Just about every bird comes in a motion decoy including goose, duck, and turkey. Motion decoys serve two purposes; to create authenticity in a decoy spread that makes ducks, geese, turkeys, and other birds comfortable enough to land, and to keep a target’s attention on the decoy instead of you. On a clear, windless day, standard decoys can appear unnatural in a field or on the water, so adding a bit of motion can increase the realism. One or two spinning duck motion decoys at the edge of the landing zone in a field spread can be very effective, and even diver ducks can decoy to a spinning-wing on the line. Though Canada geese are notoriously spooked by motion decoys, snow geese are drawn to the movement. Motion decoys can entice even specklebellies if there are enough snow geese included in the spread. Water motion decoys include swimmers, divers, and feeders that float on the surface in sitting and butt-up positions. The best motion decoys for a field hunt include duck and goose wing-spinners, and lightweight flag-style setups that produce life-like wing flap sounds. For a spread with multiple motion decoys, a remote system allows you to operate an unlimited number of decoys from one central location. Add a few motion decoys to your next field or water spread and enjoy the attention and overall results.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the most realistic motion duck decoy?
The best and most realistic motion duck decoy is a swimmer. Swimming decoys create the illusion that birds are shifting around in a spread, but they move naturally with the force of the water. And swimming motion decoys are subtle enough to attract leary birds without scaring them off. Connect your motion decoys to a remote system to operate them from your on-shore blind.