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#1724727 - 01/13/10 10:38 PM recommendation on turkey decoy
midtndeerhunter
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This will be my first season turkey hunting and was wondering what are some good decoys? I've looked at a ton and just can't make my mind up. I also, honestly, do not know what "kind" to get, should I get a jake and hen, tom and hen, a hen, etc.... Just pretty lost any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks
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#1725124 - 01/14/10 09:40 AM Re: recommendation on turkey decoy [Re: ]
bvoss
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I used a Buckwing hen decoy by herself for years. She alone has been the death of many toms and I still often just use her. I got the B-Mobile a couple of years ago and trimmed down a gobbler fan to make it look like a jake. I've really only seen two main types of reaction from gobblers with it: they either come in running or run the other way. It being your first year I would get a good hen decoy that has a good looking head. They work great in the open, but in the woods you probably wont even need one.
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#1725178 - 01/14/10 10:17 AM Re: recommendation on turkey decoy [Re: bvoss]
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You might want to take a look at the decoys put out by Dave Smith Decoys. I purchased one last year and it is the most realistic looking decoy on the market. It is a hard body decoy and a little pricey. Last year I killed two Osceola’s off the decoy. Every time the hens come in on the decoy they start to peck on it. I have nine decoys at the moment and the Dave Smith decoy is the one that is in my truck the entire spring gobbler season. There is a downside to the Dave Smith turkey decoys unless the changed them this year. I had the decoy fall out of my truck last season on to the concrete driveway and the head broke off at the neck. I used some epoxy and glue it back on and it is good as new. I think if you shot the decoy by mistake it might shatter. That is the good and bad on Dave Smith Decoys. Question is “would I purchase another Dave Smith decoy?” Answer is yes, because they work well.
Here is the link to their website: http://davesmithdecoys.com/

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#1725227 - 01/14/10 11:04 AM Re: recommendation on turkey decoy [Re: Stoner]
bvoss
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Man Stoner, those decoys look great ! My only issue would be that you couldn't fold them up. Its incredible how realistic they are though. Very nice.
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#1726209 - 01/14/10 08:39 PM Re: recommendation on turkey decoy [Re: bvoss]
midtndeerhunter
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thanks for your thoughts, and those dave smith decoys sure do look good, but the price is a little high for what i was wanting to spend.
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#1726759 - 01/15/10 08:07 AM Re: recommendation on turkey decoy [Re: midtndeerhunter]
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Can't go wrong with a HEN

Some situations I have been in a Male Decoy will seem more dominant so burds wont work good, I have heard of gobblers running in to tear a tom decoy all to pieces but hasnt worked for me in the past!
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#1730832 - 01/17/10 05:58 PM Re: recommendation on turkey decoy [Re: ]
turkeyhunter64
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I hunt with a feather flex jake and a She mobile hen. That is about it. Used the big struting gobblers but to much trouble for quick set up and movement. But I run and gun so that's my info.
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#1731780 - 01/18/10 06:43 AM Re: recommendation on turkey decoy [Re: turkeyhunter64]
superdeerhunter
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Go with the jake mobile. I bought it last year and put a real jake fan in it and it was good enough to put three great toms in my lap. I also use the She mobile with him and I have to say that Primos has some great decoys.
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#1732466 - 01/18/10 02:25 PM Re: recommendation on turkey decoy [Re: superdeerhunter]
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Pretty boy combo has served me well.
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#1735101 - 01/19/10 07:56 PM Re: recommendation on turkey decoy [Re: Winchester]
midtndeerhunter
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appreciate it fellas, guess it comes down to personal preference. That pretty boy combo is one i've had my eyes on winchester, but there's acouple others too. thanks all
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