If you had to use only one goose decoy in your spread, what would you use? Silhouettes, full bodies, windsocks, shell?
Agreed! My buddy and I have a spread of over 100 deeks and they are about 25% mags and super mags. I think size of the spread and the decoys and of course setup plays a much bigger role in success than does realism. The big deeks are seen from far off (important where we are) realism and detail play no real role there as they are too far off to appreciated the wonderful paint job or whatever.sexyspak said:I would use magnums. Now what's better? Having 50 decoys set up, but the geese are to far away to see them. Or having 25 magnums and they can be seen way the hell off. Geese have very bad depth perception, and the time they realize there big fake magnum decoys, there dead. And that the way I like it.
Wow i couldnt agree more i think that a lot of us (hunters) believe that the better our decoys look the better chance of getting them in and in fact its not that, its the time invested to the sport. Ive heard of many ppl saying that they went out with little next to nothing and still could get them in. it was the time scouting that brought them in. And yes i do agree with that at million miles away who cares about how real they look. You could spray paint a car to look like a goose and hunt out of that and prolly still get them. Whats up with hunting videos?? they hunt in Canada where guns are basicly not to be found and they are shooting at Geese that havent seen a decoy for the past 5 months.. all the videos do is put it into ur mind that u need BFs and/or the most expensive blind and tungsten shells. I say hunt with what works and id rather get more bang for my buck although i do have BFs i got them with a discount from Cabela's and that makes them just as cheap as the GHG decoysPersonally, I think we (hunters) tend to get too caught up in the realism-marketing gimmick.