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Offline ian_padron

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Subspecies Decoy Question
« on: April 11, 2018, 12:58:05 PM »
How important is it to match your decoy setup with the subspecies you're hunting? Noticed that not many options exist for Merriams decoys.

This will be my first time chasing gobblers in WA.

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Re: Subspecies Decoy Question
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2018, 01:01:31 PM »
I wouldn't worry too much about it. Where species overlap they cross breed as well. Any ol' hen will do for a horny tom.
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Re: Subspecies Decoy Question
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2018, 01:20:35 PM »
The area above Spokane has cross-bred turkeys.

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Re: Subspecies Decoy Question
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2018, 01:47:31 PM »
You might be overestimating the intelligence of the turkey. 

I had wild toms trying to inseminate domestic white turkey hens through chicken wire on more than one occasion.
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Re: Subspecies Decoy Question
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2018, 01:48:39 PM »
Turkeys are no more racist than dogs.  Any dekes will do.
As long as we have the habitat, we can argue forever about who gets to kill what and when.  No habitat = no game.

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Re: Subspecies Decoy Question
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2018, 01:50:33 PM »
Appreciate the advice guys!

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Re: Subspecies Decoy Question
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2018, 01:51:17 PM »
Toms will do some straight up gratuitous action to plastic hens.  They see what they want to see - but they don't stop there  :chuckle:
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Re: Subspecies Decoy Question
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2018, 06:08:46 PM »
Turkeys are no more racist than dogs.  Any dekes will do.
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