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#6988529 - 12/08/17 11:59 AM Decoys
rickym Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 06/14/15
Posts: 5705
Loc: texas
Does anyone have experience with the game winner decoys? Im a cheap decoy user, unless given to me, avian wont be a name you'll find in my bag.

Im wondering how id like the game winner decoys in comparison to the primos final approach decoys.
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#6988546 - 12/08/17 12:08 PM Re: Decoys [Re: rickym]
KingHunter17 Offline
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Registered: 10/15/17
Posts: 57
I was given a few game winner decoys and they broke the first time I used them. They cracked really easy and started leaking. I threw them away. You will spend more money replacing crappy leaky decoys then you will if you just buy good quality the first time.

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#6988557 - 12/08/17 12:13 PM Re: Decoys [Re: rickym]
noname124398 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 12/19/12
Posts: 33
Loc: Conroe
Yeah Game Winners are not good. If you want cheap look into Flambeu Stormfronts. Can often find sales for a dozen for like $30.

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#6988567 - 12/08/17 12:22 PM Re: Decoys [Re: rickym]
rickym Offline
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Registered: 06/14/15
Posts: 5705
Loc: texas
What other cheaper brands would yall recommend for woodies, teal, bluebills, and wigeon?
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#6988659 - 12/08/17 01:20 PM Re: Decoys [Re: rickym]
Erichugh22 Offline
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Registered: 09/14/10
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Storm fronts are the best bang for the buck by far. The paint chips but they'll last forever without a crack. Game winners probably won't make the ride home from academy without breaking.

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#6988688 - 12/08/17 01:43 PM Re: Decoys [Re: rickym]
RiverRunner Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 10/29/04
Posts: 396
Loc: Texas
Stay away from Hardcore as well...game winners and hardcore are both the thinnest, hardest plastic i have ever seen. Had a couple Hardcore gadwall break while setting them in the boat.

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#6988907 - 12/08/17 04:04 PM Re: Decoys [Re: rickym]
cannon88 Offline
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Registered: 01/12/06
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Buy used. Better decoys for a lower price like you want. Not all used decoys are beat up.
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#6989366 - 12/08/17 11:11 PM Re: Decoys [Re: rickym]
Cochise Offline
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Registered: 09/20/08
Posts: 4130
Loc: Texas
Storm fronts are the best bang for the buck as far as cheap decoys go. I have a bunch of herters that I catch on sale at cabelas from time to time. For they money they work fine. They may still be on sale right now for like $36/doz

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#6989616 - 12/09/17 09:16 AM Re: Decoys [Re: rickym]
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Registered: 01/30/14
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Loc: Mesquite
my 4 dozen Avians will see at least 10 years. After the math thats about $50/year for quality decoys.

But as always get what you can afford and in your budget.

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#6989857 - 12/09/17 02:14 PM Re: Decoys [Re: rickym]
Woodlands Water Turkey Offline
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Registered: 08/24/16
Posts: 39
I was given some of the Game Winner carver series pintails and they have held up surprisingly well. 4th year and the paint is still intact and they look really good.

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