Windwhackers are simply AMAZING TOOLS! Lightweight, space-saving, no batteries and AMAZINGLY EFFECTIVE! I won’t go Snow Goose or Duck hunting without my Windwhackers! I can carry ten Windwhacker rigs in less space than 2 motorized decoys. WindWhackers, Amazingly Effective and legal EVERYWHERE!
Up until introduction of the WindWhacker decoy, waterfowl hunters had two choices for providing wing-motion attraction to their spread: either battery operated wing-moving decoys like Moto-Duck, or duck kites, that required a good breeze to make them operate. Early season use of battery-operated decoys is now illegal, and some waterfowlers never liked them in the first place And duck kites? Usually, by time the wind is blowing hard enough to fly a duck kite, the birds are flying well already!Enter WindWhacker, invented by Don Rohrke, new supporting member of OWAC. His invention will revolutionize waterfowling wing-movement decoys. This is a non-motorized wing-movement decoy that spins when even the slightest breeze hits it, and I mean a light breeze, even under 2 mph. Even a fog will move the blades, I found out in one hunt this past fall, when the light fog movement kept the blades turning full time.And yes, they do work! Very well! Even better, I think, than battery operated decoys, because these blades hang from a support arm, and as the wind gusts or increases in velocity, the wings lift from the wind pressure. When it’s gusty, the wings rotate and actually loft up and down, providing rotating black/white color and up and down movement. This is much more realistic than a battery operated wing-movement decoy that remains constant.This past duck season has been the most productive I’ve had in 5 years, and I owe a lot of that success to using the new WindWhacker decoy.
Dear Don,In 2008 in the central valley of California laying in the bottom of a rice blind I saw my first windwhacker. At the time I saw these pieces of metal junk and laughed at them. THAT WOULD NEVER WORK was my first I thought.Later that year I was hunting mallards and widgeon in the “A” spot of the refuge where the birds had been going for a week. Another group of hunters got there late and had to set up in the “B” spot across the pond. I was all smiles until they put up some type of spinning wing device every flock gave my spread a quick once-over at 45 yards then dove into the “B” spot like it was the closed zone! I promptly put up my trusty “wind duck” and the dang thing just sat there wings didn’t even move in the light breeze that morning! The hunters across the pond sailed a bird to my side and I decided to hand-deliver that bird just so I could take a looksee…… as I was convinced their decoy must be motorized which is illegal in California that time of year. When I got over to their spread I was shocked to see it was one of those “stupid looking” metal windwhackers! I got online and searched until I found out what this “stupid” gizmo was so I could order some immediately!Why do I love Windwhackers? Because my style of hunting is hard on equipment and I hunt in the muddy, ugly, long walk locations that motorized decoys just don’t survive well in. I really love the simplicity no batteries, no weight, no broken pieces it just works. If your lab jumps on this decoy it still works fine! Why do I love Windwhackers even more…..I scout, I hunt hard, I do everything I can to be on the “X” so why would I need a windwhacker? I use mine to adjust exactly where the birds land and how they work to make perfect easy shots. If the birds aren’t doing what I want I can often adjust only the windwhacker and not have to move my whole spread. To prove to “non-believers” I have even stuck the windwhacker back in the sagebrush/grassland behind the pond we were hunting and the birds immediately shifted their final landing to behind us even though there was no water……we had to turn around to shoot! They all own windwhackers now……I am in no way affiliated with this company or its owners but I can tell you it’s a great product and you won’t find me ducking hunt without one or two in my bag of tricks. I am a decoy junkie and I was raised by a decoy junkie and most of my friends are decoy junkies………I get out at least 60 days a year chasing waterfowl. Me and my hunting buddies all messed around with making our own out of sheet metal but they are not the same they don’t spin true and they are just plain frustrating…..Don Rohrke and his son Rob stand behind their product and are awesome. I am big on supporting other hunters who solve problems….I just wish I would have thought of it first!P.S. DON I used the bouncer pole setup you sent me it was incredible I can’t believe I didn’t think of that years ago!!!
I used to use the battery operated Robo-Duck and also the Wind-Duck to help attract more waterfowl over the past 9 years until this year.I purchased a wind operated decoy called the Windwhacker. This waterfowl attracter only needs about a 1 mile an hour wind speed to get it spinning, which is quite less than the Wind-Duck which takes at least 5MPH. Before the season had finished I ended up with 6 Windwhacker decoys to put amongst my spread of decoys, the motion of this attracter is better than anything I had used prior to this year. The Windwhacker decoy is very light and best of all, NO batteries to keep recharging. This item really works. Many thanks to the inventor of this new decoy.
My son and I were hunting as guests of a friend in a blind in Northern California. The hunting was pretty slow and our host was getting frustrated by the lack of action and was ready to pack it in for the day, He remembered that one of his blind partners had great success a few days earlier using a Wind Whacker for the first time. He literally held the Wind Whacker up in the air with his hands while still in the blind and a third of his torso above ground. He did it as more of a joke because we had never seen a WindWhacker before and we were all skeptical. The results were unbelievable. Ducks started coming into range from all directions almost instantly. Of course I purchased a Wind Whacker the very next week, and have been having great success. We are typically refuge hunters and have had better shoots than the other guys on the same pond. The WindWhacker is a terrific product.
I was surprised to discover the WindWhacker Decoy is a great duck hunting tool! Effective and easy to use. It operates in the slightest wind and really attracts the birds.
I just wanted to Thank you for the excellent service and getting my replacement WindWhacker out so quickly. I had my original one stolen out of my boat and could not bear the thought of hitting the marsh without it. You got it to me in time for my last two hunts, and as always it was the difference maker.” Thanks! Randy John Usilton, Waterfowler“Rob used the windwhackers today. Felt kinda sorry for the two guys in the blind over. We let a few pass and they got somebirds. I don’t shoot teal or spoonies or it would have been over in min. Mallards gadwall today. Guys thought we had 6 robos, but they were WINDWHACKERS. I think they’ll get some if not they will see the same thing I saw the second time. Thanks again Rob
For the majority of our season, the ducks either hadn’t arrived ( due to long-lingering “Indian Summer”-like weather conditions here in the midwest and parts northward up into Canada) and/or were just very difficult to pattern and got stale quickly. ( again due to the weather and lack of new birds). Subsequently, we have had to rely on literally hundreds of miles of scouting and resorting to using every trick in the book we know of; to both get into birds and get them to commit.Upon receiving your Windwhackers, both my hunting partner and I came up with all sorts of tests we could put them through: different placements in the spread, use with small and large spreads, multiple wind-conditions, with/without other motion decoys and devices,etc. But the test which sold us came purely by happenstance.Not having clients booked for the day, my partner’s son and I headed to a local marsh where bird numbers were slowly building. We had a very strong north wind accompanied with blue-bird skies and temperature far from a typical November. As dawn approached, we noticed that another hunter had set up approximately 300 yards across from us. He had approximately the same number of decoys out as we did; plus two Mojo-type spinning wing decoys. He was just as hidden as we were. And as luck would have it, the way the birds were working that morning, they had a much better initial view of his spread than ours on their approach.To keep a long story short, the best way to summarize our Windwhackers versus his Mojos is he went home empty-handed; never having fired a shot. The birds did get drawn first toward his rig, but every flock flared at approximately 70-80 yards from the mojos. By that time, they were then able to see our Windwhackers and did not hesitate “to investigate”; with several qickly “committing suicide”. This scenario has played out several times since.Great product Don. A credit to your ingenuity. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this product to anyone. Now granted, we are dealing with waterfowl, and I can’t say we duped every bird which has flown over our spread. But the ones we have had commit, want to hover right on top of the Windwhackers or land next to them.Windwhackers…..a quality motion-system which increases one’s odds for success.