here's a couple of pics and the rest of the pictures are on photobucket:

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http://s766.beta.photobucket.com/user/tenfingergrip/library/Floater%20to%20Field%20decoy%20stands

Don't you want motion on your decoys instead of them just standing there?

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Re: Duck field decoys

Postby rebelp74 » Sun Dec 23, 2012 1:16 am

Go to rogersportinggoods.com or knutsondecoys.com
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Re: Duck field decoys

Postby tenfingergrip » Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:04 am

[quote="tstueckDon't you want motion on your decoys instead of them just standing there?

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I do. But you asked the question about using a floater for a field decoy. If you want motion, and don't mind modifying a floater, then you might want to refer to my post on a previous thread to get motion stakes for a modified floater:

http://www.duckhuntingchat.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=117951&hilit=field+decoys#p922119
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