I haven't hunted fall turkey much. Can I still use decoys? What's the best way to hunt toms in fall?
No one responded to the part of the question about using dekes in the fall. It's probably not a good idea even if it's legal where you live. Most fall turkey hunting involves busting up a family flock, and calling them back together. They're eager to regroup and come quite readily, so you don't really need a decoy. Even if you're limiting yourself to a longbeard in the fall, I doubt the decoy will help much.
Many states permit rifle hunting in the fall, which makes a decoy a bad idea. Also, fall hunts are usually either sex, so another hunter doesn't have to identify a gobbler. He can just shoot whatever turkey he sees.
I'd leave the decoy home in the fall.
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