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#5724825 - 05/01/15 08:26 AM Decoy Strategies for next weekend
Wretched One Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 04/29/15
Posts: 4
My son and I are going our second annual turkey hunt and I was just curious as to what decoy setups you would recommend this late in the season. I have a jake and two hen decoys and was contemplating getting a strutter decoy for our hunt next weekend. My scout tells me there is a huge tom strutting in the pasture just south of the barn so I am seeking advice on how to set up our decoys to help bring him in. Thanks for any and all help.


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#5724864 - 05/01/15 08:53 AM Re: Decoy Strategies for next weekend [Re: Wretched One]
Ricochet83 Offline
Tracker

Registered: 10/03/13
Posts: 646
Loc: Sugar Land
I used the same decoys last weekend with great success. I put one of the hens in the submissive position (head down and tail up) then the other hen i had about 5 feet away in a lookout position. I set the Jake up about 10-15 feet behind them just watching them. It brought a tom in full strut straight to the Jake decoy.
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#5725226 - 05/01/15 12:18 PM Re: Decoy Strategies for next weekend [Re: Wretched One]
SpawnofChesty Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/09/15
Posts: 77
I would use the jake unless jakes are running in large numbers on your property. If they are I would use just the hens. I don't think gobblers would prefer to fight this late in the season so scratch the gobbler.

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#5725228 - 05/01/15 12:20 PM Re: Decoy Strategies for next weekend [Re: Wretched One]
SpawnofChesty Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/09/15
Posts: 77
If there are a large number of jakes the gobbler may hang back not trying to get ganged up on.

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#5725412 - 05/01/15 02:41 PM Re: Decoy Strategies for next weekend [Re: Wretched One]
Wretched One Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 04/29/15
Posts: 4
Thank you for the responses. I think I will go without the jake first and if we can't soft talk him in, we will put the jake back into the threesome. Hope to have a story and some picks for you guys next week. Thanks again.

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#5725424 - 05/01/15 02:48 PM Re: Decoy Strategies for next weekend [Re: Wretched One]
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junior

Registered: 09/27/06
Posts: 22266
Loc: Texas
If the setup is to where I can, I like to have the decoys about 20 yards behind and to the left of me, that way if a gobbler hangs up at 70 yards from the deeks he is in the killzone.
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#5725766 - 05/01/15 07:59 PM Re: Decoy Strategies for next weekend [Re: Wretched One]
Gamblinman Offline
Tracker

Registered: 09/02/04
Posts: 850
Loc: Yantis, TX
Hens, no jake. Face them towards you.

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#5733394 - 05/07/15 02:35 PM Re: Decoy Strategies for next weekend [Re: Wretched One]
OffCoor1 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 09/12/13
Posts: 309
Loc: Archer County
^^^^^^ this. Time to make love, not war !! Good Luck and Good Huntin'

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