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Full Bodies by GHG...if you can't afford them the next best are Bigfoots.
 

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Full bodies are by far the best. They are the most realistic. In some situations (snow) shells are amazing too. Silos are great because they are light to carry. Really though, the best decoy spread is the one that brings them in. I have GHG Full bodies, Higdon Shells, and GHG shells. I will eventually buy some Dakota Full Bodies. If I could afford them, I would only buy Dave Smith Decoys.
 

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fowlplay said:
whats better 4 hunting in fields and on river banks full bodys shells or silhouettes and what brand
depends,

silohettes are easiest to carry, and they look good.

Shells are realistic, especially when its cold and geese are trying to conserve energy, also if you put them on motion stakes.

Full bodies are the most realistic. Buy a dozen or two bigfoots if you have the money and the space. Bigfoots are the toughest out there hands down. GHG and dakota etc are more realistic but I am of the mind that if the geese are close enough to tell they are just decoys they should be getting shot at. With the new flcoked heads and new paint job the bigfoots dont look too bad. I'm sure on a sunny sunny day the geese may be able to tell if they are real wary but i try not to hunt those days anyways.
 

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Mix them up, fulls, some silos and a few shells. different brands, keep your number of sentries down. Are you carrying in or hauling? Carrying you need your best looking ones. Hauling in vehicle you can bring in a lot.
 

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Lessers are nice but if you are hunting big geese you want want the bigger deeks.
 

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fowlplay said:
will the birds flare whith the giant shells by g&h and the smaller herters and how much smaller r the lessers 2 normal sizes and what exactly r sentrys
Sentries are the geese, or decoys, that you see with the upright heads-they're lookouts. The more there are, the more alert the geese are (real ones). With decoys you want as few as possible to fool the real ones into thinking it's safe to land. On the feeders, many brands allow you to point the head towards the back of the body to simulate a sleeping goose. Makes the real ones even more comfortable. Of course none of this works if you aren't well hidden, or move when they're looking, or if the call that sounds so good in the truck is actually a warning call, or if they don't want to land where you want them to.
 
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