Zink decoys

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  1. RNI

    RNI Refuge Member

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    I have only seen pictures, but read a review somewhere. It made me believe they had to be inflated. Is that correct or incorrect. They sure look good in the pictures I've seen. Thanks in advance for any information you can share.
     
  2. mudhen

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    Yes, they need to be inflated via a little post style peg, like the old vinyl duck decoys. They are heavy, and fold only so much, but unless shot, holes should be fairly hard to make. Nice decoy. I may get one for travel, as my DSD hen is fairly hard to fly with :)

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    Really? The new Zink Turkey decoy needs to be inflated?
     
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    Yep, and not getting terribly good reviews from what I have read so far. Nice looking, but the valve is not working that well so far.

    But, it does look nice, and maybe the valve will be fine over time, or with a little dish soap or something like that :)

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    I will stick with the DSD turkey decoys. Made in the USA, extremely lifelike and well made.
     
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    Last thing I want or need is a case of blowers cramp at 5:00 in the morning :l
     
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    What about a stray pellet or two? Wouldn't want that either! :doh
     
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    No doubt, but the decoy that I saw, doesn't look like one of the Cherokee plastic decoy's, it appears to be more robust.
    I have to get one in my hands to take a look at it.
     
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    Where are you guys seeing the reviews at? I'm interested in reading up on the decoy. I've seen a couple of them in stores and they look as real as it gets. To me they look just as good as the DSD, but the added benefit of being able to fold it. They look really tough too and have incredible detail. But if guys are having trouble with the valve stem and them not staying inflated...I want nothing to do with them. I honestly didn't like the idea of the inflatable deal anyway, as I really like to run and gun, but was willing to give it a try. Now I'm kinda having second thoughts.
     

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