better decoy deicing method

Discussion in 'Goose Hunting Forum' started by blackstorm, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. Morgan12

    Morgan12 Refuge Member

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    Just use the booze. it got all the frost off of my jet its cheap and wont hurt the flocking trust me. It works
     
  2. Big Bad Wolf

    Big Bad Wolf Elite Refuge Member

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    I would just use mineral spirits in a sprayer.
     
  3. Ferg1

    Ferg1 Senior Refuge Member

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    I saw them using isopropyl on one of the zink videos. Havent tried it yet but i plan on it.
     
  4. BFG

    BFG Senior Refuge Member

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    Only on the male goose decoys. I noticed the female decoys get vinegar and water.
     
  5. Ferg1

    Ferg1 Senior Refuge Member

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    What about the juvenile decoys? I didnt pay that much attention :joker
     
  6. fowlwhacker

    fowlwhacker Elite Refuge Member

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    I keep two brushes in my lock box in the back of the pickup truck all hunting season. One is a fireplace brush and the other is a brush for cleaning snow off your vehicle. Have found that unless you are using silo's in the snow all the decoys whether flocked or not need to have the snow knocked off. I haven't really come to the conclusion as to whether I prefer the dry or wet snow when it comes to cleanup. I can say that it never fails that when nothing is flying and we think we should clean the snow off the deeks a flock comes out of no where wanting in real bad. Never leave the blind or pit without the gun strapped to your back or you will have birds lock up and light right in while you are standing in the deeks.
     
  7. sherri

    sherri New Member

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    we are having the same problem... I saw on another forum that they have used pam , wd-40 and one guy said de-ice by avery.. but I haven't been able to find the de-ice so we are going to try the pam
     
  8. Rick Hall

    Rick Hall Elite Refuge Member

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    Sounds like a mess in the making.
     
  9. marbleye

    marbleye Senior Refuge Member

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    Gas or battery leaf blower, works well for field spreads.
     

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