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#1157622 - 01/31/09 07:00 PM Number of dekes
Buckblaster
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Kind of early for this type of question but here it goes.

How many decoys do you use and what are they. (jakes, hens)
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#1157657 - 01/31/09 07:26 PM Re: Number of dekes [Re: Buckblaster]
WTM
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1 jake, 2 hens. sometimes i setup without the jake, depends on how the gobblers are reacting to it. sometimes during the season i will usually find some gobblers shy away from the jake decoy.

Edited by WTM (01/31/09 07:27 PM)

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#1157801 - 01/31/09 08:55 PM Re: Number of dekes [Re: WTM]
buckdead
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i just use one hen decoy.
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#1157895 - 01/31/09 10:38 PM Re: Number of dekes [Re: buckdead]
pigpen
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I normally at least use 1 hen and a jake. This year I'm going to break out King Strut and use 2 hens!
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#1159194 - 02/02/09 08:31 AM Re: Number of dekes [Re: Buckblaster]
Gravey
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I normally use one or two hens when set up on a field and sometimes Pretty Boy too. If I'm in the woods I normally don't use any.
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#1159644 - 02/02/09 11:45 AM Re: Number of dekes [Re: Gravey]
smstone22
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I usually take 3 hens and 1 jake if Im hunting some of my places that have huge fields. Dont take any for mountain woods hunting.
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#1159732 - 02/02/09 12:07 PM Re: Number of dekes [Re: smstone22]
muddyboots
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I rarely use one but if i do its just one bmobile.
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#1159737 - 02/02/09 12:11 PM Re: Number of dekes [Re: muddyboots]
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I got several but normally just carry one hen decoy.
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#1160804 - 02/02/09 08:18 PM Re: Number of dekes [Re: CopperHead77]
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I hate decoys but when I hunt a field bird I use them. I use a full strut tom and two hens.
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#1160891 - 02/02/09 08:46 PM Re: Number of dekes [Re: CopperHead77]
benellifelli
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I have a strutter (Pretty Boy) and a hen. Used the strutter last year once. I bought a DSD hen to try this year. I never had a real good place to set up with the decoy's. Probably use them more this year.
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#1164989 - 02/05/09 08:08 AM Re: Number of dekes [Re: Buckblaster]
Lawrence
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early on I will use 3-4 hens and a couple of jakes
Late in the season 1 hen or none at all
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#1167368 - 02/06/09 04:03 PM Re: Number of dekes [Re: Buckblaster]
Wes Parrish
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 Originally Posted By: Buckblaster
How many decoys do you use and what are they. (jakes, hens)

ZERO.

I've had great success in using decoys, and been greatly handicapped by using decoys. I see them as overall a "neutral" factor, and I've come to enjoy my turkey hunting more by not using them. Too easy to get "busted" when trying to set them out, or trying to retrieve them for your next "run" ---- and they're just something else I don't need to carry.

I've had decoys bring in an old Tom, and I've had decoys cause a Tom to hang up ---- mostly the latter.

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#1167441 - 02/06/09 05:27 PM Re: Number of dekes [Re: Wes Parrish]
cruff10
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I hunt more in the Mountains and don't need one. If I hunted more fields I would use them.

I have one and have used it once with no luck...

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#1168853 - 02/08/09 10:03 AM Re: Number of dekes [Re: CopperHead77]
TennTurkeyHunter
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Most of the time 3 1 jake, 2 hens.

I have used the jake on the hen breeding.

I am going to try and turn my jake decoy into a struting turkey with a real fan this season.
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#1169406 - 02/08/09 07:03 PM Re: Number of dekes [Re: CopperHead77]
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One hen and pretty boy when they are right!!
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#1174717 - 02/11/09 12:28 PM Re: Number of dekes [Re: ]
showmehorns
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 Originally Posted By: captain hook
None, don't need them.


Yes, you do. But I agree, they aren't always a must. Depending on the situation, terrain and what mood the turkeys are in that day, they can mean the difference in watching a bird from 100 yards, or carrying him over your shoulder on the way back to the truck.
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#1177993 - 02/13/09 09:15 AM Re: Number of dekes [Re: CopperHead77]
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I usually just use one hen. Last year, I bought one of the B-mobiles and added a jake fan to it. I had long beards, jakes, hens, practically everything comming to it. It worked great early to mid season. If I'm in the woods, I usually dont even use a decoy.
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#1178253 - 02/13/09 10:34 AM Re: Number of dekes [Re: showmehorns]
deerchaser007
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Depends mostly on were i hunt and time of the year. In feilds or in the woods.

Fields or small plots,. early season,.. 1 hen, 1 feeding hen. Mid season,.. feeding hen and Bmobile ,.. late,.. just the feeding hen.
Woods,.. early and mid season,. 1 hen and late season i use no decoy.
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#1178306 - 02/13/09 11:20 AM Re: Number of dekes [Re: CopperHead77]
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I don't use them very much, and depending on the place and pressure, I use a jake and 2 hens or just the 2 hens.
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#1187984 - 02/18/09 12:28 PM Re: Number of dekes [Re: swamperJim]
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I use a jake and a hen when hunting pastures but none in the woods!!
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