New Dakotas

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  1. jd6400

    jd6400 Elite Refuge Member

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    How have the new one piece lessers eva plastic held up for you guys,pros cons?
    I really like my dakotas and want to add these little guys for next year.
    Here that Dewayne?
     
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    Big Bad Wolf Elite Refuge Member

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    Their 2012 decoys should be out sometime by the spring of 2014.

    They are just following Averys already proven business model. Design, advertise, promote, promise, and dont deliver.
     
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    flagem2 Senior Refuge Member

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    Rogers has them as does cabelas.
     
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    I wouldn't trust their customer service enough to give them 1 penny.

    I bought 6 xfd's at the beginning of this season. After bagging them in individual bags, then in the 6 slot bag that came in them, I now have 6 decoys that will be thrown in the garbage because they're unusable.

    When I contacted Dakota's owner, I was told "unfortunately all xfd's do this, it's the nature of the beast". I was then sent a link to a video showing how to reprint them.

    2004 Avery fullbodies all over again.

    From now on, it's only bigfoot, real geese and DSD.
     
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    goose knuckle Senior Refuge Member

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    At the beginning of this season, I bought real geese, Bigfoots (fullbodies and sleepers), Dakota's and Dave Smith's (lessers and honkers). I have hunted 31 days so far over using these decoys. I will give a full report on each at the end of our season.
     
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    Rogers has xfd's? Cabelas?
     
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    I have 12 dozen of the one piece lessers, or "life size" as they are called. I am very happy with them. I bought 6 dozen last year and 6 this year. They have held up really well considering I do not bag them or treat them very nice at all. Although I am not happy with the snow and blue decoys I bought from them, the one piece lessers are really nice.

    The 2012 models are a softer plastic and even nicer than the original design
     
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    I have a dozen of the painted and I am using these more and more. The one-piece design and portability makes them great. The new EVA plastic like a bigfoot is a nice addition as well. Where I live we can't drive on public land unload decoys and come back and park. We have to walk everything out which is where these are coming in handy.
     
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    Along with another company..............
     

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