Decoy Selection

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  1. Dunn County

    Dunn County Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Similar to other questions being asked, but also not looking to jack their thread.

    My brother and I are in the market for some different decoys and are looking to purchase just 2. We will likely be getting DSD, Avian, or Dakota so that not the question. That said, which 2 should we get to make the best 1-2 combo (tom or jake) paired with (lookout, laydown/submissive, feeder, or breeder/upright)?
     
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    DSD jake and any hen. The jake is key, not much matters beyond that. But if you want me to pick a hen for you I'd go with a DSD upright or DSD leading hen (Cabela's exclusive).
     
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    Shane0709 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I would say avian jake with a breeder hen would make a good combo.
     
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    I imagine asking brand is about like asking what's your favorite truck... but I like my 3/4-strut Avian X jake paired with two hens, a feeder and breeder. If I had to go with just ONE hen, I'd pick the breeder. Had a lot of toms come in and beat the snot out of the jake and then try to jump on the breeder, so Avian must have got the posture right.
     
  5. Dunn County

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    Thanks for the insight everyone.
     
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    DSD, no doubt. Look better, and much lighter.
     
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    DSD is hands down the best decoy ive ever seen on the market. Id go with the jake and probably any hen would do for that matter. Myself I would probably go with a breeder/upright.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback all!
     
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    IMO it's kind of depends on the type of hunting you are doing. I have both DSD and Avian X and love them both. I have all the DSD turkey decoy and use them in different hunts then i would an Avian X do to the fact that the avails are collapsable and can be more compact unlike the DSD's. I have the avian jake and breeder hen on hunter where I'm walking along way where I don't feel the need to carry in my DSD's. I can deflate both of them throw them in one sling bag put it in my turkey vest and off I go. But I feel my DSDs bring in more birds and have a better looking spread. I traded a friend the submissive hen for the cabelas exclusive leading hen. The tom looks amazing when you add real wings and fan. But it really comes down to how you hunt and your needs
     
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    If you're looking for the hen, I'd get the gobbstopper by primos. It's a beautiful looking decoy that's only $30 at Walmart. At my local pro shop, they have the most realistic decoys without using real feathers, but they're $90. Made of the same material, just with a lot more detail. Details that a turkey won't care too much about
     

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