A. Functionality -
5 / 5
In field testing the latest version of the sillosock snow and blue goose decoys we felt that functionally these decoys make a lot of sense as it was very fast and efficient to put up a big spread of decoys in a short amount of time and it was just as easy to store a big spread of snow goose decoys in a small area in both travel and in the off season.
B. Durability -
4 / 5
|Durability wise these decoys make a lot of sense. The Sillosock Company has made some nice enhancements to the latest version of the decoy line. The new 3-D heads are very durable and the heads now screw into the body which eliminates the heads sliding off the decoy during the set up and pick up. In addition there really isn’t much to go wrong with the decoys as long as there is a little TLC given to them. Mostly in the storage and transportation of the spread. In addition the Sillosock Decoy Company has made several storage options that are easy to use and economical.|
C. Effectiveness -
4 / 5
Here is our take on using an exclusive spread of sillosock decoys over other types of snow goose decoys such as the full body decoys. Head to head, 500 sillosocks vs 500 full body decoys the full body decoys will win most of the time. However the cost, storage, transportation and set up of 500 full body decoys is a significant obstacle. With a spread of sillosock decoys a hunter can use 500 – 1,500 decoys, store them in the back of a pick-up truck with their storage system and have the cost be less be considerably than a full body spread. In addition the decoys look very realistic, especially with the new 3-D heads and they photo finished / flocked feeder bodies. And the decoys move very well in the wind. For the hunter looking to beef up his spread or run a large decoy spread you can’t go wrong with a spread of all sillosocks or half full bodies and half sillosocks.
D. Variety -
5 / 5
One of the nice things I like about the Sillosock Decoy line is the wide variety of decoys available. They offer adult snow and blue goose decoys, juvenile snow and blue goose decoys, specklebelly and Canada goose decoys as well as mallards. New for this year they now offer pidgoen and sandhill crane decoys as well. One of the best decoys lines that I like is there flapper decoys and their rotary machines to add realistic movement to the spreads.
E. Price -
4 / 5
The feeder snow and blue goose decoys with UV vision painted heads are available online for $59.79 / dozen. The sentry snow and blue goose decoys featuring the 3-D heads are available online $79.95 / dozen. They also sell an unbelievable flapper decoy to add movement to the spread for $24.94 / decoy. We feel that for these prices the decoys are an excellent value.
F. Overall Product Satisfaction -
5 / 5
Overall we were completely satisfied with these decoys. In field testing an entire spread of these decoys what we liked best about using them were; the ease of putting out and picking up a huge spread very quickly. The ability to transport a very large spread of decoys into a very muddy field in spring conditions. The ability to transport and store a large spread of decoys in a small trailer space. And finally and what we feel was most important was the effectiveness of these decoys on wary late season spring birds. We were able to decoy in very good sized flocks of snow geese and from the human viewpoint as well as the avian viewpoint, the decoys performed very well and is why we have elected to exclusively endorse the Sillosock Decoys Company as our premier Snow Goose Decoy Company!