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Headless Feeders

Postby laweidauer » Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:32 pm

I was wondering if there would be any harm in using a couple decoys (G&H Magnums) that are missing the heads. There is a hole where the head is supposed to go, but I was wondering if I could use them the same way as other headless feeders on the market.

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Re: Headless Feeders

Postby hawkeye55 » Fri Oct 11, 2013 6:13 pm

Sure. I have cut the heads off of decoys to make headless feeders. Had to seal the hole.
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Re: Headless Feeders

Postby mudpack » Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:22 am

Dupe.
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Re: Headless Feeders

Postby mudpack » Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:26 am

While the body profile shape is nowhere near the same on a duck feeding with its head underwater as it is with a regular decoy with a missing head, I doubt the ducks would notice.
I, on the other hand, WOULD notice and would be a bit embarrassed to have them in my spread. I'm funny that way.
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Re: Headless Feeders

Postby hawkeye55 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:39 pm

Mudpack you are correct on the profile point. To do it up right have to take the neck and part of chest/breast/sides off as well. Over the years have had the swivel head G & H pintail decoys have broken head connections so either turned them into non swivel heads by epoxying the head & connection as one piece or turned them into a headless surface feeder to get a few more years out of them. Another point is that besides filling & sealing the hole created; weight may need to be added inside the front of the decoy to replace the loss of the material cut off to get a proper float (depending on what is used to fill the hole created).

From 30 yards & out the 8 or so I have are passable mixed in with a total spread of 140 +/- decoys.
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Re: Headless Feeders

Postby dakotashooter2 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:05 pm

You wouldn't have the same profile but repainting the front of the decoy to match that of the headless feeder might help hide that.
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