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    Default BigFoot Decoys

    I purchased a few new decoys awhile back and some are the feeders and some standards and cannot seem to get the heads/necks to go on. Anyone have a trick? They are the ones where the body piece goes into the neck.

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    try a little dish soap
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    Also make sure they are not cold, leave them inside overnight before trying to install.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erik Nilsson View Post
    try a little dish soap
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    A good hint if you plan on never breaking them down is to screw the heads onto the body and the feet onto the body with galvanized screws. they won't come off that way....
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    Thank you for the tips! I had tried the dish soap when I first got them, however it still didn't seem to help. I will bring them inside and try again. Hoping to have them ready for Wednesday!

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    Anyone have any other suggestions? My husband and I cannot seem to get these things figured out. I have tried dish soap. What about the hot water? How do you use that? Since the heads are flocked I'm worried about ruining that with hot water.

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    Put the butt of the decoy on the ground, face the front up in the air towards you and keep the decoy between your legs. Use a lot of downward pressure and just keep turning the head. It will catch and go on. Takes a few to get it. Just take your time. Downward pressure and keeping the head straight is the key.

    Over the years, with the abuse, I also end up using screws to prevent them from spinning and/or just falling off. Good luck.
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