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#6848255 - 08/07/17 10:28 AM Owl decoy?
Schpanky Offline

Registered: 11/10/10
Posts: 948
Loc: DFW/Taylor/Coke County
Anyone ever use one to keep birds away from feeders? I'm getting 50 pics a day of birds and its kind of a nuisance.

#6848422 - 08/07/17 12:40 PM Re: Owl decoy? [Re: Schpanky]
Sneaky Offline
The "Grouch"

Registered: 10/22/12
Posts: 16878
Loc: Winters
I've seen birds knock the head off the owl and build nests in them. They might work with other birds, though. These were inner city birds.

#6848436 - 08/07/17 12:51 PM Re: Owl decoy? [Re: Schpanky]
Jimbo Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 4477
Loc: The last LF ranch in S. Texas
I've used a hawk call while sitting in the blind. They scatter for a while.

#6849233 - 08/08/17 07:31 AM Re: Owl decoy? [Re: Schpanky]
huntindude Offline

Registered: 12/10/06
Posts: 975
Loc: Trinity county
you gonna have to move it around once or twice daily for it to work.

#6849335 - 08/08/17 09:20 AM Re: Owl decoy? [Re: Schpanky]
Napa Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 02/19/11
Posts: 43
Loc: McKinney, Tx
I have one hanging underneath my carport. Prior to the owl, I would have bird crap all over our vehicle. Now my truck just has cat prints from them trying to get the owl.

#6849685 - 08/08/17 03:15 PM Re: Owl decoy? [Re: Schpanky]
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Registered: 09/01/04
Posts: 5046
Loc: The Dogwood Capital of Texas
I've got an owl decoy sitting on a T'pole at one end of my 'mater patch, and the mockingbirds still feasted on the tomato's..until the BH cut a black garbage bag into strips and hung the strips off the tomato cages. Just have to unwrap the strips everyday or so from the plants and cages but we have not lost a tomato since she hung the strips up.
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