Dive Bombs and froze ground ?

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  1. Native NV Ducker

    Native NV Ducker Mod-Duck Hunters Forum, Classifieds, and 2 others Moderator Flyway Manager

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    It's just a guide. It just sits there. Set it down, pound your two holes, pick it up, place deke. Repeat.
     
  2. prairie hunter

    prairie hunter Elite Refuge Member

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    For some reason some people cannot grasp the template idea that Native suggests.

    I would suggest that the template be made from a small piece of marine plywood with the two guide holes drilled into it. Add a handle to ease in moving around. Spay paint it blaze orange or neon green to that you can easily spot it and/or add a reflective sticker to ease in spotting it if set down and misplaced in the dark.

    One template for each drill being used.
     
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  3. Native NV Ducker

    Native NV Ducker Mod-Duck Hunters Forum, Classifieds, and 2 others Moderator Flyway Manager

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    You could probably use a thick pole as a handle/brace set in the middle. Give you something to lean against instead of having to kneel down to drill. Holes on either side. Bright color is a good idea too.
     
  4. goosenazi

    goosenazi Elite Refuge Member

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    IMG_0936.JPG Down sides: thin wire stakes get bent making it more difficult to line up two holes even with a template, drilling two holes instead of one, decoys are shiny; shallow holes or larger holes in wind results in decoy movement and flash flaring birds.

    I would make your own out of coroplast. Single heavy duty stake. Added contrast. I ran 4 dz customs and 4 dz divebombs for nearly 3 weeks this year. Over 90% of birds landed in the customs.
     
  5. huntaholic21

    huntaholic21 Senior Refuge Member

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    Could you post up some close ups of the customs? I've been debating either painting or flocking all my silos into black and whites. Mix of db's, rg's and big als.
     
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    Cut one of the stakes off so that it's about an inch long.
     
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    goosenazi Elite Refuge Member

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    IMG_1063.JPG From todays hunt. I will take a few close ups tomorrow if I remember
     
  8. goosenazi

    goosenazi Elite Refuge Member

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    I usually run the color painted customs like in both pictures above. I hope to have all the b&ws done for next season. Maybe @dvegas can post up a closeup of his customs.
     
  9. dvegas

    dvegas Senior Refuge Member

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    Well Nazi since you asked...

    As you can all probably tell these are truly "custom" decoys. Each is hand painted with pain staking care and precision.
     

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    dvegas Senior Refuge Member

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    If the sun is out I will try to get some action photos later today
     

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