Lucky Duck Junior II

Benjamin David | December 7, 2020
Lucky Duck Junior II
Photo Credit: The Lucky Duck Junior II setup near the kill zone of a decoy spread on big water.

The Lucky Duck Junior II Spinning Wing Decoy is a spinning wing decoy that will bring ducks into your decoy spread. It works great on big water, in fields, or tucked away water holes where visibility could be limited, or the birds far away.

Before I get into my experiences with the Lucky Duck Junior II, I think its worth talking about it’s features.

Features

Realistic mallard drake carving, although the wings aren’t as natural looking as the ‘HD’ branded wings.
Made from Durable EVA plastic
Magnetic corrugated wings
12-14 hour run time, waterproof on off switch.
Collapsible stand/Stake included
Easy bungee mounting system
HD remote kit ready – remote not included (HD Remote Kit - 49.99)
Cost: 58.99

I used the Lucky Duck Junior II version that included a remote for the first time last season, and it was a game changer. The non-remote version is cheaper, but will accept the HD Remote Kit if you want to add remote functionality later.

I didn’t get to use the Lucky Duck Junior II all of the 2019 season, just the last bit of it, but I realized I had been missing out. I’m not a great caller, so the spinning wing decoy helped get last minute commitment over decoys, as well as attract ducks from longer distances than a spread of only floating decoys could. Place a spinner at the end of a landing path in your decoy spread, and its sure to get birds to flare right in the middle of the kill zone.

Compared to other similarly priced spinning wing decoys, like the MOJO Outdoors Elite Series Mini Mallard. I think its the best bang for your buck. Its quieter than other decoy brands, and hardly vibrates. The spinning motion speed seems standard for the industry, and maintains a natural ‘flicker’. The remote also has a random setting, that turns on and off the spinning, to avoid having it look mechanical or unnatural.

The Takeaway

Spinning wing decoys bring the ducks, the way only an expert caller possibly could, and probably even better for longer distances. If you are going to take a serious dive into duck hunting, want to limit, and want to add spinning decoys. Go big! I wish I had initially bought the Lucky Pair II for 129.99, and the Lucky HD Remote Kit for 49.99 to control them both.

The version I bought last year was 79.99, and included a remote installed in one decoy. I believe its a version made especially for Rogers Sporting Goods. While it works great, I wish I had more, hence the recommendation above.

Get a spinner, put it in the right spot, and shoot your limits!

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Benjamin David is an avid outdoorsman with a wide range of experience hunting and fishing. He brings his knowledge and wisdom from hunting in a variety of environments, to Sportsman's Magazine, and is a major contributor of content. Leave Ben a comment or question, and he'll do his best to reply.

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