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Rather than buy dozens of floating and field decoys, I use my floaters both on the water and in the field.
“First, using my table saw, I cut a slot in the horizontal part of a 1 ½ x 1 ½ x ¾-inch PVC tee to accommodate a floater’s keel, then I insert a ¾-inch PVC leg. Early in the season, I put the leg directly into the ground. I slide it over a piece of ½-inch rebar when the ground is frozen. A 5-gallon bucket will tote the rebar and stands for about three dozen decoys. The PVC materials run about $2.50 per decoy.”
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