Waterfowl Hunting Receive the benefit of experienced duck and goose hunters in this waterfowl forum.

Decoy Help

Old 11-04-2010, 07:03 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Chanute, Kansas
Posts: 46
Default Decoy Help

I've always either hunted with friends who have decoys or just jumped ponds. Some advice on what decoys to buy would be greatly appreciated. Im looking to start off with buying probly a dozen mallards but they can't be to expensive.. Which I know may conflict with the quality, so any pointers or tips on some good deals would be awsome!
Conner77 is offline  
Old 11-04-2010, 08:43 PM
Typical Buck
blakefrautschi's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Middleton, Wisconsin
Posts: 979

Green head gear makes the "hot buy" series mallards, its 12 for $30 and they look pretty good, not the best looking most detailed dekes ive ever seen...but i've fooled a lot of ducks with those.
blakefrautschi is offline  
Old 11-04-2010, 09:17 PM
Nontypical Buck
Colorado Luckydog's Avatar
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Huntin' In Colorado
Posts: 2,905

I killed a limit of ducks last year in less than 2 minutes. I was using a dozen, 12 year old G&H decoys and 1 robo duck. It almost sucked how fast it was over. Being in the right spot, understanding the wind, being there early enough, being concealed, knowing when and how much to call, is way more important than which decoys you choose to buy.

And for "the fish", I was using my 20. LMFAO!!
Colorado Luckydog is offline  
Old 11-05-2010, 03:42 AM
Fork Horn
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 198

I'm a cheap hunter, I try to either buy used or make it myself. I bought a pack of flambeu green wing teal dekes and limited out just about every day of teal season. My mallard spread is the mutt of decoys since it is made up of dekes I've been given, found, repaired, repainted etc. I even have one with a keel I made from a plastic bowl cover. Point is that every one who goes out there and buys 150 dollar dekes for half dozen would have done better to buy chep decoys and more ammo
skiftcky is offline  
Old 11-05-2010, 04:30 AM
Typical Buck
marlin30/30_drabe's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: central square, new york
Posts: 552

Originally Posted by blakefrautschi View Post
Green head gear makes the "hot buy" series mallards, its 12 for $30 and they look pretty good, not the best looking most detailed dekes ive ever seen...but i've fooled a lot of ducks with those.
the hot buys dont have the best paint but for $30 you cant go wrong i have them
marlin30/30_drabe is offline  
Old 11-05-2010, 05:45 AM
Fork Horn
Alpine_Archer's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Central FL
Posts: 180

another vote for the hot buys. You can also get some Flambeu's for about 24.99 a dozen if you want sumthing a little cheaper. Spray them with a flat clear coat to make them last longer.
Alpine_Archer is offline  
Old 11-05-2010, 06:17 AM
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 66

I just picked up a pack of the Flamebeau Storm Front Mallards. They seem ok, the paint job is soso, but 35 bucks a dozen they will get the job done.
DrHouse is offline  
Old 11-05-2010, 11:09 AM
Typical Buck
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Coffeyville KS USA
Posts: 931

Take some milk jugs and empty 2 liter bottles, paint them flat black, add an anchor and line. You've got some rudimentary decoys for next to nothing.
psandhu is offline  
Old 11-05-2010, 05:29 PM
allflockedup's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: maryland
Posts: 35

if you plan on hunting ducks for a while i would go with the greenhead gear decoys remember you get what u pay for and check ebay i just receved some canadan shells for half price brand new
allflockedup is offline  
Old 11-11-2010, 08:52 AM
Typical Buck
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Wide open Nevada
Posts: 515

I'm looking to have to overhual my spread next season. At 1 point I had something lik 52 dekes they were all flambeau or pickups. I haven't picked up or bought a deke in probablly at least 6 more likely 7-8. I hunted them probably 30-35 days every season. They don't look to bad but there are 10 or so of the last 26 are foamed for cracked keels.
harter66 is offline  

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.