Calling with hens in the decoys

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Calling with hens in the decoys

Postby Super Dave 32 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:13 am

This may be old hat for guys that have hunted longer than me but I learned something this weekend. My daughter and I had a dozen hens walking in our decoys for about 30 minutes. I didn't call while they were there thinking that I had "live decoys" and didn't want to scare them off -- maybe a hold-over from duck hunting. We could hear some gobbling around us and waited and waited for the toms to come but they didn't. I went decided to hit the box call and the hens in our decoys started yelping like crazy but stayed put. Within 10 minutes we had 7 jakes and two longbeards in our laps.

Lesson learned, if the hens aren't yelping, they aren't helping (how do you like that rhyme?)
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Re: Calling with hens in the decoys

Postby pete/pmr » Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:33 pm

Yup!!! Thats the way to get the ball rolling!!!! Live and learn!!!! :grooving:
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