View Full Version : Hauling a Doz. Decoys with Avery's Decoy bag
01-13-2005, 08:18 PM
With all the rain in CA we have been getting these last few weeks, we have had to walk into our fields to hunt for geese. There's NO way a truck & trailer or even a 4 wheeler could make it in. Most of our fields we are hunting in are around 300-400 yards off the gravel road, so it's a little bit of a walk to get in, especially with 5-6 doz. GHG Decoys. While hauling our gear out I've been connecting my Avery Decoy bags together for easier hauling. Connecting them so one's in front and one's in back has been a life saver. It's so much easier to haul a Doz. at a time this way. The standard way the strap will fall off my shoulders a few times and if I put the straps around my neck I feel like someone is choking me by the time I get to the spot. This way, it's so much easier. You just have to shorten up the front and back slider so they ride level. When you get there, you just drop the bags and step out of the middle.
Just an FYI for some guys/gals that my be hoofin'it in like we are.
01-13-2005, 08:21 PM
Picture of the connecting straps.
01-13-2005, 08:22 PM
A close up picture.
01-13-2005, 08:28 PM
:TT: Great idea!
01-14-2005, 04:41 AM
That looks much easier than using the pole method that we have been using lately. Each guy can carry a dozen as opposed to a dozen between two guys per trip that we have been using now.
Thanks for the tip...:pl:
01-14-2005, 05:33 AM
I think I may need a couple of those. Anyone have a link to this bag? I looked at the avery site and couldn't find this bag.
01-14-2005, 07:00 AM
I am sure Macks or Cabelas has them.
Jezzolo AKA Isaac
01-14-2005, 07:16 AM
Would also know where to get some. I checked macks and cabelas and can't seem to find any. I called avery about another issue and asked them about the bags and they said they don't sell to anybody (joe schmo) and need to go thru a dealer. I live in the boonies and the nearest dealer is about an hour and half drive (and they usually dont have much).. Please PM me or something if anybody finds out. Thanx Joe
The Baron of Bufflehead
01-14-2005, 07:20 AM
Looks like a great setup. Thanks for sharing the hints!
01-14-2005, 07:27 AM
I know Sportsmans Warehouse has them. One thing to consider is that if you have a Avery dealer near you they should beable to get one for you. I like this bag alot.
01-14-2005, 09:20 AM
I just sent a PM to a couple of you.....
Hope this info helps...
01-14-2005, 10:36 AM
If you are answering the "where can I get these bags" question would you possibly be able to post it here?
Not to start a storm of "me too" post but if you can't post it here would you pm me also.
01-14-2005, 10:50 AM
WOW, That is one great idea!!! The bags that you used are they the Avery 6 slot bags? Thanks
01-14-2005, 11:01 AM
I just talked w/ Cabelas and they said that they did have them in stock.
Link to Avery 6-Slot Full Body Decoy Bag @ Cabelas (http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/product/standard-item.jhtml?id=0027684226940a&navAction=push&navCount=9&indexId=cat20829&podId=0027684&catalogCode=XE&parentId=cat20829&parentType=index&rid=&_DARGS=%2Fcabelas%2Fen%2Fcommon%2Fcatalog%2Fitem-link.jhtml.1_A&_DAV=MainCatcat20712&hasJS=true)
That is a must have for next season. I can usually get 8 bigfoots a trip but have a hard time sliding the GHG through my arms. This will help.
01-14-2005, 02:02 PM
Thats a great idea. Thanks for sharing.
01-14-2005, 06:56 PM
That's a sweet idea. That's why I think this is such a great site, all kinds of great advice and tips.:TT:
01-15-2005, 08:11 AM
Hmmmmm Good idea.
Highball, did you think of this, or hear about it from somebody else? If you did, I think Avery should send you 4 of those bags for free for such a good idea.:uh:
I think maybe this idea qualifies for the "great ideas" forum.
01-15-2005, 12:59 PM
A buddy and myself were playing around with the straps after humping 6 Dozen GHG decoys in a muddy field one day. We were trying to carry them in, on a pole system. Two dozen at a time. We found it was just easyier to individually carry a dozen, like it was a poncho. I'm sure were not the only ones to play around with the straps, but "NO" I (we) haven't seen this done before with these decoy bags....:NW:
Just playing around out of pure desperation..:uh:
I think Avery should send you 4 of those bags for free for such a good idea.
I won't argue with that... :LOL:
01-15-2005, 05:46 PM
It looks like form the photos' that you have the legs still attached in their regular postion, is that right. I didn't know for sure if those bags were big enough to keep the footbase on?, is it a tight fit, or loss? if they are I definilty need to get some.
Great info post as well.
01-15-2005, 08:24 PM
I didn't know for sure if those bags were big enough to keep the footbase on?,
Yes, you can leave the bases still attached. The GHG "Looker" style decoy is a little tight, but the "Active's and Feeder's" there no problem.
01-16-2005, 06:16 PM
Have to get some next fall, those will keep my decoys in better shape for a longer period of time
Jezzolo AKA Isaac
06-02-2005, 06:57 PM
we should put this in the great idea section!! Even though it wasnt my idea!!:TT:
06-02-2005, 07:09 PM
I thought we did but I'll do it now...:ST:
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