What decoys do you use in early season? My Killer B scared off a Jake this morning (youth hunt), but he just had his butt kicked by a mature tom. I had two hens and the Killer B out. Too much? Just hens? What should I have done?
I use a couple of hens and a Jake during early season. Worked this morning. 5 long beards came in to establish their dominance. I have used this many times over the years. I used to use stuffers but now use the Avian X. I find that even jakes will come in to this setup. We were using a blind in a field. I would not try to run and gun with 3 decoys. I have just used a single hen/jake many times with my clients, rarely fails to get a response if they are seen.