n perfect conditions, almost any old decoy spread will bring in ducks and geese. But perfect conditions are rare, and most of the time waterfowlers are dealing with wary, pressured Canada geese and mallards that will inspect every detail of a spread before committing. Hardcore waterfowlers are always looking for an edge over the birds and the competition, and that means using modern, ultra-realistic decoys. Decoy design has improved drastically over the years, and all that innovation might be helping hunters kill more birds, but it’s also driving up costs. So to help you spend your hard-earned cash on the right set of dekes, we tested as many mallard floaters and Canada goose full-bodies that we could get our hands on. We focused mostly on higher end models. Here’s how they ranked.