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#6177607 - 02/10/16 11:22 AM decoy question
diablodog Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 04/23/15
Posts: 31
I have never used any . My birds will break up right around the start of the season . I have always had good luck calling in big toms . What decoy would be best ? Hen , jake , tom ? How , where and why ? Thanks .

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#6178224 - 02/10/16 06:40 PM Re: decoy question [Re: diablodog]
LittleD Offline
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Registered: 08/05/12
Posts: 321
Loc: Louisiana
I like to use a hen and Jake decoy, open areas are the best to use them in such as Gas lines roads or fields. Place them about 20 yards away from your set up so when a bird comes in he will be able to spot them ,I try to face them in opposite way from where the bird is coming from and will place my Jake to look like it is following the hen.
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#6179416 - 02/11/16 04:03 PM Re: decoy question [Re: diablodog]
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Registered: 07/23/11
Posts: 486
Loc: Texas
I always put decoys facing me so that when the gobbler comes in he is facing the decoys giving me the best shot.
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#6179471 - 02/11/16 04:41 PM Re: decoy question [Re: Cajun Raider]
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Registered: 06/14/15
Posts: 3886
Loc: texas
Originally Posted By: Cajun Raider
I always put decoys facing me so that when the gobbler comes in he is facing the decoys giving me the best shot.


You must have to replace a lot of decoys
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#6179998 - 02/11/16 11:08 PM Re: decoy question [Re: diablodog]
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Bird Dog

Registered: 07/23/11
Posts: 486
Loc: Texas
Been doing it several years and have not had to replace any yet, just offering a suggestion that has worked for me.
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#6180023 - 02/11/16 11:58 PM Re: decoy question [Re: diablodog]
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Registered: 02/15/10
Posts: 1956
Loc: fort worth TX
Avian x hen - and a b-mobile strutter with real feathers = game over
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#6180689 - 02/12/16 02:09 PM Re: decoy question [Re: diablodog]
Adam Cook Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 04/03/13
Posts: 48
Loc: MO
I have had great luck with the Primos Jake Mobile with a real fan. I
have had great success with it in MO, NE, and TX.

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#6183440 - 02/14/16 06:49 PM Re: decoy question [Re: diablodog]
Nitronx898 Offline
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Registered: 03/23/15
Posts: 156
Loc: Crosby Tx
I like using two hens and one jake. I tried a strutting tom once and the turkeys stayed away. But once I moved him it was on again.

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#6186046 - 02/16/16 12:40 PM Re: decoy question [Re: Nitronx898]
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Registered: 09/01/04
Posts: 693
Loc: West Texas
If you are hunting an area with a lot of hens, the strutting tom will not work. But a jake decoy with two hens will always work.

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#6187311 - 02/17/16 09:51 AM Re: decoy question [Re: diablodog]
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Registered: 11/09/04
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Loc: Fort Worth, TX
Depends on the situation, but I always have one in my pack. I like to at least have a hen out if I have time and can get her out without being seeing. The bird is coming in looking for who's doing the calling. I like for his attention to be focused on the decoy and not trying to find the bird doing the calling.
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#6187380 - 02/17/16 10:54 AM Re: decoy question [Re: diablodog]
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Registered: 09/02/04
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Loc: Yantis, TX
Something that I have found that works well, especially with large flocks in early season ...I use multiple decoys. I place one or two decoys just inside the tree or brush line, where their outline can be seen, and the rest on the edge of the open area to make it look like the birds are leaving the field (faced towards the brush) I like to put the strutting tom in the trees or brush and hens leading into the trees or brush. When the gobbler enters the field and sees the decoys, he usually comes on a dead run.
I only use this when I'm able to access the area with my cart, since trying to carry multiple full bodied decoys is almost impossible I do use a full bodied goose decoy bag, but its heavy and cumbersome to carry in and out of the field. Full bodied decoys work very well for this scenario, but I can guarantee any decoy will work the same.

Just something I tried and find that works on tough birds.

Gman
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#6193314 - 02/21/16 02:38 PM Re: decoy question [Re: diablodog]
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Registered: 02/15/10
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Loc: fort worth TX
Have any of y'all checked out Deception decoys? Man alive those things are toooo real! Made by Deception outdoors. I have always used the Primos B-mobile but I have made the switch! Things are awesome.
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#6201600 - 02/27/16 02:06 PM Re: decoy question [Re: diablodog]
Mrs. Mahan Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 01/08/16
Posts: 61
Loc: North Texas
I use a jake and a couple hens. Spread out, not too close together. And not directly in front of me. I also hunt for turkey out of a pop up blind for better camouflage.

Here's a short article on Spring Turkey Hunting with Decoys

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