i'm curious to see the extent of the ban, for instance the one i have spins pretty darn good w/o batteries in a good wind.i'm afraid our dfg will leave a loop hole as always and it will be up to the judge i'm in front of after fighting the ticket.
ok, i just built me a decoy with spinning wings that does not use batteries (or any electrical or gas motor), wind, or water. The source of the spin is self-contained within the decoy itself and guess what, the power source lasts longer than batteries anyways!! haha am rich!!...oh wait, to release my invention to the public or not to release to the public?? What do u guys think??
the name says nothing my man, some people just see the name, but don't know what it really means....i'll now call myself mechengineer or cause that's what am studyin at CAL. I have experience building moving parts without any outside source of power (electricity, wind, etc.) so building this decoy was not difficult. And yes, it could glow in the dark, just dab it with some paint on the decoys and they'll make the marsh look like an airstrip...just remember to get your Boeing747 Megagoose flute
Update: California Temporarily Bans Battery-Powered Waterfowl Decoys
The California Fish and Game Commission (CFGC) has voted to ban all
battery-powered waterfowl decoys until December 1, compromising with
critics who say that the decoys unfairly lure ducks within easy range of
“We prefer to call it a temporal prohibition,” said Dan
Yparraguirre, a senior biologist for the California Department of Fish
and Game (CDFG). “Right now we haven’t seen any rock-solid
evidence that the duck decoys are a biological problem. Then again the
CFGC hasn’t said that it’s not a problem.”
Biologists will monitor the upcoming hunting season to see whether
banning the decoys significantly affects duck harvests. As reported in
last week’s edition of “NAHC Weekly News,” Washington
state banned motorized duck decoys August 17.
In related news, Minnesota is moving to curb the use of the remote
controls for electronic waterfowl decoys and will study the decoys next
year on the way to potentially banning them for hunting.
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources officials announced Tuesday
that the use of remote-control devices for electronic, rotating-wing
decoys will be considered illegal this year under existing Minnesota
If there's no solid evidence moto is a biological problem, and this comes from a DF&G biologist that is apparently respected by those that know him, why then was this "temporal prohibitation" issued.
Now you talk about double talk - "Right now we haven't seen any rock solid evidence that the duck decoys are a biological problem. Then again the CFGC hasn't said it's not a problem".
Just who the hell does the CFGC get their info from when issuing these type regulations. It couldn't possibly be the DF&G who, in turn, gets their info from the DF&G biologist, could it. Naw, couldn't possibly be....
This thing gets better by the day..........
When will they release the results of the current studies.