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Author Topic: Decoys  (Read 1089 times)

Offline Hunly

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« on: March 15, 2012, 08:48:29 PM »
Will or do you use decoys?

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Offline cholland

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Re: Decoys
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2012, 09:42:08 PM »
Every time.  I always use a tent and I use Decoys.  There eye sight is to good so I want them looking at my decoys when they are walking in to my set. 

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Re: Decoys
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2012, 09:47:19 PM »
worked for me sometimes and not worked other times
turkey season was a wet one now on to deer hunting in October

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Re: Decoys
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2012, 09:52:03 PM »
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Re: Decoys
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2012, 10:36:56 PM »
yep, sometimes I don't if I'm moving along but usually use 1 or 2 ... spring time I like to use a jake and 2 hens , makes Tom mad --099-780 ,  fall I'll put out hens and gobblers but in separate areas in the lot.  we have used a pretty boy in spring with some success @--0--0118
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Re: Decoys
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2012, 07:20:33 PM »
I gave up on Tom/Jake decoys. Three hens seems to do the trick, every year!
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Re: Decoys
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2012, 03:43:09 PM »
I use 2 hens and set back and call every 15 minuets or so. Usually works for me. @--0--0101
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Re: Decoys
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2012, 04:06:11 PM »
Sometimes I use a jake and a hen...I've taken long beards with decoys and without!
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Re: Decoys
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2012, 06:31:24 PM »
I use two hen decoys when I can set up on a bird.... I'm a run and gunner, so sometimes I don't have time to set up if I get on a bird and he is close... It's just sit down, be quiet, break his neck... no time for decoys in that situation.
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Re: Decoys
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2012, 06:39:08 PM »
Pretty boy ( with a real tail from a major Tom) and pretty girl works wonders for me if I am hunting fields and open areas. If I am in the deep woods and moving a lot, I usually don't take a decoy.
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Re: Decoys
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2012, 11:53:11 AM »
I use one DSD (Dave Smith) hen most of the time. Sometimes I got a jake following.
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Re: Decoys
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2012, 12:15:53 PM »

yes i do !

i have 2 hens and a jake and a tom ...

not sure how i will use them but will!
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Re: Decoys
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2012, 09:57:41 PM »
I have the Carry lite decoys, jake and hen.  Sometimes, I put both of them out, and sometimes just the hen.  Depends on how much time I have to get set up.
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Re: Decoys
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2012, 10:01:01 PM »
yes one hen most of the time if the gobbler allows me time to set it out .it help me get away with more movement


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