There are a couple of different kinds of motion waterfowlers need to think about. The first is attractant motion, this more or less is used to get the attention of distant birds and lure them in. When it comes to ducks, spinning-wing decoys are the go-to choice of waterfowlers because of the flash they create which simulates a duck backpedaling on final approach. Spinning wing decoys are highly visible from a good distance away and give ducks a lock on a location to land. The second is simple motion, subtle movements that fool birds into thinking that the decoys they are descending upon are actually real. Nate discusses simple motion and highlights the splashing, cleaning, jumping, chasing and more that is on full display with a flock of birds on the ground and how birds are rarely completely stationary. As such, mimicking believable movement can be incredibly effective and can also project confidence to birds overhead. Nate says that realistic motion can make overhead birds feel safer and ultimately encourage them to land. A highly effective decoy for this situation is the MOJO Mallard paired with the MOJO Booty Shaker. Nate explains how the Booty Shaker paddle creates ripples in the water which makes your display more realistic. With a flock of real ducks, the water is never flat, it’s constantly moving, so Nate says the Booty Shaker’s ability to create ripples and make splashing noises is an asset to your spread.
Be sure to listen in as Nate talks motion and using it to your advantage. He’ll highlight the new MOJO Spoonzilla, an improved spinning wing decoy with an attention getting appearance and the history behind it. He’ll also discuss the rest of the ultra-realistic MOJO Elite Series decoy line. While motion isn’t the sole factor that will lead to taking your limit in the field, when used correctly, the power that motion has to attract birds can be incredible.
Be sure to tune in to “MOJO TV” on Sportsman Channel, Saturdays at 3:30 pm ET and catch some incredible waterfowl hunting action. You can also watch “MOJO TV” anytime by downloading the MyOutdoorTV, go check it out!