Avian X all day........every day!
DSD are still the most realist.First to come out with the new plastic etc.Everybody else copied them.We hunt lessers and cacklers that fly in large groups that get a lot of pressure.We still fool em sometimes.My fault not the decoys.
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For full body geese, the original bigfoots, not the b2. Ducks G&H.
Got an assortment of fullbodies and shells. They all seem to work.
Now duck decoys...
I've switched over to a few dozen avian x's.
Still have the old ones and getting a dozen ghg widgeons next time I make to town.
When the Bigfoots first came out, they were the bomb. I still have about 3 dozen made way back when. They've been used and abused for a long time, and still look good. The only thing they require is reflocking now and then. However, Bigfoots are bulky and take up alot of room.
Alot of the newer full bodies , equiped with motion stakes have a more life like appearance when in a good breeze. They dance around a bit more then bigfoots. Paint that flakes off, and harder plastics that don't take the abuse of older models seem to be the biggest concern of guys buying full bodies today. Plus the price. Some of the better full bodies are VERY expensive.
No matter what decoy you run, being on the X is more important. Find the X, and be well hidden, thats far more important. Scout alot, and hunt when you find the concentrations of birds that are in huntable places.
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I said G&H not GHG.... Anyone that doesn't know the difference hasn't hunted very long.
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Bigfoots for goose decoys and old beatup 20+ years Flambeau's for duck decoys.
Wasn't even aware G&H made a full body honker decoy. I have about 3 doz duck floaters that have literally been drug down a gravel road and still are in decent shape after many many years of hunting over them. They're made like tanks. See if you can find some used Bigfoots without flocked heads which are even older models to save yourself some money and spend an afternoon flocking the heads. You can pile them up in any means of transportation you have and not have to worry about stakes or bases or them getting beat up.
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