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I've hunted for a few years with Big Foots, and am looking for something to liven up the spread to bring in bigger flocks. I saw the string-o-wings (a line of goose kites, essentially) in Cabela's cata :?: log and wondered if they actually work, or if it'll scare off wary geese. Thoughts?
 
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Don't waste your money. Learn to properly use a flag (on a pole), and use flappers.

string-o-wings are loud, annoying, and look like crap if you ask me.
 
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The Kites work well due to they imitate wing movement of the geese.You can get them @ Gander Mountain for under $20.00.
We have had a good yr w/ hunting and are waiting for the next season to open on Sat. 9 / 20......Welive in Michigan and found they that perfer large open areas ( corn & wheat feilds )
 
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The Kites work well due to they imitate wing movement of the geese.You can get them @ Gander Mountain for under $20.00.
We have had a good yr w/ hunting and are waiting for the next season to open on Sat. 9 / 20......Welive in Michigan and found they that perfer large open areas ( corn & wheat feilds )
 
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Make your own! I get cheap cotton material (white for snow goose, for example) from a sewing shop, make squares, cut them in half to make triangles (same wing width as geese or larger), and tie em up to a piece of string or cord. Tie the cord ends to cut branches (straight ones) and place downwind of your decoys. Some times I make a "V" by adding another stick somewhere in the middle and moving it further up than the ends. Geese seem to come in with much less caution than without a string of wings, and sometimes I get up to a thousand of them or more coming in to take a look.
 

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Flags are better!!! I have heard alot about those string-o-wings, all of it bad. Get a few T-flags or lander flags. Or try a "Double Death" flag from Macks PW. It is a 9' pole with two lander flags on it. That is what we are going to use this year. If you want more movement try a flapper from higdon.
 

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I to have built my own. I drilled two holes in my shell decoy and screwed 2 wood sticks with black cloth on them for wings and put a spring in the middle of the wing with a string tied to both of the wings and I just pull on the string and the wings flap. It doesn't look all too great up close but 25 yards away it looks great. Good luck
 
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we hunt snows in central ark. and use 9 sets of those wings set up like geese working the spread. works best later in season and with less wind
 

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I bought a flag this year, my first year of goos hunting, and watched a flock (about 15 or so ) turn 90 degrees to come right over the top of me. They were about 150 yards out, I couldn't even cover myself with camo they turned so fast. So I guess flagging works. I will have two next year. :)
 

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string-o-wings work great! the original string-o-wings were noisy, but they have been improved upon and are incredible! I was hunting late season geese that were overly wary and our hunting party filled our tags in less than a half hour just using string-o-wings! After we set-up I saw a flock of about 100 turn to our decoys from more than a mile away! They are well worth the money, and I never will hunt without them again. They work well mixing them with other decoys as well, and set them in varying heights.
 

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i have had the string o wings for two years and in the past two weeks they have brought in the geese from the local golf course that rarely break there flight pattern. they maybe noisy but i would never leave home with out them
 
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