collapse
Advertise on Hunting-Washington Double U Hunting Supply

Author Topic: Which full body mallards  (Read 810 times)

Offline Stein

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Sep 2013
  • Posts: 2795
Which full body mallards
« on: September 13, 2017, 09:43:46 PM »
It's time to upgrade the ghetto homemade shell decoys as I hunt a fair amount in fields and places where floaters won't work.

I know Avian-X are liked by many, but I'm thinking that the field stake type might be a bit harder to use in rocky or frozen areas compared to the field bases like those on Avery Pro Grade and Cabelas. 

Cabelas are on a solid sale and I have a coupon, but I don't want to regret it.

What do you guys think?  I'm looking at getting a dozen.

Offline h2ofowlr

  • CHOKED UP TIGHT
  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Old Salt
  • *
  • Join Date: Dec 2008
  • Posts: 7959
  • Location: In the "Blind"! Go Cougs!
Re: Which full body mallards
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2017, 06:56:25 AM »
If your only getting a dozen spend the $300 on Avian X.  If that is outside your budget, get the GHG.  Both work just as well as the other.  I have over a 100 of the GHG full bodies.
Cut em!
It's not the shells!  It's the shooter!

Offline cougforester

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Scout
  • ****
  • Join Date: Feb 2016
  • Posts: 264
  • Location: Tacoma, WA
  • Groups: DU, RMEF
Re: Which full body mallards
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2017, 07:29:12 AM »
I just got the dozen Cabela's northern flight pack with bag. They look great.

Offline EWUeagles

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hunter
  • ***
  • Join Date: Dec 2011
  • Posts: 123
  • Location: Spokane, Washington
Re: Which full body mallards
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2017, 07:59:51 AM »
I think Cabelas decoys look Ok but Avian's or GHG look great. I worry about the material Cabelas uses and wonder if it will actually stand up to the abuse of being tossed around. I know Avian X and GHG will. I would lean towards Avian but I bet most days Cabelas would look fine. My recommendation would be to go to Cabelas and hold both and see which you prefer to look at since decoys are 80% for the hunter. Good luck on the choice buying decoys is fun and addicting haha.

Offline aaronoto

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Scout
  • *
  • Join Date: Feb 2012
  • Posts: 339
  • Location: Whatcom County
Re: Which full body mallards
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2017, 08:49:10 AM »
I've been buying the GHG Pro Grade from Rogers, comes with a 12 slot bag as well, for only $199.

https://www.rogerssportinggoods.com/decoys/duck-decoys/full-body-duck-decoys/avery-ghg-pro-grade-full-body-mallard-field-12-pack.html

Offline KopperBuck

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Sep 2010
  • Posts: 1501
  • Location: Grande Ronde Valley
Re: Which full body mallards
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2017, 11:56:47 AM »
We run Avians, but that's a good deal on the GHGs on Roger's. Both good decoys.

Offline ballstothewaal

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Tracker
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2013
  • Posts: 84
  • Location: Graham
  • PLU soccer player and weekend duck/big game hunter
  • Groups: NRA, Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, RMEF
Re: Which full body mallards
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2017, 12:04:38 PM »
I have a dozen Avians with the flocked heads on the drakes. I like them alot. the paint on any of avian X decoys seem to be very durable. Dakotas are really nice too and have awesome contour on the bodies. If you ever plan on getting more than a dozen though I would go GHG because after 3 or 4 dozen you will save a good amount and they last well.

Offline crow360

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Tracker
  • **
  • Join Date: Mar 2011
  • Posts: 90
  • Location: Bellingham
Re: Which full body mallards
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2017, 09:17:17 AM »
GHG or Avian X decoys would be my recommendation.  Rogers is the only place to buy decoys!

Offline Stein

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Sep 2013
  • Posts: 2795
Re: Which full body mallards
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2017, 04:46:55 PM »
I ended up with a dozen Avian X from Cabelas with the flocked heads and 12 slot bag.  I had a $40 off $300 coupon and they also let me use the $20 off receipt survey coupon, for a subtotal of $240.  I used the eBay gift cards to pay, so out of pocket before tax was $197, not too shabby for a tightwad.

Offline KopperBuck

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Sep 2010
  • Posts: 1501
  • Location: Grande Ronde Valley
Re: Which full body mallards
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2017, 09:49:13 AM »
Nice! That's usually how I roll. Decoy's are expensive, makes it a little easier.

Offline hdshot

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • ****
  • Join Date: Jan 2012
  • Posts: 480
  • Location: e wa
Re: Which full body mallards
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2017, 11:09:39 AM »
I ended up with a dozen Avian X from Cabelas with the flocked heads and 12 slot bag.  I had a $40 off $300 coupon and they also let me use the $20 off receipt survey coupon, for a subtotal of $240.  I used the eBay gift cards to pay, so out of pocket before tax was $197, not too shabby for a tightwad.

One of the richest men in the USA predicts the DOW in going to hit 1 million in a 100 years so that's still a lot of growth till retirement but can't be a tightwad, so buy that 2500 dollar shotgun and dump another grand in camo to go with those deeks.  :tup:   

 

* Recent Topics

2017 HuntWA Christmas Gift Exchange - LIST IS CLOSED by pianoman9701
[Today at 01:21:27 PM]


Rest In Peace Young Lady by Timberstalker
[Today at 01:20:41 PM]


Wolf sighting!!! by jackelope
[Today at 01:20:09 PM]


Possible state record for an amazing young woman. by R2Rcoulee
[Today at 01:18:48 PM]


What broadheads you running? by Duckslayer89
[Today at 01:18:40 PM]


FS Asolo GTX size 11.5 by shmeegs80
[Today at 01:17:35 PM]


Muzzy success! by Watimberghost
[Today at 01:16:09 PM]


Have you been ripped off by Shane Barbour? by huntnfmly
[Today at 01:11:48 PM]


GMU 328 Help by Smokey Bear
[Today at 01:04:32 PM]


WTB .556 Pencil Profile Carbine complete upper receiver by hillbillyhunting
[Today at 01:02:13 PM]


Minox spotting scope by jackelope
[Today at 01:01:23 PM]


Gun deals sale aggregator by jackelope
[Today at 12:58:51 PM]


She's the keeper by lokidog
[Today at 12:55:16 PM]


Worth the long walk by Boss .300 winmag
[Today at 12:51:43 PM]


Apples for deer by Seabass
[Today at 12:40:29 PM]


Male coyote down by b23
[Today at 12:21:58 PM]


Coyote/Fur gun... 17 Remington by b23
[Today at 12:19:08 PM]


Prime rib prep question?? by lamrith
[Today at 11:50:56 AM]


Adjustment Screw by WapitiTalk1
[Today at 11:49:12 AM]


Rainier10's hunt for a cougar by KFhunter
[Today at 11:46:32 AM]