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RE: decoys

Postby swpatrkyhunter » April 27th, 2009, 7:30 pm

I used to use a standing hen decoy that seemed to scare away the toms. Maybe because the decoy had it's head straight up like it was alerted to something. I switched to a feeding hen decoy and found it to work out better for me.
 
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RE: decoys

Postby tracebusta32 » April 28th, 2009, 5:06 pm

I no longer use decoys but when I did I would place a single hen about 20 yards behind my setup so that it would catch the gobs attn, I usually put it to my right or left depending on the woods but this seemed to get there attn instead of any movement I might have had.
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RE: DECOYS

Postby turkeylimb » February 25th, 2011, 2:41 pm

DECOYS DON'T USE THEM I RUN AND GUN TO MUCH. LIKE TO KEEP MOVING UNTIL I CAN LOCATE BIRDS.

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RE: DECOYS

Postby SCHUNTER » February 25th, 2011, 3:31 pm

I use them a good bit.Have had toms come in to some set ups and sometime have had them run.It all depends on the birds.mostly i use about 3 hens but i will put out a full-strutter every now and then

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RE: DECOYS

Postby WillowRidgeCalls » February 25th, 2011, 5:44 pm

I use decoys quite a bit, if I'm hunting open fields. If I'm in the woods I tend to not use any at all. Early season I use a jake and a single hen, mid season I'll use a strutter and two hens, end of the season I use just a feeding hen. One thing I've found is that if you use a strutter keep him away from your hen decoys by about 10 - 15 yards. Birds seem to shy away from your dekes if the stutter is in close with your hens. I put my strutter at about 15 yards from me and my hens out about 25 yards. If I'm runnin and gunnin then I'll carry a roll up hen in my vest just in case I find a good set up spot?
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RE: DECOYS

Postby retranger » February 26th, 2011, 2:41 am

I have gotten birds both ways. Usually put the decoy at about 20 yards. I have a couple hens and a jake, but usually use my orginal roll up foam one that is all beat up. When I set up I try to set up so when I can see the bird he is in range to shoot.
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RE: DECOYS

Postby SpurHuntinHillbilly » February 26th, 2011, 4:44 am

Hit or miss. I do like the new Zink decoys in Cabelas/Basspro magazines this year. They look pretty durn real!

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RE: DECOYS

Postby retranger » February 26th, 2011, 5:01 am

Spurhuntin I see your in the Coast Guard,,,,,,,Thanks for your service!!!
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RE: DECOYS

Postby SpurHuntinHillbilly » February 26th, 2011, 9:59 am

I see you are from back home. Otsego County boy here!

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RE: DECOYS

Postby bow_junky » February 27th, 2011, 7:58 am

I dont use them as much as Id like cause I cut and run quite a bit.
 
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