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Coho
08-08-2000, 11:20 PM
You get 1 doz. Herters Millennium photo silos(mag), 1 doz Herters shells(mag),1 flag and 2 hovering/landing Northwinds geese on poles. Price $199 includes shipping.

Or 2 doz silos(as above),6 Herters Full bodies, 6 Pro shell, 1 flag and 2 hovering Northwinds. $299

$300 is about my limit. Are these good starter sets or should I get 2 doz outlaws?

10gaDago
08-08-2000, 11:27 PM
I say, GO FOR BROKE! Get the big dog! I'm starting out new to and dont have much yet. Wish I could get more. I'd get the absolute most you could afford to start, that way you wont have to try and save more $ for later. Good luck.

Flocknocker
08-08-2000, 11:47 PM
Coho you might want to buy just one of those photo decoy you are talking about and take a look at them. Just a word to the wise.

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Norris
08-09-2000, 12:39 AM
Coho, I agree with Flocknocker. You may want to order one of those silos, just to see if you think it is what you need. Take a look at the classified section of “waterfowler.com”. Dave Larsen has some Mr2 Silos for sale at $69.00 per dz. I know some people who use those and they get geese. Also I saw a listing for 2dz Mag Outlaws. My experience has been that I have always regretted not getting the “better” product the first time. It ends up costing me more in the long run. I would go for the outlaws. If you are able to hunt with a buddy that has decoys you will have quality decoys to contribute to the spread. Good Luck. http://64.176.94.12/ubb/biggrin.gif http://64.176.94.12/ubb/biggrin.gif http://64.176.94.12/ubb/biggrin.gif

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puddlejumper
08-09-2000, 09:56 AM
Coho, if you want my opinion, I really don't like the looks of the herters goose dekes - too much brown color, IMHO. Not to say they wouldn't suck in the birds, and their sets are pretty well priced. I think you'd be happier in the long run by just purchasing a doz. magnum shells by G&H (or carry-lite if you prefer) and maybe a doz. silos. You can make a flag for about $10 yourself, and then you can add motion dekes later if necessary. I would buy the "stand-by" stuff first (G&H shells, RealGeese or Outlaw silos, maybe a Bigfoot or two) and then build on your spread as time passes.

Bottom line, the other guys made good points. Buy the top quality stuff first, because you'll probably end up buying it later anyway.



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BRANTA
08-09-2000, 11:46 AM
I would start with the foots even if it was a doz. or so and build on to them each season after. I think I would rather have a few good looking decoys rather than a bunch of ones that are not. just my two cents

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wyfarrell
08-09-2000, 01:42 PM
Sillies are great in certain situations, but really can suck at times. In the right light its hard to tell my sillies(Real geese and outlaws) from a bike reflector on a stick. I agree with Saunders and go with the footers at first. I've bought Higdon's also, which are great dekes, but the paint isn't nearly as good as a big foot. You know what they say about opinions...

Go4Ducks2
08-09-2000, 04:46 PM
You can get ya a piece of 1/8" masonite,cut out your own about 16 to a 4x8 sheet and paint em up, black and white works for us, if ya wanna get your numbers up to mix in with some outlaws and shells. Just food for thought.

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