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I just bought two dozen outlaw mallard silhouettes they look really nice. Was wondering if anyone know how the images are printed on the plastic and what kind of machine it takes to do it. Since they are going out of buisness I would like to start my own, or just to make my own decoys
 

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I'm not too sure on the process, but look into what Real Geese did with their newer silhouettes.

I've had a problem with Outlaws and shine.
 

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Chris is totally right. Check into Real Geese. You will not have the problem with the shine, and they last longer. I have been using real geese sil. for five years now, and they still look great. I used Outlaw Sil. for a couple of years in Southern IL, and they SUCK!!!! They flare birds on any kind of sunny day. There not worth the trouble..
 

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Outlaws suck they break up when it gets cold and they worp when it's hot the damn steaks break when you try to put them in the frozzen ground. I'm going to buy real - geese. Plus they look damn good under any conditions. Just my .02
 

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I have used Outlaws for about 10 years and have had no problems. They don't shine on sunny days! And everything breaks when you try to jam it in concrete hard frozen ground.

I recommend you bring something to make holes if the ground is frozen. I bought a ground punch to make the holes when the ground it frozen. It works great. I saw another person using a piece of rebar and a small sledge. The ground punch is much easier. All you have to do is step on it.

Real Geese has a good product now. They basically copied the Outlaw approach of getting a photographic image and placing it on a rigid plastic sheet. Either product will serve you well.

Though it is purely anecdotal evidence, we seem to do better when we mix a couple dozen full body decoys or shells in the total spread, rather than a pure silhouette approach.
 
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