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Offline Heartsblood

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Oversized decoys?
« on: December 08, 2017, 06:26:09 PM »
Why oversized bufflehead decoys? How well do they work? Are they better than normal size?  :dunno:
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Re: Oversized decoys?
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2017, 07:29:25 PM »
Itís a visibility thing.  Birds can see them from a further distance.  I have used both, but donít really notice a difference between standard and oversized.
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Re: Oversized decoys?
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2017, 10:48:56 PM »
 :yeah: :yeah:  if I'm hunting with a pull string spinner or jerk string trying to pull them into a specific kill hole in my spread I'll use a couple oversize decoys to try and focus there attention to that spot.  Do they really make a difference ehhhhh, a group of goose floaters or full bodies on a mudflat or ice sheet nearby seems better for visibility in my opinion.
Itís a visibility thing.  Birds can see them from a further distance.  I have used both, but donít really notice a difference between standard and oversized.
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Re: Oversized decoys?
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2017, 10:16:02 AM »
Thanks fellas.

I just wanted to see if there was an advantage to oversize, which it sounds like  - probably not. I went with 2 regular sized. I notice that where I hunt there are often a handful of Buffleheads cruising around and thought I could probably set a couple dekes off a little ways from the rest of my spread of mallards/widgeon/teal. I'm in a sneak boat and space it limited in my deke bag. ;)
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