how many decoys do you use?

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how many decoys do you use?

Postby teebugg » Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:07 pm

I seem to have better luck with one hen or none at all. That being said i have half a dozen decoys lol. Whats your strategy?
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Re: how many decoys do you use?

Postby AppalachianAssassin » Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:57 pm

well take note that my hunting area is steap and dense. so, i carry one hen decoy and havent used it in a few years. my rule of thumb on decoys is if you can shoot as far as you can see they may hurt more than they help.
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Re: how many decoys do you use?

Postby Timberghost » Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:51 am

I usually put out a hen and a strutter, sometimes just a hen. At times no decoys, but I've run two strutters and a couple hens before also. Ya basicly have to adapt to what the birds want to see
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Re: how many decoys do you use?

Postby carolinagreenhead » Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:09 pm

Timberghost wrote:I usually put out a hen and a strutter, sometimes just a hen. At times no decoys, but I've run two strutters and a couple hens before also. Ya basicly have to adapt to what the birds want to see


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Re: how many decoys do you use?

Postby DocHolladay » Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:38 pm

I usually run a lone hen. If it comes down to it, I'll run 2 hens.
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Re: how many decoys do you use?

Postby cut_un » Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:02 am

I use as many as 3. Two hens and a strutter. (Up-right,feeding hen and the Thunder Chicken). Will drop the gobbler decoy ,depending on how they seem to be acting acting towards it. I always will use at lease 1 hen.
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Re: how many decoys do you use?

Postby teebugg » Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:41 am

Last season i used the thunderchicken with a hen laying down in front of him. Had a live hen come in check them out and proceed to dust herself 3 feet from them. Then she nested haha. Guess she wasnt spooked by either of the decoys but she didnt drag a gobbler with her! I normally put out one hen early season. Then as the season progresses ill change with what the birds seem to like.
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Re: how many decoys do you use?

Postby cut_un » Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:41 pm

Picked up /replaced my feeding hen today, just replaced my old one.... it's a Turkey Thug "Workin Girl" Rubbler decoy. It looks just about like my old decoy with the exception of having MORE FEATHER DETAIL. :thumbsup:
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Re: how many decoys do you use?

Postby hawkeye76 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:51 pm

1 AvianX feeding hen. She was kinda expensive, but looks scary real.
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Re: how many decoys do you use?

Postby JP_hntnfsh » Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:50 am

Do you find that you adjust the number of decoys from the early season to late season? Here in MN the season starts in mid april and runs through the end of May. Seems like the early season the birds are more into the decoys and calls and the late season they are a bit decoy shy and at times run from any and all calling. Now i am not saying that they are not running because of my calling but...just wondering.

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