Greenhead Gear full-bodied decoys give spreads a different look

decoyyFrom Rowlett to Rockport, waterfowlers complain that ducks have “seen and heard it all” when it comes to decoy spreads and calling techniques.
Many hunters turn to more and more complicated products, such as flocking their floating decoys or dabbing on some UV paint.
But what these hunters often don’t consider is using full-bodied decoys, even when gunning over water.
While hunting recently on a highly-pressured piece of public land, I put out a half dozen Greenhead Gear full-bodies on the bank. I knew that every other hunter around me had one to two dozen floating decoys and a spinning wing decoy. 
The morning was slow, with few ducks flying. But the birds we did see quickly committed — all landing on the side of the spread with the full bodies. My friend and I had our two limits of mallards and a bonus wood duck by 9:30.
What I like about the Greenhead Gear full-bodied duck decoys is the colors and added visibility. And since they balance on motion stakes, it takes much less wind for them to move side to side than it does for decoys in the water.
I have friends with the same decoys, though quite a bit older than mine. Their decoys have a little more mud from years of use, but the paint schemes have held up exceptionally well. Using mine for two years, I have seen little to no loss of color or paint.
One feature I’m not crazy about is the heads. They swivel, which I appreciate, but they are detachable and are shipped in the box detached. I understand this is for hunters who would like to replace the heads with the flocked version later, but I would rather not spend time making sure my decoy heads are snug when I’m setting up my spread in the dark. However, GHG does offer decoys without this feature.
If you’re a waterfowl hunter who is always looking for a new way to coax wary birds into range, consider picking up some full-bodied decoys; they’re not just for dry fields anymore.
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