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Question by codyboyd. Uploaded on October 06, 2010
A lot of guys around here go with the GHG Hot Buy II decoys to fill out a spread. I see that Flambeau also has their new storm front dekes but dont have any experience with them.
Alot of folks around here in TN. spraypaint 2 ltr Coke bottles.
They add alot of movement with little wind to your spread without a keel and all, and they are cheap. Check the game laws some places don't allow them because they are so cheap that people just leave them out and never pick them up.
I know you can't use them on Reelfoot lake.
Flambeau's base decoys standard size I've found for under 30 dollars a dozen. nothing fancy but they look like ducks.
well if you want to go dirt cheap use bottels that are cleaned out have no holes on them and have a handel and are abought the size of a duck paint them the color of a duck that your hunting . ducks see shapes when they fly they arent going to pay attention to details . ive used a cople 5 gallon buckets painted and a plactic pipe shaped as a head and used them for goose hunting and they still came in. and theirs nothing wrong abought using them ither you dont need decoys with alot of detail something that looks and colored like one will bring them in
Field and stream had a thing like this but for goose decoys. Milk jugs painted. I guess you could do the same thing for ducks? but the "hot buy" decoys are usually pretty good. I don't know if thats actually a brand but my walmart and gander mountain have them and its like $20 for 6 hens and 6 drakes of mallards.
lookin at huntnfishnut's comment i guess they actually are a brand.
They have the short neck. Some like it others dont. Definitely a filler deke but not too shabby.
I like the Green Head Gear's hot buy decoys, they are good quality and cheap, the flambeau decoys aren't as good looking, and I've heard the paint doesn't last as long
Walmart is not a bad idea, Green Head Gear decoys are pretty good and reasonably priced.
I recently purchase a dozen storm front mallard decoys by Flambeu and they seem to work really well and look decent or the price. $3o for a dozen.
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