Are they really worth it?

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Are they really worth it?

Postby Duck_Stank » Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:57 am

Avian x's and fully flocked decoys sure do look nice. Is this pure marketing gimmicks? Reason I ask is I've killed geese with some of the ugliest shells you'll ever see. I now use beat up five year old ghg flocked head full bodies. I'm not convinced a goose can even notice the details in some expensive decoys? What do you guys think? Do you notice much difference, and if you do is it purely placebo or true natural reactions? I've used the avians, too dang heavy for me but am curious as to your guys experience with them or other high dollar decoys.
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Re: Are they really worth it?

Postby Rick Hall » Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:01 pm

I've shot geese standing in the decoys, but I like my chances better when well hidden.

Same deal with decoys, having shot geese over tires hasn't convinced me they're the best choice. I've had specks push off a single awfully nice DSD they'd started to land with and flare over the guns doing so enough times to convince me that some geese look at decoys mighty hard. And I'd like to shoot as many of the wary ones as I possibly can and not just settle for those that roll in on the short buss.
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Re: Are they really worth it?

Postby noweil » Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:51 pm

The best decoys are the ones that bag the most hunters.
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Re: Are they really worth it?

Postby Duck_Stank » Mon Feb 10, 2014 2:06 pm

noweil wrote:The best decoys are the ones that bag the most hunters.

Not quite catching what you're throwing.
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Re: Are they really worth it?

Postby noweil » Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:40 pm

Duck_Stank wrote:
noweil wrote:The best decoys are the ones that bag the most hunters.

Not quite catching what you're throwing.


The "Best" decoy is going to be the one that sells the most. The decoy that is being used by the most hunters.
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Re: Are they really worth it?

Postby DKMF » Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:03 pm

When I buy a decoy I'm looking for durability. How many seasons can I get out of them.
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Re: Are they really worth it?

Postby 2500hdon37s » Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:24 pm

DKMF wrote:When I buy a decoy I'm looking for durability. How many seasons can I get out of them.

If thats the case I'd like to make up a contract to CNC mill some billet aluminum full bodies for you, then have them adionized. :thumbsup:
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Re: Are they really worth it?

Postby Takeem406 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:29 am

I love mine! We hunt a lot of bright sunny days and the colors just pop!
No ring bases and the collapsible stands are gusty wind proof. We've used them up to 45 mph winds not a single one blew over.
I'll be adding another dozen this year.

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