Expensive Decoys

Discussion in 'Decoy Forum' started by Susky Ducker, Jul 24, 2017.

  1. Montauker

    Montauker Elite Refuge Member

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    The best deal ever on decoys was Avery's hotbuys. 2 bucks a piece when they first came out (paint jokes aside). You can still routinely get cheap decoys on craigslist that a little TLC will make into fine gunners.

    What did Herter's/G&H used to go for, I don't ever recall them being cheap. How does that compare to inflation?

    I love how we're all conservative thinking free market folks, except for decoys, trucks and gasoline and god forbid leases. Duck hunting has never been a poor man's game. You've read one too many Gordon McQuarrie stories...
     
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  2. por boy

    por boy Senior Refuge Member

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    Black milk jugs and six decoys.
     
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  3. Tailfeathers

    Tailfeathers Elite Refuge Member

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    I use a dozen of each of these.
     
  4. seiowa

    seiowa Elite Refuge Member

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    I'm no prostaffer, I don't have a YouTube channel, no Instagram account or facebook page. I don't shoot limits every time out and I sometimes sit hours without firing a gun.

    But I kill plenty of birds in a seasons time over a handful of mismatched cheap tanglefrees and some old as balls grab bag decoys some as old as the 1980s, and the hen mallards look like junk cuz I spray painted them flat brown and flat orange bill. Be still, don't be an idiot on the call (less is often more), scout, and use a jerk cord and you'll kill birds.

    But I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.
     
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  5. Rick Hall

    Rick Hall Elite Refuge Member

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    So what's your problem? Quit your crying and hunt over trash bags and silhouettes.
     
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  6. Susky Ducker

    Susky Ducker Refuge Member

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    Those are too expensive for what they are too lol..... It's my post and I'll cry if I want to, cry if I want to.
     
  7. Rick Hall

    Rick Hall Elite Refuge Member

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    Sweet Chereaux is out buying trash bags right now, and you might try her route: Dollar General and coupons.
     
  8. GUNNERX2

    GUNNERX2 Elite Refuge Member

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    Thumbing through the last issue of Wildfowl (equipment issue) just look at the prices of guns, decoys, waders & clothing. Talk about sticker shock. Fortunately, I really don't HAVE to buy any thing new but for those that do, grab your ankles.
     
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  9. KID CREOLE

    KID CREOLE Elite Refuge Member

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    Complain about the price of decoys yet shoot a $1500 semi auto
    Complain about the price of decoys yet drive a $70,000 crew cab
    Complain about the price of decoys yet wear a $400 jacket

    LMAO, I wear black hoodies I buy from Amazon, drive a 17 year old truck and shoot a rusty 870

    Carry on girls
     
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  10. seiowa

    seiowa Elite Refuge Member

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    Amen. My gun is a 1984 Remington 870 with a $20 choke tube that hasnt been removed in years and my hunting vehicle is a 2005 Wrangler. I am a man of simple tastes. If it works when it should, its good enough for me
     
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