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Are shell decoys worth using for pigeon shooting?

Peter Theobald
Full bodied decoys obviously look more realistic from our perspective i.e at ground level, but from a pigeon’s point of view, from above, shells are just as effective.

They also take up less space in your bag, and are noticeably lighter.

The random pattern I create, is the same, whatever type of decoy I may be using.

Provided that pattern is placed where the pigeons expect to see it, I really don’t think it matters what type of decoy you use.