Swim'N Duck Remote Control Decoys - Mallard Drake
I bought this decoy several years ago and at the very least it's something to do if there's not much action. The ducks seem to respond well to it, but I haven't used it since about a year after I got it after I went to college. I also was able to use it to retrieve a regular decoy that had a line tangle and the weight never reached the bottom.
The only drawback is it doesn't seem to work well in even a mild current or I would have given it 5 stars. I don't know if they've upped the power any since I got mine, but they need to include 3 speeds or so so that this can work in either a creek/river or a lake.
September 24, 2009
I have only tested my decoy and not hunted with it yet. I tested the 49 Mhz model and I could control it out to about 75 yards. I ran it around for about 30 minutes and the batteries were still strong. I'm going out again soon to do a battery life test.
Remember this is designed to use on a day with little or no wind.
Someone that saw the decoy working during my testing said he had to get one, so I emailed him the information on where to order.
November 17, 2014
gets their attention
This decoy really gets their attention. I bought it a couple of years ago. I started using it. Once the ducks see it and come in they don't leave. I love this decoy and it is fun to play with when there is noting flying.
November 9, 2007
On slow days, this thing is fun to have with you while in the blind. However, if you have any type of current, it can be rendered useless. If it approaches that 30 foot mark in range, you better be ready to go retrieve it. This decoy will get the attention of flying ducks, but doesn't create really any good ripples that would emulate moving ducks. However, it is extremely quiet and is a great source of entertainment for that bored child that is enjoying the outdoors with you. My oldest son loves driving this thing around and weaving it in and out of the decoys.
November 21, 2013