Avian X is the way to go. I threw out 6 on a small creek last year. I heard a splash and counted 7 decoys. I sat there for a minute to figure out which was the real drake. They're expensive, but awesome! I dropped GHG because I got tired of paying $100 for decoys that had no paint by the end of the year.I also like to hunt small pockets so I think realism out weighs numbers.
I got 12 Buck Gardner Tanglefree mallards and 5 of them sunk into the pond the first time out so I haven't gone back. Which model are you using and how's the paint? I've been wanting to call them up to see if they could send me 6 pintail sleepers.tangle free decoys are great on price and last a long time. im working on switching over to them.
im using there newer ones. im just got some teal right now.Give them a call and they will work with you on it.I got 12 Buck Gardner Tanglefree mallards and 5 of them sunk into the pond the first time out so I haven't gone back. Which model are you using and how's the paint? I've been wanting to call them up to see if they could send me 6 pintail sleepers.
It's simple, those hidgons are very visible and most of the spots I hunt don't require more than a doz dekes to get it done, in fact large numbers of decoys do more harm than good.Why would you use Higdon foamers over TangleFree ???
Oh ya I see your from the south!:mrgreen:
I am willing to accept that they are super durable, but I wouldnt call G&H the most realistic. I think they are probubly realistic enough, but I dont think they are anywhere as realistic as the avian x or GHG (and I won't buy any more GHG).G&H decoys are by far the most realistic and durable duck decoy out there. At least in my not so humble opinion. I bought three dozen of them 10 years ago and they are still going strong today. I will admit that they are tough to find compared to the other decoys - but you can find them online and at Cabelas. I really like the swivel heads on the mallards and think their pintail decoys are the best out their. Their paint isn't the high gloss crap you find on a lot of decoys.