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Flapping Wing Decoys

Posted by The DuckMechanic on 4/9/2014 to Motion Waterfowl Decoy Types
The Flapping Wing Decoy is defined as any electric, mechanical, manual, or wind driven device that simulates the up and down, “flapping”, wing movement.  Flapping wing decoys closely mimic a ducks actions when landing or flapping their wings while sitting on the water. These are very effective when using large spreads such as the ones used for pit or permanent blind hunting.

Motorized Flapping Wing GW Teal Decoy

 

Pros of Flapping Wing Decoys…

• Creates simulated wing motion drawing the attention of flying birds
• Can be operated by several different methods
• Use with decoys in your current spread
• Electric models can be used with a remote control to turn on/off
• Manual versions do not require batteries or rely on wind
• Wind-driven products are generally lighter weight
• Flapping wings work great in fields, timber and open water

Cons of Flapping Wing Decoys…

• Must re-charge batteries in electric models
• Manually operated products must use manual (muscle) power
• Wind driven versions rely on wind conditions


Click on the different types of decoys below for more information:
Motion Duck Decoys
Decoy Flags

Jerk Strings
Spinning Wing Decoys
Swimming Decoys


Here is a Bullet on Flapping Wing Decoys from The DuckMechanic:

I have used flapping wing decoys for several years. I generally use them in combination with several types of spinning wings, floating, full body, and motion decoys. They add another type of realistic motion, (flapping wings like a duck just prior to landing) and enhance my spreads look. I like to position them close to an open pocket at an angle that makes them look as though they are landing. Using flapping wing decoys in any state that allows them can help you reach your daily bag limit. You should check the regulations in the state you intend to use flapping wings decoys.

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