Tink's Mr. October Inflatable Buck Decoy
At first i was critical of a inflatable decoy. after doing some research i bought it. i have had it 2 weeks and it help me down a nice buck already. without it i would not have had a shot at the buck. he spotted it from over 100 yards out, and all i had to was watch him put on a show until i was able to shot him. i would recommend this decoy, if you rattle then it adds a visual to your rattling. in 2 weeks i have had over 8 different bucks come to it, with one hitting it. it did not put a hole it hit, its a pretty tough decoy. its easy to set up with no noisey parts and very light weight.
November 3, 2012
Bought this decoy july 2012
"My hard plastic buck is fine for hunting my brothers farm, but sometimes i hunt public, so i needed a lightweight decoy, so i bought Mr. october at the local bass pro here near st louis. I will try him out this season. I know he's a big balloon, so I knew b-4 I bought him that if I just set him on the ground, the 1st big wind that came along will him send tumbling thru the woods. So i made a little frame for him with little round wood from the hardware store. (see picture). I then drive a little post into the ground, and tie the post to the frame. So now, I know he's not going anywhere no matter what. Mine came with a tie down loop between the front legs and the back legs. Thats how I attach my frame to the decoy. My frame makes him sit off the ground 2 inches higher, so I dont have to set the balloon feet directly on the ground, where thorns may puncture him. I got a bicycle foot pump to inflate him. Now here's the bad part---He's an inflatable, so he's got that odor that comes with inflatable rubberized-plastic things. So, first, I bought him early so I have time to let the odor fade over time. To speed up my effort to get rid of the odor, I took the balloon out of the skin (it's easy-it comes right out). Then i inflated the balloon, and gave it a good bath with scentless laundry detergent. Then I rinsed the balloon completely. Then I washed the outer skin BY HAND in the bathtub with oderless detergent. Then I rinsed the skin completely and let it hang dry outside. All that decreased the odor a lot. Now I'm leaving the balloon and the skin separated and putting them outside when i can to air out. So when I hunt, I'll spray the skin with scent-block, and hang a buck-urine wick under him. I think he'll be fine. He's so light, a 1 year old kid could pick him up with no effort. I hope some 4 pointer dont come along and attack him cause then i'll have to get the balloon repair patches out. I always try to rattle and grunt a decent sized buck in during the rut b-4 I let an arrow fly.
August 3, 2012
Should update, bought mr. oct. & miss nov. together for 99.97. I bought a Bike foot pump to blow up both decoys and the hold air all day without loosing any air. At a distance they looke real life. Had another hunter almost sjoot Mr.October. Had to stop Him. He was sneaking up on Mr.Oct.whith a bow. With Bike pump use blunt end tool noy pointed tool with valve depressed, Pump blew each one up in less than 3 minutes. Good lock Hunting
October 11, 2011