9 expert tips to keep your waterfowl decoys looking ducky (and goose-ish)

Deke upkeep

Your decoys aren't duping ducks and geese? It’s probably time for some long overdue maintenance


Wear gardening gloves so you can quickly pull any dirt or mud off your decoy stakes at the end of the hunt. That way, any grime won’t end up on your decoys (and gloves are certainly a lot easier to clean than dozens of dekes). To doubly ensure the decoys remain clean, store the stakes separately.

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