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Ever had you deks shot at??
« on: October 10, 2017, 01:41:22 PM »
I have had deer hunter take potshots a couple of times and once it must have been yote hunter ( 06 and 223 casing found and turned over to GW) lucky for me I wasn't in the line of fire and they was poor shots never hit a thing. Had many times when someone snuck  up on them and I had to let them know they was deks and please don't shoot them :chuckle: Guess my little puddle spread looks pretty good  :hello:
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Re: Ever had you deks shot at??
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2017, 01:43:55 PM »
An archery guy shot one of my Montana elk decoys in the butt once. Glad I wasn't behind it. And a really poor shot for being about 20 yards away.  :chuckle:
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Re: Ever had you deks shot at??
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2017, 01:47:56 PM »
Years ago, out by Coulee City, my father and brother had their field goose dekes peppered by buck shot from a white Jeep Cherokee that was passing by. The vehicle drove past, turned around and came back then shot at their spread. They were both in layout blinds in the decoys. Several silos had holes in them but thankfully that was all.
I had some goof balls putting a stalk on my dove dekes once on public ground. They looked embarrassed when I called them out.  :chuckle:
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Re: Ever had you deks shot at??
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2017, 02:29:02 PM »
does the guy sitting in the blind next to you count?  *insert rattle sound*
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Re: Ever had you deks shot at??
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2017, 02:32:24 PM »
I put an awesome stalk on a deke once that must have floated free of someone's spread as it was all by itself and there wasn't another hunter within probably a mile or more.  I didn't shoot it though.
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Re: Ever had you deks shot at??
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2017, 02:36:07 PM »
I shot decoys before and will shoot them again.

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Re: Ever had you deks shot at??
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2017, 02:57:52 PM »
An archery guy shot one of my Montana elk decoys in the butt once. Glad I wasn't behind it. And a really poor shot for being about 20 yards away.  :chuckle:

That's funny. I know a hunter who shot at an elk decoy.
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Re: Ever had you deks shot at??
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2017, 02:59:25 PM »
I heard a story that a young man was goose hunting solo. Truck pulls up and cracks a shot at a bird standing higher than the others. Turned out a day later they found the kids body. He has a deke on his layout. Idk of its true or not.

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Re: Ever had you deks shot at??
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2017, 04:02:50 PM »
A couple times.    One was by one of those duck sluicers, and another was by two teenage boys with a .22
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Re: Ever had you deks shot at??
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2017, 04:31:02 PM »
My Nana told me this story about my dad after he passed away.  She ended up being a single mom to two boys living in government housing in Freeport, Texas.  My dad loved the outdoors and over the years of hunting and fishing the marshes he had found about a dozen ratty duck decoys.  He had a single shot Sears 12 gauge and was set up duck hunting with his dekes and was around 13 at the time.  This is one year before he ran away with the circus, two years before he ran away to spend the summer working on a fishing boat in the Gulf of Mexico, and two and a half years from being placed in military school.  A jump shooter decided to start sluicing my dad's decoys, prompting my dad to give him an angry "warning shot".  The sluicer had managed to ruin about half of his hard-earned collection of decoys. 
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Re: Ever had you deks shot at??
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2017, 04:43:53 PM »
An archery guy shot one of my Montana elk decoys in the butt once. Glad I wasn't behind it. And a really poor shot for being about 20 yards away.  :chuckle:


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Re: Ever had you deks shot at??
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2017, 05:18:49 PM »
Years ago, out by Coulee City, my father and brother had their field goose dekes peppered by buck shot from a white Jeep Cherokee that was passing by. The vehicle drove past, turned around and came back then shot at their spread. They were both in layout blinds in the decoys. Several silos had holes in them but thankfully that was all.
I had some goof balls putting a stalk on my dove dekes once on public ground. They looked embarrassed when I called them out.  :chuckle:

Yeah- that was my dad and myself. I am pretty sure it was a rifle that he shot with. Hit one full body decoy and a few silhouettes. It was scary- we had decoys set up around the blinds, he could have very easily been aiming at those...
The s#!tty part was that once we jumped up out of the blinds, he peeled out and started grabbing gears down the highway.
I often wonder if he ever thinks about what he did? He doesn't know if his shot hurt or killed anyone...
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Re: Ever had you deks shot at??
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2017, 05:22:14 PM »
These all make me cringe!
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Re: Ever had you deks shot at??
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2017, 07:35:39 AM »
It was around 1996 I had some kids sneak up on my spread and cut loose before I could say anything.  They got 3 shots off each before they could hear me yelling.  They peppered close to a dozen decoys.  They ended up replacing them.  This was the only time this has happened to me other than hunting parterner peppering decoys at times.
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Re: Ever had you deks shot at??
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2017, 08:33:34 AM »
Yes, but it's usually from someone in my hunting group.

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Re: Ever had you deks shot at??
« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2017, 09:01:09 AM »
Back in about 1995 or '96, when I was living in Alaska I had the cops called on me for "Hunting out of season" for shooting at my neighbors single duck decoy with my Red Ryder.  :chuckle: The funniest part is that the person who called it in was the wife of the guy who put the decoy out.  :bash:
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Re: Ever had you deks shot at??
« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2017, 09:16:14 AM »
Yes, but it's usually from someone in my hunting group.
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Re: Ever had you deks shot at??
« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2017, 10:09:32 AM »
Guy I went to highschool with was in central Washington and emptied the magazine of a 10/22 at a decoy spread and a ricochet off the water hit one of the hunters in the butt wounding him.  From what I know about the incident the guy was apprehended, charged, fined, sued and lost hunting privileges. 

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Re: Ever had you deks shot at??
« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2017, 02:33:41 PM »
A few years ago I was duck hunting on public land.  I had a small spread in front of me on a little pond.  I was sitting behind a log and concealed myself with tall grass.  I guess my grass cover was pretty good because I heard a little sound behind me and slowly turned my head around to see a guy in full camo sneaking up on my position.  He was creeping in very slowly and only about 15 yards directly behind me with his gun pointed right over my head.  I wasn't sure what to do.  On the one hand I wanted to call out "Hey Idiot, you're putting the creep on a bunch of plastic - get lost!"  On the other hand I thought, if I startle this guy he's likely to pull the trigger and based on his muzzle position, I could easily get shot.  I decided to stay quiet for a moment.  I waited until he crawled up about 8 feet to my right and when I was satisfied his gun was pointed in a safe direction I sad "They're deeks man." Hearing my voice come out of the grass his body jerked so hard that he lifted up off the ground.  It was pretty funny.  He said something unintelligible and then turned and took off in an awkward half-jog.  I like to think he was rushing off to the outhouse because he lost control but I have no confirmation of this. 

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Re: Ever had you deks shot at??
« Reply #19 on: October 12, 2017, 07:01:44 AM »
 :yeah:
Hilarious.
It's official I asked everyone and from here on out we can say with confirmation he pooped his pants.
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Re: Ever had you deks shot at??
« Reply #20 on: October 12, 2017, 07:43:27 AM »
From this point forward into eternity, his title shall be "Il Deuce".
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Re: Ever had you deks shot at??
« Reply #21 on: October 12, 2017, 08:08:01 AM »
Ive shot my own because I already lost one cripple that morning and wasn't about to lose another about 9 years ago when I lived in cali. Ill admit I have snuck up on single decoys before not realizing they were just free drifters or forgotten ones in a pond never got a shot off after looking closer at them but got a few new decoys.

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Re: Ever had you deks shot at??
« Reply #22 on: October 12, 2017, 05:25:35 PM »
My father and I had really large spread on the Columbia one season. Three fellas came down the river in their sled, and upon seeing the blocks went to full throttle from about a quarter mile out. Straight into the spread they came with two in the prone on the bow. We let it play out. Fortunately no shots fired from either them or us. The embarrassed look was worth it.

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Re: Ever had you deks shot at??
« Reply #23 on: October 13, 2017, 08:03:23 AM »
    I have had people put the sneek on my duck spread, and also have been scoped while goose hunting. looking for neck collars I presume. The only intentional shots ever fired on my decoys were by me. A couple years ago my son and I found this little slough that we figured would be a good early season hunt when water was in short order. It is a spot that I'm pretty sure has never been hunted do to location and the misery it takes to get to it. We new it was gonna be a muddy mess going in, so I took only a couple old junk decoys to toss out, after the hunt when trying to retrieve the decoys I was sinking way to bad to retrieve them. So we shot them to sink em just incase someone might stumble upon are area.

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Re: Ever had you deks shot at??
« Reply #24 on: October 13, 2017, 09:02:53 PM »
Had a guy sneak on a goose spread once. I let him get within about 5 feet of me before I said hi. About crapped himself. He then told me my spread looked like crap and he knew it was fake the whole time, about 20 minutes worth of him sneaking fake. I laughed and told him to have a nice day.


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