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favorite turkey decoy

Post by Robinsons Rebel » Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:05 pm

Whats everybody using as their favorite turkey decoy? I've used Buck Wing decoys for about 20 years now and have had great success with them. I like the the look of those expensive ones also but I've killed turkeys using those cheap, phony looking foam ones too.I don't think turkeys mind one way or the other!
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Post by W.Miguire » Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:21 pm

I used a mounted decoy I did myself and now I use DSD's . they are the closest as you can get to a real one . they are costly but well worth it IMO.
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Post by W.Miguire » Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:21 pm

I used a mounted decoy I did myself and now I use DSD's . they are the closest as you can get to a real one . they are costly but well worth it IMO.
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Re: favorite turkey decoy

Post by robertyb » Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:10 am

I use a Pretty Boy and girl most of the time but every now and then I just stick out a folding foam hen by herself or maybe with a folding foam Jake. The big older mature gobblers prefer Pretty Boy once they start loosing a few hens. I actually had one leave his hens and run almost 50 yards to Pretty Boy to attack him one morning. I gave him a ride home. His 6 hens all ran off when he hit the ground.
I had 4 Jakes come visit my foam hen this morning. It was tempting as I was using my new Ravin but I let them walk.
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Post by longbow joe » Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:56 pm

Avians feeding and laying but l got this stupid looking blow up hen that the turkeys just levitate to. Dont know why it looks really fake. ..mabe it's her butt dont know
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Re: favorite turkey decoy

Post by Carnivorous » Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:22 pm

I use this one. I think it's a basspro special but has fooled a few Toms and Jake's over the years! :)

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Re: favorite turkey decoy

Post by Stepnoutnb » Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:34 pm

I have ZERO experience hunting turkey. I was going to try and get a tag this year for the first ever season in NB. Looks like Covid-19 has destroyed any chance of a season/draw. On speculation I purchased these Primos Gobstopper Jake and hen combo.Just a picture to show you what they look like. The stakes are nice and you can lower the hen in a breeding posture. I’m sure there are better looking decoys but the price was right.
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Re: favorite turkey decoy

Post by robertyb » Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:12 am

Stepnoutnb wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:34 pm
I have ZERO experience hunting turkey. I was going to try and get a tag this year for the first ever season in NB. Looks like Covid-19 has destroyed any chance of a season/draw. On speculation I purchased these Primos Gobstopper Jake and hen combo.Just a picture to show you what they look like. The stakes are nice and you can lower the hen in a breeding posture. I’m sure there are better looking decoys but the price was right.
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They should work just fine. I was out this morning and had two jakes come by and all I had out were a couple of fold up Featherflex decoys that are probably 30 years old.
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Re: favorite turkey decoy

Post by Robinsons Rebel » Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:27 am

I've used those too.[inflatable ones] Really fake looking but thats kind of my point. I sometimes think it really doesn't matter to a turkey but we spend alot of money to buy realistic looking turkey decoys. One day just for fun, I might spray paint a brown paper bag to look like one to see if I can get one to come in. :wtf:
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Re: favorite turkey decoy

Post by janesy » Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:26 pm

I always have the greatest plans for my dek's but usually they make it about half way in and I get tired of carrying them and stash them in a bush with my gunsock.

I almost always forget to pick up my gunsock.
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