WHITE ROCK COLLAPSIBLE FULL BODIES
This new decoy combines the lightweight, packable benefits of a windsock with the 3D realism of a full-body. The dekes are made of a rubberized foam, and they collapse and crunch down when it’s time to pack them up. To set them in the field, you simply pop the decoy back into form with your hands or blow air into it with the back vent to work out any creases. A dozen of these decoys, plus stakes, weighs less than 5 pounds.
Another high point of these dekes is that they move nicely in a light wind, adding realistic movement to your spread. In heavy winds, you can push a little rubber washer (one comes on each stake) into the decoy to keep it from spinning around like a top. In a pinch, you can even use these decoys in a shallow-water spread by staking them so the body sits just above the surface. White Rock sells longer stakes, or you can just use garden stakes and cut them to your desired length. On the downside, these decoys don’t pop back into form very easily in temps below 20 degrees, and they’re pricey. But you won’t find a better way to add numbers to your setup without adding much weight. ($140/6; whiterockdecoys.com)
White Rock fullbody decoys at work in a Wisconsin pasture.