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#3173023 - 02/22/13 11:45 AM Re: Strutter Decoys and Gobble Calls [Re: Wrangler95]
12 Point

Registered: 11/05/09
Posts: 5409
Loc: jackson co.

I only use my strutter when I hunt fields. I've done better with it in early and late season. success has been about 50/50. sometimes they run right up to it and try to fight and sometimes they run away from it.
#3173396 - 02/22/13 07:27 PM Re: Strutter Decoys and Gobble Calls [Re: Setterman]

Registered: 03/02/11
Posts: 62
Loc: TN, Overton

Here's my DSD strutter. I hooked up a motion stake that I got from BPS. It has a remote control. The strutter looks too good and I won't use it on public property, only on my lease. I've been trying out the new Haint gobble call, but I got a lot more practicing to do on that.. its a lot of fun trying. I usually use a DSD Jake and hen. They work real good together. When the gobblers are henned up, the DSD hen has caused hens to leave the gobbler and come over and put some whooping on her and that sometimes will bring the henned up gobbler in close enough for a shot. The jakes work good for me too, busted a lot of gobblers over my jake.
Good luck and safe hunting, David

#3173787 - 02/23/13 08:31 AM Re: Strutter Decoys and Gobble Calls [Re: Setterman]
8 Point

Registered: 08/14/08
Posts: 1828
Loc: Seymour TN

Only decoy I ever use is just a single hen and I rarely use that
#3173926 - 02/23/13 12:49 PM Re: Strutter Decoys and Gobble Calls [Re: stickler]
Southern Sportsman
8 Point

Registered: 09/18/11
Posts: 1129
Loc: West TN

I have killed a few birds over a strutter decoy, and I have "gobbled up" two. Both times birds were hung up and I gobbled as a last resort. One flew across a swamp and landed right in front of me, the other came running down a logging road looking for the intruder. Both were among the coolest hunts I've had, but its a rare situation for it to work. You have to catch one in just the right mood.

As for the decoys, there is absolute no logical way to argue that they don't work in the right situation. I never carry a strutter just to use in general, but I always keep it in my truck during season and if I am hunting a particular bird or particular group of birds that I think will come to it, I will absolutely use one and have had great results with it. If a bird seems to be a dominant bird and or when a turkey routinely struts in the same field, he will likely be offended if another bird is strutting a hundred yards away from his spot, and then a strutter is deadly.

#3173975 - 02/23/13 03:16 PM Re: Strutter Decoys and Gobble Calls [Re: Southern Sportsman]
Benelli 4 Life
4 Point

Registered: 05/15/12
Posts: 276
Loc: Bledsoe Co. TN

I have used decoys in the past but have never killed a bird off one. I watched my buddy get in behind a strutter and crawl out into a field with a longbeard. Bird spun around and saw him,gobbled hard and ran straight at him. He killed the bird at bout 10ft. It was very cool to watch. That bird made 7 birds he has killed that way. I tried it the next day on a longbeard but he decided I wanted his 5 hens more than he did and broke to a run. I kept crawlin and ended up bout 20yds from the hens. After I kill 3 this year I'm gonna try to fill my last tag crawlin behind a strutter decoy.
You can't fix stupid!

#3174004 - 02/23/13 03:50 PM Re: Strutter Decoys and Gobble Calls [Re: Benelli 4 Life]
4 Point

Registered: 03/06/12
Posts: 289
Loc: Tennessee

In my experience its hit or miss. I will say if you have a bird that just will not react to a call or regular decoy,a strutting decoys isn't a bad thing to have.
#3176249 - 02/25/13 08:49 PM Re: Strutter Decoys and Gobble Calls [Re: J-WO]
14 Point

Registered: 06/20/11
Posts: 8269
Loc: Grundy county

I hardly ever use a decoy but I have had them charge in to a gobble.
Team Run 'N Gunners

#3176471 - 02/26/13 07:09 AM Re: Strutter Decoys and Gobble Calls [Re: timberjack86]
8 Point

Registered: 09/14/09
Posts: 1239
Loc: McNairy County

I've never had any luck with a strutter but have had great success in fields with an el cheapo hen and jake decoy.
#3176746 - 02/26/13 11:34 AM Re: Strutter Decoys and Gobble Calls [Re: bowhunterfanatic]
4 Point

Registered: 08/04/08
Posts: 156
Loc: Eads TN

I just don't like to carry them, I've killed birds over them but many times I would just end up leaving them and then having to make a long trip back to retrieve them.

I've gotten some response from gobbling on a mouth call but I don't do it a lot.

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