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Discussion in 'Decoy Forum' started by W&W, Feb 5, 2018.

  1. W&W

    W&W New Member

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    I took a look at those Dixie Decoys. They have the classic look without the price. I think Ill get a dozen and test their durability. It will give me something to do in the off season without totally emptying my bank account.
     
  2. Montauker

    Montauker Elite Refuge Member

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    I really like the Dixies. I bought a dozen and will probably buy another dozen this Spring.

    I gotta clear out some older stuff though.
     
  3. Big Gun

    Big Gun Senior Refuge Member

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    Boy, I sure do have some pretty Millennium Herters Bluebills in the basement. They are just part of my varied collection of Herter's.
     
  4. theduckguru

    theduckguru Elite Refuge Member

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    Herters made a really good decoy for the open water hunter. Herters decoys never were a great choice to toss in a bag and carry in - although in later years they produced a Suc-Duc decoy that was light for that purpose.

    The foam decoys are very durable, easily repaired and painted, and handle waves very well. The plastic decoys were built like a tank. If I was a lake hunter, I would still be using Herters decoys.

    Herters was also producing full body Canada goose field decoys in 1970 - well ahead of the market.

    Sad day when they went under.
     
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  5. W&W

    W&W New Member

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    You guys are making me want to buy some Herters just to say that I have some.
     
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  6. NOLUCK

    NOLUCK Senior Refuge Member

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    As it goes with anything else they are worth whatever someone will pay for them. They are actually a piece of waterfowl history. There is NO hunting decoy worth $250.00 a dozen. Especially ones that are going to get holes put in them.
     
  7. musher

    musher Elite Refuge Member

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    I like Herters decoys. I have several dozen of various sizes. Every year I coat some and repaint. Eventually I’ll have a pretty big spread of reworked Herters.

    The heads are the problem. I’ve replaced a lot with Homer heads. Can’t say nothing but good about the Homer heads and decoy bodies.
     
  8. Rubberhead

    Rubberhead Elite Refuge Member

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    Herter's decoys are like redheaded women. At first, you really don't get what everybody's talking about. Then, for one reason or another you give 'em a try. After that, nothing else will do...

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  9. lax

    lax Elite Refuge Member

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    $250 dz for Herter's seems fair considering what some will pay for .40 cent Chinese plastic.
     
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  10. W&W

    W&W New Member

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    I will say, those are some good ole classic, traditional lookin' decoys, Rubberhead. Its gotta be a good feeling killin birds over those.
     

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