With or without decoys

Discussion in 'Turkey Hunting' started by Itswhatwedooutdoors6, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. Itswhatwedooutdoors6

    Itswhatwedooutdoors6 Weekend Warrior

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    Do you seem to have more succes while using decoys or not? Everytime i have decoys out, the turkeys never seem to come in as close as when im not using one.? Any help is appreciated
     
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    AntlerAddict BHOD Crew

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    I never use to like using them, but since I hunt them mostly with the bow now, the decoy may help bring them into point blank range. A strutting tom works the best for me! Good luck!
     
  3. Itswhatwedooutdoors6

    Itswhatwedooutdoors6 Weekend Warrior

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    Thanks for the help! any specific brand?
     
  4. flystraightandtrue

    flystraightandtrue Weekend Warrior

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    depends on the situation i guess. when im in an open field ill usually use one but if im in the woods i usually dont. And if i notice birds are getting decoy shy i def. quit using them.
     
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    The Butcher Weekend Warrior

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    i totally agree, it has to depend on the situation/mood the birds are in, trial and error. the birds will let you know what they like for sure. and the more believable the set up is, the better it looks to them. try and get where they want to be and you have half the battle won already.
     
  6. gutone4me

    gutone4me Grizzled Veteran

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    I have killed over 30 turkeys and can count on 1 hand the ones I have killed while using decoys. Now I am a gun hunter and that makes a difference also.
     
  7. Rory/MO

    Rory/MO Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I don't bowhunt them but when I'm on a field I use them but in the woods normally I don't.
     
  8. HIDE-A-BOW

    HIDE-A-BOW Newb

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    HIDE-A-BOW and Spin-N-Strut thats all you need!!!!!!
     
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    I use a full strut decoy as well, works pretty good for me
     

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