Predator Masters using UBB.threads ™ Infopop Corporation.
PM Gear Moon & Weather

Welcome to the Predator Masters Forums
Be sure to visit the main Predator Master website at

PM Gear
PM Gear
PM Gear
The Official Predator Masters Search Engine
Search Predator Masters

Topic Options
#1183667 - 01/15/09 06:58 PM Jack in the box or Sidewinder? Or either?
Charliethetuna Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 08/12/07
Posts: 151
Loc: Lexington, GA
I have been hunting predators hard for going on two years now, bought a Minaska M1 last summer. I have a Mojo Critter and a Outfoxed whirling woodpecker, but hardly ever hunt with them. I was thinking about buying one of the above decoys but was wondering if they were worth the steep price tag? Also was considering a Lone Howler, but looks very cumbersome to pack around. Has anyone seen there productivity increase enough after the purchase of one of these decoys to justify the price? Thanks.
Predator Hunting loadout: Savage 10FP .308 (24 in.) factory bench gun Remington 870 12 GA Remington Model 700 Classic .300 sav topped with simmons Remington Model 700 SPS Varmint .204 rug topped w/Nikon buckmaster 4.5-14 Mossy Oak break up coveralls w/ Bass Pro leaf suit Minaska Bandit M1 Caldwell pod and shooting stix Custom mouth calls

#1183668 - 01/15/09 09:21 PM Re: Jack in the box or Sidewinder? Or either? [Re: Charliethetuna]
ThJudg Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 03/02/06
Posts: 30
Loc: Missouri
I just received my Whirling Woodpecker decoys today and I haven't had a chance to try them out, but if I were you, I would sure try the decoys I had before I bought any more. Why spend more money on something with a "Steep Price" when you don't know how the ones you have will work ? I've heard some good reports about both of the ones you have, so it might be worth a try. Either way, good luck.....

ThJudg (Roger)
Oderint, Dum Metuant

#1183669 - 01/16/09 12:16 PM Re: Jack in the box or Sidewinder? Or either? [Re: ThJudg]
berettaman Offline
Die Hard Member III

Registered: 02/19/05
Posts: 3182
Loc: Southeastern KY
I love the JIB but also have a turkey feather on a string & arrow that works great too!! The JIB has several options though that I like more.

#1183670 - 01/17/09 09:48 AM Re: Jack in the box or Sidewinder? Or either? [Re: berettaman]
sullivt Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 07/12/06
Posts: 276
I have both... both are excellent decoys... here are in my opinion the pros and cons of both:

Pro: Nice Action
Good battery life (C Batteries)
Plenty of room inside of case for storage
Large number of toppers available
Cons: Does not hold up to the elements well.
Noisy motor
Too Large of a Case
Could have a better case design

Pro: Extremely Quite Motor
Excellent Case design - Very Durable and water proof
Runs on AA but can be replaced with Gell Cell

Cons: Action could be improved by changing/replacing the
support for the topper.
Case could be just a little larger for additional


Moderator:  AWS, DesertRam, Matt1953 

© Predator Masters™, All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.