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#2751686 - Sun Aug 19 2012 11:41 AM homemade goose decoys?
stewdog Offline
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Registered: Sat Jan 21 2012
Posts: 136
Loc: berks county,pa
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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#2751711 - Sun Aug 19 2012 12:14 PM Re: homemade goose decoys? [Re: stewdog]
Killin'time Offline
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Registered: Fri Oct 23 2009
Posts: 3266
Loc: SC Pennsylvania
you mean like silhouettes?
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#2751719 - Sun Aug 19 2012 12:30 PM Re: homemade goose decoys? [Re: stewdog]
stewdog Offline
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Registered: Sat Jan 21 2012
Posts: 136
Loc: berks county,pa
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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#2751799 - Sun Aug 19 2012 02:07 PM Re: homemade goose decoys? [Re: stewdog]
gheadboy Offline
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Registered: Tue Nov 18 2003
Posts: 1786
Loc: PA
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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#2751817 - Sun Aug 19 2012 02:26 PM Re: homemade goose decoys? [Re: stewdog]
dmccoy1 Offline
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Registered: Thu Nov 18 2004
Posts: 4189
Loc: Chester Co.
"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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#2752037 - Sun Aug 19 2012 07:05 PM Re: homemade goose decoys? [Re: stewdog]
jimmyt Offline
old hand

Registered: Sat Jul 22 2006
Posts: 954
Loc: nw pa
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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#2752079 - Sun Aug 19 2012 07:47 PM Re: homemade goose decoys? [Re: stewdog]
EKS Offline
apprentice

Registered: Wed Mar 07 2012
Posts: 13
Loc: PA
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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#2752383 - Mon Aug 20 2012 12:20 AM Re: homemade goose decoys? [Re: stewdog]
zkoutdoors Offline
enthusiast

Registered: Mon Oct 04 2010
Posts: 480
Loc: PA
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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