Dakota packable decoys

Discussion in 'Decoy Forum' started by JKDtraditional, Sep 7, 2017.

  1. Billy Bob

    Billy Bob Elite Refuge Member

    Mar 8, 2007
    That idea has been around since the early 80's. I've seen it from several companies over the years and it's never turned out well. They always develop fold seams, cracks and stop coming back to shape. They are a great idea but just never seem to work as advertised for more than a season, if that. First brand I tried I sent back for a refund within a month, second batch went to the landfill after a season. The last time a collapsible duck decoy worked was the old rubber N&B but they were heavy and not realistic. I still have a bunch that I use to this day.
  2. Green Duck Truck

    Green Duck Truck Washington State Moderator Moderator

    Apr 14, 2008
    Yaki-Vegas, Washington
    Yep, I've got a pretty good collection of the old Plasti-Duks. I used to stick 5 or 6 in a backpack for extreme hikes. They weren't great, but you could jam them into a pack, and I shot some ducks over them. N&Bs and Victor paper mache decoys is what my Dad had when I started hunting. Good memories connected with them.

    When it comes to Dakota packables, I'm slightly intrigued, but not sold. I've never been a Dakota fan. Several reasons, but one is that I don't think I could stand looking at those high heads for an entire hunt. I realize that is "picking-nits," but so be it. If they made their packables look like the newer dabblers, I'd probably break down and try some. Just my opinion.
  3. stevena198301

    stevena198301 Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

    Jan 6, 2015
    HSV, Alabama
    Just saw these on MPW site. Any update on them from someone who has them? I agree, I wish they had low heads and feeders. I do like the brighter colors. Look brighter than the Nomads. I'd be happy with 12 packable "no heads", honestly... No one offers that.

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