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#6520203 - 10/31/16 03:35 PM Decoy question
M Wilson Offline
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Registered: 07/17/14
Posts: 89
Loc: Flower Mound
Question for those of you with experience.
i need to add some decoys to my spread. its only my second real season hunting with my own gear, but i have 1 dozen mallards, and half dozen greenwing teal. what should i get next to add some depth to my spread?
keep in mind i am cash handicapped and probably wont buy a bunch of new ones, maybe just another dozen.
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#6520219 - 10/31/16 03:44 PM Re: Decoy question [Re: M Wilson]
yakinthebox Offline
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Registered: 02/22/11
Posts: 521
Loc: TEXAS
I'm not an expert, but something I've always believed in is that you want to add some color/contrast.

I like to use the GHG Oversized Shovelers in my spread. I think they stand out from a long distance with the bright white breast. Pintail work great for this as well. Wigeon also work well.

The last couple of years I've been getting into hunting in the bay. I've added some Goldeneyes and Buffleheads to my spread just for visibility.

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#6520229 - 10/31/16 03:50 PM Re: Decoy question [Re: yakinthebox]
scubaarchery Offline
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Registered: 01/30/11
Posts: 817
Loc: Allen, TX
Originally Posted By: yakinthebox
I'm not an expert, but something I've always believed in is that you want to add some color/contrast.

I like to use the GHG Oversized Shovelers in my spread. I think they stand out from a long distance with the bright white breast. Pintail work great for this as well. Wigeon also work well.

The last couple of years I've been getting into hunting in the bay. I've added some Goldeneyes and Buffleheads to my spread just for visibility.


I would go with pintails or shovelers based on what you see on your lake...

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#6520345 - 10/31/16 04:51 PM Re: Decoy question [Re: M Wilson]
aerangis Offline
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Registered: 09/05/08
Posts: 715
Loc: Nunya
I've hunted over painted plastic bottles, carved wood, and carved foam. None of them qctually looked like a duck. But they all worked just fine.

If you're going to buy decoys, Flambeau Storm Fronts are cheap and durable. If you want pretty decoys for a little more denaro, Avian X.



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#6520550 - 10/31/16 06:51 PM Re: Decoy question [Re: aerangis]
Guy Online   content
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I would get some pentails. I use mallards and pentails in my spread because those are the ducks I like to shoot. I used to never shoot pentails until someone gave some pentail deeks one day, then I started shooting pentails.

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#6520590 - 10/31/16 07:12 PM Re: Decoy question [Re: M Wilson]
BDB Offline
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Registered: 01/30/14
Posts: 333
I think it depends on where/how you like to setup. Are you hunting areas where there are ducks? Or are you blind hunting areas where you hope to get some ducks attention? For the former, use whatever is cheapest. The latter...use the advise above, get some decoys that stand out.

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#6520896 - 10/31/16 09:40 PM Re: Decoy question [Re: M Wilson]
LSU Offline
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man, I remember when Guy was just starting out with all his posts and excitement. Sorry if I stole your thread, but this site is cool.

I would add some movement! shakers, pull cords, etc... don't need too many deeks depending on what type of water you're hunting
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#6520906 - 10/31/16 09:44 PM Re: Decoy question [Re: M Wilson]
BradyBuck Online   content
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Registered: 10/18/07
Posts: 5131
Loc: Abilene, TX
We get a pretty big variety around here but not a lot of Mallards.

Started out with mallards and pintails but have added gaddies, wigeon, gwt and half a dozen big GHG cans for really good visibility. I think I'll get some spoonies next.

Last season I think adding in just 2-3 of the cans seemed to help. It just added a splash of color and the big white bodies are really visible.


Edited by BradyBuck (10/31/16 09:48 PM)

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#6520918 - 10/31/16 09:48 PM Re: Decoy question [Re: M Wilson]
Just Nate Online   content
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Loc: Austin, TX
Coots, the black on white contrast will help a lot in the pattern.

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#6521155 - 11/01/16 07:17 AM Re: Decoy question [Re: M Wilson]
M Wilson Offline
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Registered: 07/17/14
Posts: 89
Loc: Flower Mound
This is all very helpful thank you all.
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#6521226 - 11/01/16 08:09 AM Re: Decoy question [Re: M Wilson]
Pintail711 Online   content
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Registered: 09/18/16
Posts: 144
Loc: Longview, TX
gadwall, black ducks, widgeon, a few jacks and pintails.... ive got a couple dozen avian x fully flocked black ducks that will scare you they look so real on the water


Edited by Pintail711 (11/01/16 08:10 AM)

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#6521659 - 11/01/16 12:01 PM Re: Decoy question [Re: M Wilson]
MS1454 Online   content
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Registered: 01/27/08
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Loc: Houston/Sealy
Get a bunch of coot decoys
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#6521748 - 11/01/16 12:46 PM Re: Decoy question [Re: M Wilson]
erv Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 04/06/16
Posts: 7
I added a 6 pack of the tanglefree migration series(magnum) and they really stick out. I love em

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#6522002 - 11/01/16 03:20 PM Re: Decoy question [Re: Just Nate]
yakinthebox Offline
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Registered: 02/22/11
Posts: 521
Loc: TEXAS
Originally Posted By: Just Nate
Coots, the black on white contrast will help a lot in the pattern.


I do use Coot decoys as well. I like the contrast!

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#6523054 - 11/02/16 07:43 AM Re: Decoy question [Re: M Wilson]
DPirates80 Offline
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Registered: 10/17/16
Posts: 131
Coots and pintails!

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