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.
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.
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.
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.