I agree with trkynut and mark. My experience has been that a stationary hen deke hurts as much as it helps when hunting in the woods. In a field, it might help a little more than it hurts. The gobbler gets nervous when he doesn't see any movement. Back when dekes first came out, the industry started with hens. Some of the early ones were homemade paper machê jobs. Then hunters noticed that gobblers sometimes failed to see the deke, so people began using a second hen. Then jakes were added to bring the element of jealousy into play. Next, it seems that the big thing was a strutting gobbler. Now, movement is being added.
But plenty of hunters, especially when hunting in the woods, make the gobbler hunt for the hen. Also, when hunting the woods it pays to travel light.
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