Welcome to DowdleSports.com Motion Waterfowl Decoys information blog. Our goal is to give you info for determining the best motion decoys for your spread. Throughout this blog you will find information links on the types of best motion decoys available.

Did you know when you use motion decoys.....

  • ·         Studies show larger flocks respond three more often

  • ·         Ducks are six times more likely to come within 40 yards

  • ·         Help hunters selectively harvest drakes over hens, because they decoy closer

  • ·         Ducks fly closer, which can lead to a reduction in crippling

  • ·         Improves the number of ducks that see and work your spread, doubling the harvest of the average hunter

  • ·         Attract ducks from long distances to your spread

  • ·         That some actually mimic the movements of live ducks

 When trying to determine which motion decoys you need, there are several ways to go.  You can have:

·         Manual Motion – such as a jerk string or flag

·         Wind Driven Motion – examples include spinning wings, flapping wings, kites, windsocks and flags


·       Motorized Motion  such as spinning wings, flapping wings, swimmers, splashers, shakers, rotators, and full motion

Click on one of the different types of decoys below for more information:
Decoy Flags
Flapping Wing Decoys
Jerk Strings
Spinning Wing Decoys
Swimming Decoys

Here is a Bullet on Motion Decoys from The DuckMechanic:

Over the last two decades, ducks have become smarter and harder to bring to floating or stationary spreads. They have become decoy shy and become more leery as the season progresses.  I have been much more successful using more realistic floating, full body decoys and Motion Decoys.  I typically use three types to mimic "live" ducks' movements:

1)  Spinning wings and flappers attract ducks from long and short distances and make my spread look active. 

2)  Swimmers and shakers create wave movement making your floating decoys look as though they are alive. 

3)  Wind driven decoys provide random motion, and add a final touch of realism to your spread.

Using these types of motion decoys together with more realistic floaters and full body decoys can help create your own "honey hole" where ducks will drop "gear down" into your spread. 

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