mpbeyer9, FIRST - CONGRATS ON YOUR BIRD. Do not get discouraged about using decoys. All turkeys have different personalities, if you will, whether by having being beat up, close calls with hens around, or they are simply NOT interested. I've had hunts where if i would hv had a decoy out, I would hv sealed the deal. In a recent hunt in KS, I set out a hen decoy, Called in FOUR gobblers only to be spooked by it. It just didn't work this time. I put the decoy away, hunted some more and ended up taking a nice Jake. This past wkend I had my set-up of a Jake, bedded hen, & a full strut decoy. I called enough to get the gobblers attention and let the decoys work their magic. That's why you gotta love hunting. It may come down to being an art
. Check out my KS & MO hunts to show you my set-ups. YouTube: lxtagle.
Fun, Friends, Family! p.s. If you want to kill something, don't hunt - if you want to hunt, welcome to my world.
- "Don't Quit!" ("buckhuntr15 in D&DH forum)