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Old 11-10-2010, 01:26 PM
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Just wandering which decoy's everybody thinks is the best buy and what's your input on the new GHG's
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Old 11-10-2010, 02:28 PM
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hot buy mallards are cheap and actually last pretty well IMO. I have 4 yr old ones that still look good, though I find myself using my Drake decoys without keels for long hikes to the swamp
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Old 11-10-2010, 05:24 PM
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GHG decoys are a good product. Price is average. That is all I have used the last 7 yrs. Divers, Geese, Puddlers. I used FFD geese. I have over 200 duck decoys And 24 FFD and they all are GHG. Money well spend.
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Old 11-10-2010, 05:49 PM
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Yeah them GHG look awesome and I have recently orderd some from macks I was just wandering how people thought they held up but everything sounds good so far
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Old 11-10-2010, 06:00 PM
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Try Gandermountain They have price breaks 3 or doz. and free shipping. That will save you alot of money.

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Try Dakota they are awesome and tuff.
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G&h.
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Old 11-10-2010, 07:26 PM
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G & H all the way for mallards. I never had any luck with paint staying on any of the GHG stuff I bought. Some buddies of mine have G & H's that 10 + years old and still look good.
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Old 11-10-2010, 08:18 PM
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Decoys are like women and Guns. Everyone likes diferent kinds.

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Old 11-10-2010, 08:29 PM
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You hit the nail on the head Mr.Larry and it so happens i like Beretta's,Blonde's, and GHG's
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Cherokee Sports Decoys There Great .
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Personally I think GHG look better, but there is no doubt they are lower quality decoys than the G&H decoys. GHG is made in China, G&H is made in Oklahoma, so I think that explains why. I have hunted over both. If you are on a budget buy the cheaper GHG decoys. If you can afford $100/DOZEN, buy the G&H. I have killed ducks over both, so I don't know that they have a preference.
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Herters Armoried Decoys are the best I have ever used. These are the first with the duck photo finish. You can shot them and they want sink or tilt. I don't know if they still make them. They ride high in the water and look like real ducks on the water. The last I bought were from Cabela's. They are up medium priced but they are worth it. I bought my son in law a dozen and want to give him another dozen for Christmas this year but I can't find them in the Cabela's book.
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G&H all the way simply put the last an the paint stays on i have six dozens all mixed mallards,pintails,gadwall,an weidgon
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google areo oudoors check out the full curls decoys.flocked heads and tails.they are pricey but as about real as it gets.
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Back when I used plastics G&H were all I hunted over. Have some that have 12 or 13 hard seasons on them and paint is still in great shape. If I went back to plastic that's what I would get.
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google areo oudoors check out the full curls decoys.flocked heads and tails.they are pricey but as about real as it gets.
WOW just looked them up and your right they are bout as real as they get they look awesome
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They are a good looking decoys. has anyone use them. are they tough and does the flocking whole up.

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Never used them but they do look good. G & H is the way to go. I'd get less to start with and add more as possible...getting a quality product that will last
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google areo oudoors check out the full curls decoys.flocked heads and tails.they are pricey but as about real as it gets.
I have 3 dozen Full Curls and they are outstanding. G&H comes in second. I also like GHG Full bodies- they add some movement and realism to any spread. (especially on the bank, on a sandbar or in super shallow water)..
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I'd get less to start with and add more as possible...getting a quality product that will last
Great advice. No telling how many old mallard decoys get tossed or repainted as coots by guys who grow into the sport and realize the cheapo Academy decoys just won't cut the mustard. I know that I fell victim to this as I was getting started. I bought some nicer ones of this species and that species, next thing I knew I had more decoys in my man shack than will be in Georgia on opening day.

Of course, I am about to go back out to the shop and build myself a hot wire foam cutter to start making my own foam decoys. The Cherokee decoys are the only ones I have seen out there who will dance on the water in a light breeze the way that some keel-less foam decoys will. I guess that I have a problem, I just don't want to admit it yet.
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Old 11-11-2010, 09:37 PM
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Carefull with Gander. Took 7 weeks from when I received my decoys untill they actually fixed the order of missing decoys.
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Old 11-11-2010, 09:38 PM
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GHG FFD Canada goose decoys improved my Canada Goose spread. I kill more geese now than ever before. Flocking works. I just put flock heads on my GHG mallards. They make the decoy even more life light. This is the first time I have seen the Areo decoys. You are right about the nicer decoys. But I dont have any problems with GHG Decoys And I am rough on them. The hot buys decoys I think they use cheaper paint on them I have a doz of them and the paint is come off them. I have over 200 GHG decoys from Bluebills, redheads, woodies,Pro grade goose floaters,Buffleheads, ringnecks , FFD goose decoys and full body Mallards. And I have no problem with them. But that is me. Buy the ones you like and can afford. Gander MTN sales different brands , the best thing is there is no shipping charges on decoys that will save a bunch money. The money saved on shipping you can buy more decoys are up grade to something better. Or Put savings in the gas tank. Good luck this season.
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Nitro Thank you for your info.
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