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  1. stevena198301

    stevena198301 Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    I intend to buy a dozen CHEAP gadwall dekes. Purpose is for a couple of river hunts this year, and maybe next. My question... These dekes worry me about paint coming off really soon. I held them in my hands, and the paint feels pretty awful. Anyone have any? Worth the cost, or go with a little more expensive/better alternatives?
     
  2. gwdecoys

    gwdecoys Elite Refuge Member

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    buy cheap, expect those type results.
     
  3. creedsduckman

    creedsduckman Elite Refuge Member

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    I agree with George. I try to live by "you get what you pay for". Trust your gut.
     
  4. Billy Bob

    Billy Bob Elite Refuge Member

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    GHG lifesize Gadwall are $50 for 6. They work well enough for me when I hunt an area where Gadwall are edible. Higdon standards are $45. I don't think you will get decent Gadwall decoys cheaper.
     
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  5. GUNNERX2

    GUNNERX2 Elite Refuge Member

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    It's been a couple of years but when I gave them the fingernail test, they failed miserably.
     
  6. Mean Gene

    Mean Gene Moderator Moderator Flyway Manager

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    For only 2 hunts this year it makes zero difference what you get. They won't lose all their paint in 2 hunts.
     
  7. captaininsano050

    captaininsano050 Senior Refuge Member

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    This right here. Buy once cry once.
     
  8. Cocklebur

    Cocklebur Senior Refuge Member

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    I agree with the others that have posted, you get what you pay for. Buy quality, nothing worse than cheap decoys that leak and chip and are overall crap.
     

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