Curious as to what decoys you guys use and when. Just picked up a half strut Jake, and painted his head white. Also have a hen. I painted the Jakes head after watching the head color of numerous Jakes that have come in the past few hunts, and almost all of them turn white right as they begin to strut around the hen decoy. I am planning on just running the Jake the next couple hunts to see if I can draw a long beard closer to investigate the hen calls while trying to intimidate the Jake deke. Am I on the right track here? Still very new to the turkey thing.
Back when I hunted 3L allot I called in too many googans to take the chance. Never needed anything like that on private land.
Had a buddy almost get shot at 3L by road hunters who were hunting Prairie Lakes when they shot at a Jake crossing the road to get to his decoy once too.
I say use what your conscience tells you, and you will hunt harder and hunt longer.
I use decoys occasionally but generally prefer hunting without one so that I have less to carry.
Another accomplished Turkey Hunter did not care for the classic decoy.
Used a decoy head , cut off, placed on a mounting stick....... placed Just So in grass,brush, poking out in to an always not too big of an open area of a certain layout.
Good luck to all the north of 70 guys tomorrow! Hopefully, the weather cooperates.
Its like the Cobies love your boat Ruff lol
That’s funny. It was actually 2 hunters for 4 birds. I also didn’t post any pictures of my set ups at Big Cypress or 3 Lakes where I came home with my tail between my legs.