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Old 03-27-2016, 08:58 PM   #1
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Just wondering if anyone has purchased Dakota's snow goose socks as of recently or in the past??

I purchased a doz pk back in Feb from Cabela's and received a bag that is similiar to a Deadly decoy. Just received a 60 pk from Prestley's and the pattern on the back for the tail is totally different and almost looks like a juvy.

Anyone have the same experience?

Wondering if they updated things but their webpage still shows a bag similiar to Deadly's.
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while you are waiting to see if the geese can tell the difference; I am going to start blazing and give them 5 !!!
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How are you liking that back support system that the dakotas have?

I messed around with it in the store at Rogers. I wasnt impressed to begin with but the more i looked at them.. the more and more i disliked them.
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Hmm, I've mostly heard the opposite.
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I like the system. when you fold it down; it stays down. I am liking them better than my White Rocks.
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How are you liking that back support system that the dakotas have?

I messed around with it in the store at Rogers. I wasnt impressed to begin with but the more i looked at them.. the more and more i disliked them.
The doz pk has been getting the test for over the last month and so far, I'm liking the back support system on them. When picking them up, you can basically use one hand in a simple motion to fold down the support and take hold of the stake and pull them out of the ground. The garments on them are also nice to keep the bag in an open position and a small hole in the butt of the bag I think helps on high wind days.

Deadly's and Whiterocks make up the most of my "feed set" and I think the Dakota's have a slight edge over them.

Deadly's are heavier, take up more room and their metal stakes can get bend and the back supports can get pushed down the stake over the course of the season.

Whiterocks are lighter, take up less room then Deadly's but the motion to take them down requires two hands along with if you pull them out by the top of the decoy, you will pull some apart. I've had that happen over the course of the past 2 seasons so just gotta make sure myself and the crew with me is pulling them out by only the stake.
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The doz pk has been getting the test for over the last month and so far, I'm liking the back support system on them. When picking them up, you can basically use one hand in a simple motion to fold down the support and take hold of the stake and pull them out of the ground. The garments on them are also nice to keep the bag in an open position and a small hole in the butt of the bag I think helps on high wind days.

Deadly's and Whiterocks make up the most of my "feed set" and I think the Dakota's have a slight edge over them.

Deadly's are heavier, take up more room and their metal stakes can get bend and the back supports can get pushed down the stake over the course of the season.

Whiterocks are lighter, take up less room then Deadly's but the motion to take them down requires two hands along with if you pull them out by the top of the decoy, you will pull some apart. I've had that happen over the course of the past 2 seasons so just gotta make sure myself and the crew with me is pulling them out by only the stake.
I can pick about 4 dozen, give or take, of the white rocks before unloading into a bag or tote. If you've had them come apart it's operator error when putting them together. Plain n simple. Only ones I've had come apart I split with another guy and he rounded the tops of the stakes cause he had trouble getting them on. These are the ones that have come apart. 3 in 3 years isn't bad. And one of those the collar ripped. I've been pickin em for 3+ years now, so I don't notice the extra motion. 4 guys, 2 that are experienced, and we'll pick up a 500+ decoy spread in less than a half hour.

A well know snow goose guy and distributor decided to rip on white rocks last year cause they came apart. Said he'd never recommend them to anyone. Then his dumb ass found out he put em all together wrong, and that's why they came apart. So turned out he was the butz of the joke
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And I can't say good or bad about the Dakota socks, haven't had em in hand, but I'm not gonna mix n match decoys either. Goin with one and stickin with it and that is White Rock for now.
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The doz pk has been getting the test for over the last month and so far, I'm liking the back support system on them. When picking them up, you can basically use one hand in a simple motion to fold down the support and take hold of the stake and pull them out of the ground. The garments on them are also nice to keep the bag in an open position and a small hole in the butt of the bag I think helps on high wind days.

i thought about the "quicker" pick up time with one hand, but to deploy them isnt nearly as fast. guaranteed. and pickup surely cant be much faster if at all. 2 guys picked up 750 WR socks in a matter of 45 mins. AND that is including a beer half way through..

Deadly's and Whiterocks make up the most of my "feed set" and I think the Dakota's have a slight edge over them.

Deadly's are heavier, take up more room and their metal stakes can get bend and the back supports can get pushed down the stake over the course of the season.

Whiterocks are lighter, take up less room then Deadly's but the motion to take them down requires two hands along with if you pull them out by the top of the decoy, you will pull some apart. I've had that happen over the course of the past 2 seasons so just gotta make sure myself and the crew with me is pulling them out by only the stake.

I pull from the top. If it comes apart, i put it in my blind bag to be fixed as it prob needed to be fixed anyhow. I should mention that I only had to repair 3 this year. AND yet to have an issue with the ones i have assembled, or that have came assembled from the factory. Very few assembled by the previous owners, have given me any issues.
The one thing i liked about the Dakotas, was the size of the sock. Thats honestly about it. I was disappointed when i got them in hand to be honest. But to each his own. They will kill geese no doubt, and they do look good. the rest are minor nit pickey details that matter very little, but we all love to analyse lol
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I can agree with you that some of the details are small when we look at the positives and negatives of each decoy but some do matter thats for sure.
For headless dekes, I'll probably keep with Dakota's since like you mentioned, the bag is alittle bigger and I like the set up more but price is a factor too and WR have that beat so I'll keep adding both.
For headed, WR have the edge since Dakota's don't make headed so far and Deadly's are too heavy.

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Operator error ?? Its not like putting them together is rocket science but maybe the lil Chinese kid can put a push nut on and hit it better with a hammer than me.
Perhaps I have a wee bit more use of a product during my season's than the majority do so therefore, find faults in products a heck of alot sooner.
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Mallard26
I can agree with you that some of the details are small when we look at the positives and negatives of each decoy but some do matter thats for sure.
For headless dekes, I'll probably keep with Dakota's since like you mentioned, the bag is alittle bigger and I like the set up more but price is a factor too and WR have that beat so I'll keep adding both.
For headed, WR have the edge since Dakota's don't make headed so far and Deadly's are too heavy.

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Operator error ?? Its not like putting them together is rocket science but maybe the lil Chinese kid can put a push nut on and hit it better with a hammer than me.
Perhaps I have a wee bit more use of a product during my season's than the majority do so therefore, find faults in products a heck of alot sooner.
Damn right operator error. Put the push washer on wrong or a lil cock-eyed, yes it will pull out. Why don't you call Scott Buttz and ask him why a shit load of his White Rock's came apart when pulling them...because he put em together wrong. So the ones that have came apart are the ones you put together or bought used that somebody else put together? And if you asking about a different pattern on bodies, yeah you have much more time on your hands than most. Considering you run about 5 different brands of decoys between fb's and socks, wtf difference does it make if the wing pattern changed??? You always pick the fly specks out of horse shit?

And I take it back I had one come apart the instant I put it together because the push washer wasn't on straight and when I hit it with the mallet it went on. But I was able to pull it off with little effort, so yes, operator error. Call White Rock they'll take care of it
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I'd post up a video on youtube of you putting white rocks together cause it sure sounds like you are the expert on putting them together. Called white rock last year or the year before and they sent out push nuts right away, one of the reasons why they are a good company.

I was asking about the different pattern on the Dakota's to see if it was a product change and if others have noticed based on when they purchased them. Not about the difference of the pattern affecting bird behavior.

I'll state it again, I'm going to break a product much sooner than the majority that might hunt snows a half doz times a year, plan and simple. The more you use something, the sooner it will wear out.
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You still didn't answer the question...was it new socks or used? I challenge you to get one of those washers off without hand or power tools if it's put on right. I've had to take a couple apart. Doesn't end well for most of the parts.
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