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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-19-2012, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
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homemade goose decoys?

anyone have any luck with homemade canadian decoys? I would like to craft a few and found some ideas on the web, if anyone has and would like to share how they did it would be greatly appreciated.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-19-2012, 03:14 PM
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Re: homemade goose decoys?

you mean like silhouettes?

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-19-2012, 03:30 PM Thread Starter
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Re: homemade goose decoys?

Yeah or any other style. I plan on making silhouettes cause they seam to be the easiest, just cut em out and paint them.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-19-2012, 05:07 PM
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Re: homemade goose decoys?

I have been debating on making silos but I think after time and costs it would be more efficient to buy them. Plus they would prob look more realistic then what I would paint.
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Re: homemade goose decoys?

"pretty" isn't always needed to kill birds, but I don't want to get into that debate. Very time consuming, but if ya got the time, it can be pretty cheap compared to the commercial silo's.
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Re: homemade goose decoys?

shot a lot of geese over homemade silouttes...wish I still had them, they were something my Dad and I made together some time ago....
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-19-2012, 10:47 PM
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Re: homemade goose decoys?

We made 18 doz black and whites this summer. Made out of luan plywood and they're costing us about $2.50/decoy. Not as realistic as Real Geese but I don't think it matters in the situations we'll be using them. PM me your email if you want pics or more details
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Re: homemade goose decoys?

A long time ago Storm (dmccoy1) told me "Decoys aren't made to look good to birds, they are made to get people to buy them." I've hunted over his sillos with success. I've also shot snows over homemade sock decoys and ducks over homemade foam decoys. I believe that more lifelike the better, but location is more important.
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