Expensive Decoys

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  1. Susky Ducker

    Susky Ducker Refuge Member

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    I need to man vent

    I know it's been talked about and know it isn't going to change anytime soon. But the price of decoys are ridiculous and they're resale value is crazy as well. I'm a big component of the free market. But the raw material and overseas manufacturing is so cheap to be charging these prices. Someone has to come out with a decently priced decoys. $300+ per dozen is insane. Everyone is always going crazy over REALISM. You realize people kill geese over silhouette (literally pictures of birds on a stick) and even trash bags. I'm blessed to have a good paying job. But I don't know how the average hunter does it. I hate spending that much money on principle

    Alright I'm done crying. But I'm still mad
     
  2. Rangerbob

    Rangerbob Senior Refuge Member

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    As long as there are people out there stupid enough to pay the price then it will just keep going up. But it is not just decoys, it is everything related to hunting.
     
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  3. creedsduckman

    creedsduckman Elite Refuge Member

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    It won't be long before the average guy, like myself, will be priced out of hunting.
     
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    Tailfeathers Elite Refuge Member

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    We'll be holding each other up at the ramp for decoys and leaving your $2,000 shotgun.
     
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  5. H20DAD

    H20DAD Elite Refuge Member

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    I haven't hunted geese in almost 20 years. Are they decoy shy these days?

    Back when I hunted them you were either where they wanted to go and you slayed them or you weren't where they wanted to go and you didn't kill them.

    Has that changed?
     
  6. Susky Ducker

    Susky Ducker Refuge Member

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    People use to kill geese over half painted tires and wooden heads. I guess the tread gave them the REALISM :l
     
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  7. Fowler267

    Fowler267 Elite Refuge Member

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    Any idiot can buy a few dozen expensive decoys and try to play the part... Try showing up with old Flambeau and G/H and show them up!
     
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    buck_master_2001 Elite Refuge Member

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    Add in the fact that everyone wants to lease ground now and it's a recipie for disaster. Greed will hurt us all.
     
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  9. Sault Ste. Marie

    Sault Ste. Marie Elite Refuge Member

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    My dad saw this coming. He died in '74. He told me that before long hunting would become a rich man's sport (and that was when a box of Winchester or Remingington high base shells sold for $3).
     
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    SB2MAG Elite Refuge Member

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    Personally I look at decoys as investments. Take care of your stuff and it will last forever. I have two dozen Bigfoot goose decoys from 1995 plus three dozen outlaw silhouette goose decoys not to mention a bunch of Herters duck decoys that are indestructible. For whatever reason I even have an eleven year old Bigfoot mallard floater that has over 50 pellet holes in it and it works, albeit after it got spray foamed.

    The reason decoys are so expensive is the decoys from years past still work. Most hunters are older and do not need to or won't trade up their decoys for the new crap. Therefore less decoys are being sold and the decoy companies need to increase the price to make a living.
     
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