Decoys

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  1. BigDaddy

    BigDaddy Die Hard Bowhunter

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    So what is your decoy set up? How many do yoiu use? And what do you use? I have a jake and a hen. Is it worth it to get a Strutting Tom?
     
  2. elkguide

    elkguide Grizzled Veteran

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    Yes.
    No.
    Maybe.


    All depends on your set up. I've killed birds with and without decoys.
    Every set up and time of the year is different.


    I like having lots of options so if I had your money, I'd buy TWO!!!!!!
     
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    foodplot19 Grizzled Veteran

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    Mostly just use hen decoy. Like elkguide said, it all depends on who has had their *** kicked and who has kicked ***.
     
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    Techn9cian 02 Newb

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    I use two avian x hens. The breeder and lookout, no male and that seems to work fine.
     
  5. SharpEyeSam

    SharpEyeSam Legendary Woodsman

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    I use an Avian X Jake and I an trying the Avian X Laydown hen this year. I used a jake and hen last year and they worked well for me.
     
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    Born2Hunt Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I use the avianx decoys I used a feeding hen and a look out hen last year and worked well I'm thinking about adding the avianx Jake to my setup

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  7. Trevor TFO

    Trevor TFO Weekend Warrior

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    Honestly everyday and every situation is different. There is no way to tell what will be the perfect set up will be for that day or for that bird. I've had birds come over the hill and see my strutter decoy and turn around and go the other way but I've also had them come in and beat the living you know what out of it. To answer your question about getting a strutting tom decoy, I'd say yes. It's nice to have a couple different options.
     
  8. DEC

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    I never hunt without a decoy.

    DSD jake most hunts. DSD strutter when I am not using the jake.

    Then any combination of my DSD hens ... it honestly doesn't matter all that much. The DSD jake or strutter is always the key to the set up.
     

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