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Re: Thoughts on deer decoys

Post by xcaliber » Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:27 pm

Timbrhuntr wrote:
Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:43 pm
Ha ha. The first time I put mine out in a field behind my buddies house on his farm. I watched as he came charging out the door to confront the game warden that had the gall to put up a decoy to catch poachers on his farm. We laughed when he found out it was me. Man was he mad at first he didn't even recognize me. The first time i set mine in kansas i put it about 1000 yards from a road around a slight bend. Couldn't believe all the cars and trucks that slowed down to try and see it. Since then I don't set mine where it can be seen from the road period.
Yes, they will attract DEER HUNTERS too! :lol: :lol:
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Re: Thoughts on deer decoys

Post by W.Miguire » Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:32 pm

In Nov. I have to take my deer target in . Have lost two of them due bucks tearing them up it happened at night so I didn't see how it happened . but it was ovious what had happened. :lol:
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Re: Thoughts on deer decoys

Post by sproulman » Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:40 pm

artifact wrote:
Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:51 pm
You want my thought, well here goes!
Last week was archery season with the PA muzzleloader doe mixed in and the last three days of it juniors and seniors could use a rifle, there is no way I would want a doe decoy anywhere near me during that week! :lol:
That's just for that week though, I have never used a decoy but would be willing to try one during the rest of the archery season.
I bet I was only one in woods hunting archery for buck that silly doe fill freezer week I hate so much ..YES road hunter after road hunter shooting out window ...I heard of 6 in-line lost doe and 5 archery lost doe just what I am hearing think how many were wounded and lost..

Now monday is archery bear kill mother with cubs my whole archery hunting is ruined ..Voice is saying Sproul pay lease and hunt privateland...

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Re: Thoughts on deer decoys

Post by sproulman » Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:45 pm

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Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:42 pm
It always weirds me out thinking of poachers, road hunters etc taking shots at decoys. When you're setting up, keep your safety in mind.
BTW, I read a long time ago of an older hunter using a white feather dangling in the breeze attracting other deer. I've always wanted to try that.

Story time for Boo... :lol: We name our poachers here and one of them is BABY CHEWY ... :roll: Yes he is famous he shot ROBO DOE out window of truck at 9 am was arrested...Next day at 1;30 pm he shot ROBO DOE again guess what he said to wco...

WHERE DID I HIT HER THIS TIME..... :shock: They said right in motor and its going to cost you... :lol:

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Re: Thoughts on deer decoys

Post by Trentco1 » Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:37 pm

Ain’t that cute :lol: :lol:

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Re: Thoughts on deer decoys

Post by ihunt » Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:46 pm

Thanks for all the replies, wow :D To answer some questions I'm hunting on private land, we are two hunters ( he a weekend hunter and I'm anytime I want) on a 209 acres farm land. So I'm leaning on a montana doe decoy.
Love those decoy stories lol's
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Re: Thoughts on deer decoys

Post by catclr » Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:48 pm

sproulman wrote:
Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:45 pm
Boo wrote:
Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:42 pm
It always weirds me out thinking of poachers, road hunters etc taking shots at decoys. When you're setting up, keep your safety in mind.
BTW, I read a long time ago of an older hunter using a white feather dangling in the breeze attracting other deer. I've always wanted to try that.

Story time for Boo... :lol: We name our poachers here and one of them is BABY CHEWY ... :roll: Yes he is famous he shot ROBO DOE out window of truck at 9 am was arrested...Next day at 1;30 pm he shot ROBO DOE again guess what he said to wco...

WHERE DID I HIT HER THIS TIME..... :shock: They said right in motor and its going to cost you... :lol:

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Re: Thoughts on deer decoys

Post by xcaliber » Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:51 pm

You should enjoy success. Remember, right before the doe become receptive the competition is high on balanced areas of buck / doe ratios. A challenging buck right before the girls are ready, mixed in with some rattling goes a long way, and the action can be fast! Last week of October / first week of November here is MAGIC for this stuff. Have fun, and good luck! :wink:
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Re: Thoughts on deer decoys

Post by artifact » Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:07 pm

sproulman wrote:
Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:40 pm
artifact wrote:
Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:51 pm
You want my thought, well here goes!
Last week was archery season with the PA muzzleloader doe mixed in and the last three days of it juniors and seniors could use a rifle, there is no way I would want a doe decoy anywhere near me during that week! :lol:
That's just for that week though, I have never used a decoy but would be willing to try one during the rest of the archery season.
I bet I was only one in woods hunting archery for buck that silly doe fill freezer week I hate so much ..YES road hunter after road hunter shooting out window ...I heard of 6 in-line lost doe and 5 archery lost doe just what I am hearing think how many were wounded and lost..

Now monday is archery bear kill mother with cubs my whole archery hunting is ruined ..Voice is saying Sproul pay lease and hunt privateland...
Last year you weren't the only one, I also archery hunted through the inline/rifle season. Figured it would be my luck that I would have the biggest buck I ever saw standing in front of me with the inline in hand. This year I shot a buck last Tues., never even went out with the inline or rifle. Funny part is, while I was finishing up trimming the last piece of meat from the buck, I looked over in a small opening just off the yard and there stood a doe and her two young ones at about 60yds! She was safe, I see her all the time and consider her like a neighbor.
Agree with you, what PA is doing anymore with these seasons is beyond ridiculous!
What you are talking about starts to add up also, lost doe during archery, ML, rifle, and FL I would bet adds up to quite a few doe across the state that aren't counted in the harvest reports but were still killed, same goes for buck. Gee, come to think of it, I have never seen the PGC put out an estimate of how many deer are killed by hunters but never retrieved and thus not reported, they seem to be good at estimating everything else!
Couple years ago a buddy found a buck that was shot during archery, I think 4 or 5 different guys called him to find out if it was the buck they lost, nope none of theirs!

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Re: Thoughts on deer decoys

Post by Hi5 » Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:14 pm

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