JeffW wrote:Best decoy is no decoy. Get birds going in the woods and call em in, they always come to the sound, usually shoot them real close. There isn't any decoy for them to see 60 yards out and hang up wanting the hen to go to them
Yeh, this can be very true, i've had some very good luck w nothing but a call and a shotgun. If you are in the woods, you can get a frustrated tom gobbling and searching all over for the hen he hears, and will often walk right up to you. Ive also had several hens lead toms away when - i am assuming - they saw my hen decoy as their competition.
on the flip side, Last year a buddy insisted on putting a whole spread of turkey decoys out, toms, jakes, hens and all. I didnt expect any birds to come in, but low and behold, 3 nice toms walked right into the middle of the decoy spread.
So theres lots of ways to trick these birds, but trying to figure out which trick to use is the fun part...