Please Sign In

Please enter a valid username and password
  • Log in with Facebook
» Not a member? Take a moment to register
» Forgot Username or Password

Why Register?
Signing up could earn you gear (click here to learn how)! It also keeps offensive content off our site.

Geese Tip: Add Wings To Silo Decoys

For a cheap way to make your decoys even more realistic for hunting geese, use dried goose wings

 Silhouette goose decoys possess one major disadvantage: They're two-dimensional. At certain angles—especially from overhead—these flat goose shapes can literally disappear from view. And full-body decoys, while more realistic, are big, expensive, and a pain to store and transfer—everything silhouettes are not.
 Fortunately, waterfowl hunters can have the best of both worlds simply by adding a bit of body—literally—to their silhouette decoys. Dried goose wings tacked onto a flat decoy provide a third dimension and improve the decoy's natural appearance. The process is easy and effective and can be used for Canadas, snows, or specklebellies.

STEP 1 Disjoint each wing at the body, and cut away with a sharp knife. Remove as much flesh and skin as possible from the ball and entire first joint.

STEP 2 Using finishing nails, pin the loosely folded wing, underside out, to a large, overturned cardboard box. Generously pour salt or borax onto the exposed flesh and let dry for at least two weeks.

STEP 3 When dry, mist the bone ends lightly with flat black spray paint. Place one wing in position atop the “wing” on the silhouette, and drill two 1/8-inch holes through the decoy—one above and one below the bone. Position both wings and secure them to the decoy by cinching a 6-inch zip tie around the bone ends. Trim the tag end.

 

 

Comments (1)

Top Rated
All Comments
from JGooding1 wrote 3 years 2 weeks ago

I've thought about skinning some geese and making full body covers for decoys. My biggest problem would be keeping them dry and free of rot.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report

Post a Comment

from JGooding1 wrote 3 years 2 weeks ago

I've thought about skinning some geese and making full body covers for decoys. My biggest problem would be keeping them dry and free of rot.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report

Post a Comment