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duck decoys

Postby bowhuntr4ever » Tue Sep 27, 2005 12:16 pm

would buying cheap water keel duck decoys and cutting of the keels off, would it work for field hunting?
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Postby JJ McGuire » Tue Sep 27, 2005 12:54 pm

Welcome :welcome:
They usually will be sitting too low to be very useful, unless you are hunting on snow. Take the money and make up some silhouettes out of cloroplast. :thumbsup:
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Postby bowhuntr4ever » Tue Sep 27, 2005 1:51 pm

this is a stupid question don't laugh but what is cloroplast?
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Postby JJ McGuire » Wed Sep 28, 2005 7:27 am

It is a light weight corrugated plastic, it is used for sign making, like real estate or election signs. It can be purchased in 4'x8' sheets. Just lightly sand the sheet, paint your base color, layout the silo patterns, cut them out, finish the paint job and add a stake and you are good to go.
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Postby h2ofwlr » Wed Sep 28, 2005 12:02 pm

There are also "cradles" for water keel decoys made from wire that stick into the ground. This way you get double duty from the decoys.

I preffer the actual shells decoys made fpor field hunting because theyt have feeder heads whereas the water decoys do not.

There are some new Full Body field decoys out there too now.
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Postby athomeruddy » Wed Sep 28, 2005 8:57 pm

if your determined to do this, which isn't a bad idea. Get some stakes...and make them about 6-8" off the bottom of the decoy and that will give you the heigth, and will look like GH shells.
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Postby CMAN » Thu Sep 29, 2005 4:28 pm

anybody make there own stakes for keels? if so let me know how
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Postby Dan the Duck Hunting Man » Wed Oct 12, 2005 1:25 pm

Who are manufactures of good field duck decoys, shells or full bodies?
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Postby kyfowler » Wed Oct 12, 2005 2:19 pm

Flambeau, G&H, GHG, Herters...
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Postby quackkiller » Wed Oct 12, 2005 8:07 pm

Higdon is also now making a field mallard shell. As for me, I love the GHG FB mallards. As a matter of fact i'm going to pick some more up tomorrow. I love the motion system on them.
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Postby Missouri_Quacker » Sat Nov 05, 2005 3:19 pm

G&H decoys, in my opinion are the best decoys that are on the market. They will last you a long time and look great out in your spread.


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