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Best duck decoys

by , Posted to on 05/05/2005 1:03 PM | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 10/24/2003
Location: ND
I am sure this has been covered before, but I went all the way back to December and couldn't find a post on this.

I am researching duck decoys. I am thinking that the G&H M4M series will do the trick and is probably one of the best looking decoys around. I like the ability to have different head postions and good paint schemes. G&H seems to fit that.

It appears they are the most expensive ones I have seen ($80/dozen). I wouldn't want to go over that.

But maybe I am missing something like an even better product out there.

I currently have a mix of carrylights and flambeau deeks, but they just don't look as nice (especially when I set up with a guy who had the G&H decoys).

Anyone out there using something different/better???

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Re: Best duck decoys
by on 05/05/2005 2:02 PM | Reply #1 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/02/2002
Location: ND
Greenhead gear for their realistic paint scheme, but i also like G&H for their quality. If GHG gets their paint problems figured out, GHG hands down.
Re: Best duck decoys
by on 05/05/2005 2:47 PM | Reply #2 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/06/2002
Location: ND
Dollar for dollar GHG Life size are a good choice. Paint issues have pretty much been solved. You can just about double your spread for a little more money over G&H.

Mine are 3 years old bounce around in a bag in the truck over a lot of miles of scouting. They look as good as my G&H I bought at the same time. The head position is not that big of deal in my opinion. It is the reason I bought G&H in the first place.

One thing to consider is buying gad walls for early part of the season. Because how many full color mallards do you see the first of Oct. I have old faded decoys that I use the first three weeks. Mainly for that reason. Just food for thought!
In my lifetime I have seen fence row to fence row farming and the return of CRP and game to the landscape.Now we face again the prosepect of fence row to fence row again! Sportsman are our own worst enemy in that we fail to look forward and focus to much on the now!
Re: Best duck decoys
by on 05/05/2005 2:49 PM | Reply #3 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/14/2003
Location: ND

Hardwaterman,


Good to see you are back.  Starting to wonder if I really fixed your username up or what?


Duck decoys...you guys have the fever already???  Yikes, you have a long painful summer to go!  :-)


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Re: Best duck decoys
by on 05/05/2005 3:09 PM | Reply #4 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 10/24/2003
Location: ND
Tim:

Just moved to Devils Lake (spent 4.5 years in Grand Forks). The dog and I usually take a drive on the weekend mornings. Plus I live right off Creel Bay. I see so many waterfowl....it is driving me crazy.

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Re: Best duck decoys
by on 05/05/2005 9:04 PM | Reply #5 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/06/2002
Location: ND
Tim thanks!

Call it passion,addiction, or a host of other maladies all I know is that ditch chickens are for the weak of heart! LOL

Told my kids they best find jobs for their college funds cause I am hunting over that money!

One other thing about decoys to avoid. I was not impressed with the Flambeau or Carrylites at all. Paint schemes where poor and the decoys did not stand up to any amount of abuse.

Couple buddies repainted the ones they bought last year instead of hassling with warranty. In rough water the Carrylites would flop on the side and the Flambeaus seemed to all be leaking.
In my lifetime I have seen fence row to fence row farming and the return of CRP and game to the landscape.Now we face again the prosepect of fence row to fence row again! Sportsman are our own worst enemy in that we fail to look forward and focus to much on the now!
Re: Best duck decoys
by on 05/05/2005 11:22 PM | Reply #6 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/21/2005
Location: MN
Greenhead is good, just heavy. They weigh a lot more than the others. G&H are good, but GHG has the best out of the box paint. Some say they have paint issues, but I have not noticed this. Just make sure you get a weighted keel and the flipping over in windy conditions problem is solved.

Re: Best duck decoys
by on 05/06/2005 00:24 AM | Reply #7 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/13/2004
Location: ND
rngesci
i live right next to creel bay too, get used to it, there is a lot of good hunting all around the area, but you have to know the right people to get on the land. i actually live across the road from the golf course, a lot of geese and ducks are all over the area. i feed pheasents in the back yard, but i think that the cats are getting to them, but there is still some around. good luck and long live Fred Bear.
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by on 05/06/2005 08:19 AM | Reply #8 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 10/24/2003
Location: ND
wallye slayer:

There are a few pheasants over here as well. I have made alot of contacts already for hunting this fall, so I am getting the itch already.....going to be a long summer. I also have access to quite a bit of land over in the Anamoose/Butte area as that is where my great, great, grandfather homesteaded. I have heard from others that it can be hard to get on land over here near town.

The past 3 months here have been great. Love living here. Got lots to do....still gotta get out and learn the lake. Walleyes will hopefully pick back up here in the next couple of weeks.

Thanks for the post.

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