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MOJO's need to go

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I vote for a national ban on mojo's
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bloodandguts, I am with you on this. I know guys who run well-known guide services for duck hunting and the one thing they all believe is that because of Mojos the mortality rate of young ducks in the middle and upper flyways has gone up tremendously in the last 10 years or so. Hunters in Missouri, Iowa, etc that used to kill only a few ducks have benefited greatly from mojos and are killing lots more birds than they ever did prior to mojos. This escalated mortality rate has caused the lower end of the central and Mississippi flyways to suffer because these young birds are falling victim to the mojos north of us and we are left with a higher proportion of older/wiser birds. Maybe this is why the breeding populations of ducks remain high but hunter success in Louisiana has gone down for some of us. Personally my club has killed more ducks this year that last year but with a higher number of divers. I choose not to hunt with mojos but have some of my members that do.

Anyone disagree or am I off base here? I would like to hear other opinions on the subject. This seems to be the elephant in the room that no one talks about.
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I fully agree with you , I have a jerk string set up . I think in certain conditions the mojo does just what it was intended for I've had try to sit on top of it but in other conditions they will work and you would wonde why you could close the deal and evertime it was the mojo so I just haven't used it
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Kenspeck you hit the nail on the head. Motorized decoys have hurt our sport. You are spot on with your assessment of young duck mortality and how mojos are detrimental to the whole migration process.
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Sure, I'm on board! All electrical, battery operated devices should be ban.

Migratory Bird Treaty already ban electronic devices. Not sure if they fall in this category, but if they do then the feds needs to tighten up!!
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Toby65 and everyone else on dis thread,ever notice one common item on just about every duck hunt video,whether local or way up North-always see at least 2-5 MoJo's employed.I have the original huge MoJo,shot trophy greenhead over 15 years ago,hunting Big Branch and this monster decoy never did work properly and I kept it as Wifey paid probably about $200 for it.Rarely do I employ robo,sometimes use intermittent teal and that decoy got wet,bought a MoJo green wing drake and have another-only use in teal season and my take is it flares ducks in regular duck season-just employ jerk rig on windless days and it would not hurt my feelings one iota if totally outlawed throughout all flyways.Like everyone else,I think ducks get used to them and we typically have trouble getting ducks to 'finish' properly and end up taking longer shots than if we tossed dem RoBo's.My humble 0.02!

Mandevillian,never giving dem ducks an inch!
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