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    Going to invest a couple bucks on a mojo this year. What's everyone's opinion on battery powered mojos vs wind. Don't make a whole lot of money and would like some reviews on how much more worth it or not worth the extra bucks on a battery powered mojo

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    I've used mojos for years with great success, the birds might get a little wise to them as the season progresses, however the birds aren't up there long enough for me to pull them from the spread. As you start getting into late September and early October the local birds that you shoot at will wise up to them, but generally there are always new birds moving through so they'll still decoy to them. Plus the majority of the birds we shoot in AK are hatch year birds so they're very willing to come into decoys. I've had a lot of birds try to land right next to the mojo, which convinces me they really work.

    I would go battery powered over wind powered. I've hunted more windless days than windy days up there, or you've got a good breeze right during the first hour or so, then it dies.

    Another thing you may want to invest in is a jerk string, they can make the difference when the birds are being picky.
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    Get a pair of baby mojos, Cabelas has deals once in a while on them. Two baby mojo are better than one mojo. Just as effective x2. If you can stretch it get the remote!! Just one baby mojo will be cheaper than a regular mojo. Smaller, lighter, cheaper!! 79$ for a single baby mojo on Cabelas right now

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    I would recommend the battery powered Lucky Duck over the mojo. I (meaning my hunting buddies and I between us) have four battery powered MoJo's and I bought a battery powered Lucky Duck at the beginning of last season and will definitely go that route in the future. The Lucky Duck is built better in my opinion and is fully flocked and it comes with a remote and the wing speed is adjustable. Using the remotes to alternate flapping locations between two or three decoys at different locations in the pocket of your decoys is the magic potion for late season birds. I.e. I run the furthest flapper in the pocket until birds are spotted, then when they begin to circle, and you see wing tips or tail feathers turn that one off and trigger the next closest one on, then repeat for how ever many you have out that day. The birds seem to get shy of the constant flapping in one location after the first half of the season but when you can turn them off and on it makes all of the difference in the world.

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    I have a lucky duck wind and a remote controlled mojo. No question the battery mojo is better (more useful) than the wind operated deeks. Any more I find the 'remote' control a must have. You pretty much have to be able to turn the wings off/on after the first few days of the season.
    Ive had ducks land next to the mojo and had to stand up and wave my arms at them to get them to fly. They just looked over at my mojo and said,'if he ain't flying, I ain't flying'. (Teal).
    I think a couple remote ducks would be a huge help as pointed out. Hope to get another one and a couple remote paddling/splashing deeks this year. The jerk string is also huge. Often I'll just hang my boots in the water and make splashing noises and waves in the pond. I find ducks hear really well and take those splash cues as active ducks. They dig it.
    This reminds me, it's time for me to get ordering. Thanks for the reminder. Good ducking, all!
    PS.... Not to steal this thread but any thoughts on paddling/splashing deeks brands since we're talking deeks?
    PPS..... ' Flagging'- the cheap mans mojo. Works good for distance flocks.
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    The remote is a big plus if you've got geese coming in as well, since spinners usually flare them off.
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    Cod, my favorite splashing deek is the Wonderduck Cyclone Duck Butt. I do think the price is a little high for what you get, but it seems to work extremely well, the batteries last a long time and they are easy to carry. We use two or three of them to keep a small hole from freezing on really cold mornings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duckslayer56 View Post
    I've used mojos for years with great success, the birds might get a little wise to them as the season progresses, however the birds aren't up there long enough for me to pull them from the spread. As you start getting into late September and early October the local birds that you shoot at will wise up to them, but generally there are always new birds moving through so they'll still decoy to them. Plus the majority of the birds we shoot in AK are hatch year birds so they're very willing to come into decoys. I've had a lot of birds try to land right next to the mojo, which convinces me they really work.

    I would go battery powered over wind powered. I've hunted more windless days than windy days up there, or you've got a good breeze right during the first hour or so, then it dies.

    Another thing you may want to invest in is a jerk string, they can make the difference when the birds are being picky.
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    I use the big Mojo drake only because it was what was available when I bought it. I modified it w/ the remote control. I also use a Quiver Magnet hung from one decoy for movement, often times a "butt", or tip over decoy. If a do over is in my future, I'd go w/ a small hen w/ remote control, and auto cycling on/off.
    We have also modified ours to use a larger battery. We extended the wires from the body, and a waterproof bag to store the battery, and hang it off of the pole , which we added a hook to. That battery lasts a long time, and is easier to replace than getting into the body of the decoy. The bag hangs in the water so the ducks can't see it, even if they would care, which I doubt. We also have pole extensions for deeper water or muddy bottoms.
    I'm glad the question came up because I have some maintenance to complete, and obviously very little time to do it.
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