Dakota packable decoys

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  1. Billy Bob

    Billy Bob Elite Refuge Member

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    That idea has been around since the early 80's. I've seen it from several companies over the years and it's never turned out well. They always develop fold seams, cracks and stop coming back to shape. They are a great idea but just never seem to work as advertised for more than a season, if that. First brand I tried I sent back for a refund within a month, second batch went to the landfill after a season. The last time a collapsible duck decoy worked was the old rubber N&B but they were heavy and not realistic. I still have a bunch that I use to this day.
     
  2. Green Duck Truck

    Green Duck Truck Washington State Moderator Moderator

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    Yep, I've got a pretty good collection of the old Plasti-Duks. I used to stick 5 or 6 in a backpack for extreme hikes. They weren't great, but you could jam them into a pack, and I shot some ducks over them. N&Bs and Victor paper mache decoys is what my Dad had when I started hunting. Good memories connected with them.

    When it comes to Dakota packables, I'm slightly intrigued, but not sold. I've never been a Dakota fan. Several reasons, but one is that I don't think I could stand looking at those high heads for an entire hunt. I realize that is "picking-nits," but so be it. If they made their packables look like the newer dabblers, I'd probably break down and try some. Just my opinion.
     
  3. stevena198301

    stevena198301 Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    Just saw these on MPW site. Any update on them from someone who has them? I agree, I wish they had low heads and feeders. I do like the brighter colors. Look brighter than the Nomads. I'd be happy with 12 packable "no heads", honestly... No one offers that.
     
  4. Native NV Ducker

    Native NV Ducker Mod-Duck Hunters Forum, Classifieds, and 2 others Moderator Flyway Manager

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    Got an e-mail that Rogers has these back in stock. Bout $110 per doz. No 1/2doz packs in stock tho
     
  5. Winchester 1897

    Winchester 1897 Elite Refuge Member

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    Molded off of Rd Snyder's decoys! I really like my inflataducks.
     
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    negooseman Elite Refuge Member

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    must be a millennial, they seem to have issues.
     
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  7. marshmob

    marshmob Elite Refuge Member

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    I definitely like the idea of a lighter weight decoy but any packable makes me think of all the issues white rock had with theirs.
     
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  8. Cocklebur

    Cocklebur Senior Refuge Member

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    Agreed, I had some white rock collapsable speck decoys. They were garbage. The material was cheap and they never fully came back to form. After this experience I am hesitant to try another collapsable decoy.
     
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  9. Rice Hunter

    Rice Hunter Senior Refuge Member

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    Some of my crew ordered a few dozen I hear. Well put some shells down range at them, bust them out of the ice and run over them with a ranger. We'll give 'em a proper test and I'll report back.
     
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  10. California Flyway

    California Flyway Elite Refuge Member

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    Advice to New Member,

    Welcome to the Fuge and stick around and settle in, plenty to learn here. :tu

    I have been thinking about those inflatables too for a pack in marsh I hunt. Oddly, I wish they were a little plainer looking.
     

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