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#5403366 - 11/06/14 02:33 PM Butt Decoys?
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Has anyone on here ever converted old decoys into feeder "Butt" decoys?

I want to add some butts to the spread to make it more realistic but all you can find online are mallard butts. Problem is, we NEVER have mallards where I hunt. I'm sure they would work, but I'd rather use what's in the area.

Anyone ever done something like that?

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#5403371 - 11/06/14 02:36 PM Re: Butt Decoys? [Re: yakinthebox]
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You're over thinking it.
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#5403381 - 11/06/14 02:44 PM Re: Butt Decoys? [Re: yakinthebox]
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If you don't really have advice, why comment? It's a waste of your time and mine. If you think it is overthinking, that is your issue. I hunt exclusively public and I just think anything to differentiate(Spelling?) my spread from the other bland spreads couldn't hurt...

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#5403384 - 11/06/14 02:48 PM Re: Butt Decoys? [Re: yakinthebox]
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I think that would be a good idea! I always try to make the spread more realistic. My only question is how are you going to cut a decoy in half and patch it up without the decoy sinking eventually.
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#5403388 - 11/06/14 02:50 PM Re: Butt Decoys? [Re: yakinthebox]
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buy mallard hen buts and paint over the feet. Done. Or convert some...i always love a good duck project.
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#5403389 - 11/06/14 02:52 PM Re: Butt Decoys? [Re: yakinthebox]
kdub Offline
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Originally Posted By: yakinthebox
If you don't really have advice, why comment? It's a waste of your time and mine. If you think it is overthinking, that is your issue. I hunt exclusively public and I just think anything to differentiate(Spelling?) my spread from the other bland spreads couldn't hurt...


Just an opinion. Don't get your pannies all twisted.
If a gadwall has enough time to say to itself Hmmm those duckbutts look like mallard backends not gadwalls" .... You should be shootin. If it makes you happy do it then.

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#5403390 - 11/06/14 02:52 PM Re: Butt Decoys? [Re: yakinthebox]
Cochise Offline
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Unless you're good at melting plastic together it seems like you'd be a lot better off buying mallards and painting them.

You'd basically have to cut a decoy in half, cut off the keel, seal the decoy where you cut it, and then re-attach the keel on the bottom.

But I'm with Kdub...you're over-thinking it. I highly doubt a gadwall duck butt is going to have any different kind of effect than a mallard duck butt. And I hunt public exclusively as well for the most part. Ducks are smart, but you're giving them a little too much credit.

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#5403393 - 11/06/14 02:52 PM Re: Butt Decoys? [Re: yakinthebox]
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That's why I'm asking if anyone has converted any. I was curious how they went about it...

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#5403405 - 11/06/14 02:56 PM Re: Butt Decoys? [Re: yakinthebox]
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I understand all that, but I'm just thinking something to make my spread standout from a distance to draw them in instead of the old standard dozen mallards that people throw out. Probably am overthinking it, but that is part of why I love duck hunting(all the different techniques and ideas you can try).

Mallard butts are probably the best bet and just paint them...

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#5403407 - 11/06/14 02:57 PM Re: Butt Decoys? [Re: yakinthebox]
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And kdub, sorry for acting like a douche. That is not how I want to be perceived.

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#5403411 - 11/06/14 02:57 PM Re: Butt Decoys? [Re: yakinthebox]
kdub Offline
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cheers
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#5403415 - 11/06/14 02:59 PM Re: Butt Decoys? [Re: yakinthebox]
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I guess I got lucky with my mallard butt duck in the middle of my gadwall decoys... Those teal were feet down when they realized that the mallard didn't belong...

scratch


Edited by LuckyDucker (11/06/14 03:00 PM)

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#5403432 - 11/06/14 03:10 PM Re: Butt Decoys? [Re: yakinthebox]
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The ducks are not going to decide what species is feeding. I have duck butts but I don't use them. The only duck butt I think would make any difference at all are the ones that have the water pumps attached to them and they kick water and move around like feeding ducks. Anything other than that is like urine in the wind.
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#5403467 - 11/06/14 03:31 PM Re: Butt Decoys? [Re: wal1809]
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I thought about converting all of mine. peep



Seriously, don't overthink it. If it is important to you, find someone to go in halves on a few pairs that is willing to take the drakes and you take the hens. Other than by the range of UV given off by the feathers, I doubt any duck can tell a mallard hen butt sticking out of the water from most other puddle ducks. It would be easier to paint in some different species details on mallard duck butts than it would be to cut, seal, and paint to convert regular decoys.
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#5403494 - 11/06/14 03:42 PM Re: Butt Decoys? [Re: Sniper John]
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Duck porn. eek2

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