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Re: High end vs bargain decoys?
« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2018, 09:34:00 PM »
I just bought one of these last fall. Folds up flat and super light and you can set up a couple of different ways.

https://www.montanadecoy.com/hunting-decoys/turkey/miss-purr-fect-3d-hen-decoy

This caught my eye. They have a jake/hen combo that may follow me home from sportsmans next time I'm there.

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Re: High end vs bargain decoys?
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2018, 11:32:20 AM »
I used to always use a decoy or two.  I rarely use my decoys anymore.  I try and set up so when the gobbler comes into view, he's already in range.
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Re: High end vs bargain decoys?
« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2018, 04:49:48 PM »
Honestly, we tried the "funky chicken" decoy last year (bought at sportsman's) with calling and got a nice tom with it. The other decoys we have were bought off craigslist.

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Re: High end vs bargain decoys?
« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2018, 11:31:22 AM »
I have yet to kill a bird using dekes. Not a necessity.


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Re: High end vs bargain decoys?
« Reply #19 on: February 05, 2018, 09:50:09 AM »
I have yet to kill a bird using dekes. Not a necessity.


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Like many things in hunting, it is not really a necessity, but a tool.  In this case he is wanting to archery hunt.  I can with 100% certainty state that using a decoy correctly will improve his odds of killing a turkey with archery equipment, by drawing the birds attention away from the hunter.  I can also state that a ground blind would also improve his odds in that it hides a lot of motion associated with drawing your bow.

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Re: High end vs bargain decoys?
« Reply #20 on: February 05, 2018, 09:27:21 PM »
Ahh I didnít see the archery part sorry bout that. Lots of guys and gals use the DSD and Avian X decoys.


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Re: High end vs bargain decoys?
« Reply #21 on: March 06, 2018, 11:59:56 AM »
I have a flock of the cheap foam ones.....  The $20 ones.

Turkeys come up to them every year.

How many is a flock? I don't know if I need a bunch or a few honestly. Eat hung videos on YouTube it seems like 1-4  is typical?
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I'm not saying that's right.    It's just what I do.    And turkeys like coming in and dying by my dekes.    :dunno:

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Re: High end vs bargain decoys?
« Reply #22 on: March 06, 2018, 05:39:47 PM »
I've had ,Jed n Henrietta , two rubber decoys from the 80's ,never thought about buying others , these alllllways work , they look more like moshpit divers at this point but all birds come running , so I'll never change , but all those news things are great I got dragged out of the isle at Cabela's by my significant other cuz I was so involved I was told. , Neet stuff,id say the more compact the better for moving around
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Re: High end vs bargain decoys?
« Reply #23 on: March 07, 2018, 08:27:46 PM »
I bought the $30 set from basspro last year just to try out during the later season.  I was just curious more than anything else.

I killed a big Tom and a Jake off those decoys.

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