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Postby goosecaller » Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:50 pm

I am a new Turkey hunter and I was wondering about decoys. So I don't buy a bunch in order to get one I like, which decoy or set of decoys would you buy if you had to use one. Thanks.
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Postby pete/pmr » Mon Feb 09, 2009 4:41 pm

B-Mobile and She-mobile!Have had amazing results with these decoys!
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Postby JoeyO » Mon Feb 09, 2009 5:34 pm

Right now as we speak I am clicking purchase on a carry light boy & girl set.. great asset. I also like to carry a jake, get them gobblers pissed off.

get em quick, on sale at cabellas for the set 79 bucks.
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Postby trueoutdoorsman » Tue Feb 10, 2009 8:33 am

Dave Smith Decoys makes the most realistic hen decoy out there. It is a little pricy but is very durable and looks absolutely amazing!
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Postby SeaArkDude » Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:24 am

Heck yeah, DSD decoy all the way. You cant beat the realism unless you buy a hazzle creek, but those are far too expensive. I paid 120.00 for mine last year and everyone is amazed at the detail.
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Postby pete/pmr » Tue Feb 10, 2009 5:30 pm

this is my favorite decoy but he is in retirement now that I bought a B-Mobile
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Mallards 43
Woodies 31
Teal 16
widgeon 8
Blacks 11
Goldeneyes 25 "Take-em"
Buffleheads 4
Bluebills 1
snows 27
Band Count 5
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Postby fowlhunter » Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:32 pm

pete/pmr wrote:B-Mobile and She-mobile!Have had amazing results with these decoys!


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Postby jrode237 » Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:31 pm

Haven't actually used one but from the pictures I gotta say the Dave Smith Decoys look Amazing! If I could afford it that's defenitely the route I'd take. That being said, I use the Pretty Boy and Pretty Girl but they could use a bit of an "aftermarket" paint job.
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Re: Decoy

Postby dmznimrod » Thu Mar 19, 2009 7:07 am

i can't even remember the names the dekes i use they are so old. i have 3 hens and 2 jakes left that are in working order.(2 are my belated dads)i like to put 2 hens and a jake in on area of the field 5-10 yards away and then i put 1 hen at 15- 20 yards away like it is following behind the main group. :grooving:
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Re: Decoy

Postby orangefoot » Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:16 pm

You being a beginner turkey hunter you probably wouldnt want to fork out $120.00 on a single turkey decoy but like the other guys said . . . The Dave Smith hen is the absolute best lookin one out there! :thumbsup:

But on the lighter less expensive side the B-moblie and she mobile are awsome. They also have out a jake - mobile now.
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Re: Decoy

Postby phutch30 » Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:58 am

If you want to use them fine, but you dont need them. Ive shot 40+ turkeys all over the country. Out of all those birds I have had 3 were I think decoys made a difference. Just somethng extra to carry.
....its like taking x-lax when you have a bad cough. It wont clear up your lungs, but it sure stops you from coughing
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Re: Decoy

Postby cjg » Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:24 am

phutch30 wrote:If you want to use them fine, but you dont need them. Ive shot 40+ turkeys all over the country. Out of all those birds I have had 3 were I think decoys made a difference. Just somethng extra to carry.


I'll agree with that. Maybe if you're using a bow they would help. I've had birds lock up and not come any closer once they saw the decoys. Better off to keep them looking for what was calling. JMHO
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Re: Decoy

Postby phutch30 » Fri Mar 20, 2009 1:48 pm

I cant count how many birds have come in and walked right past decoys and never broke stride. When they do work its cool though.
....its like taking x-lax when you have a bad cough. It wont clear up your lungs, but it sure stops you from coughing
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Re: Decoy

Postby magogwhacker » Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:58 am

Unless you hunt open field, I don't think a decoy even matters, they usually don't even spot the dec in the woods until its too late. I think you'll loose more turkeys because you're f'ing around with the decoy than you'll get. You also have to lug the darn thing. I'd say get a few extra calls with the $ and stay light, mobile, and safe without the dec.
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Re: Decoy

Postby A-Bomb » Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:41 pm

I use delta decoys and only use them when i feild hunt. Seems by the time a bird sees the decoy in the woods its time for me to shoot. They are a great tool though and draw birds in open areas from far off distances. Ive only ever hunted over the original feather flex decoys and delta decoys, so i dont have any opinions on the others. Ill say this, ive havent had em shy away from them. Been hard to justify the money for the B-Mobile, Pretty Boy etc...when ive had great sucsess with a $16.99-$19.99 decoy.
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Re: Decoy

Postby phutch30 » Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:08 pm

I completly agree on the fumbling around part. Ive watch hunting buddies running around trying to get dekes set while a bird was gobbling comming in. LOL I figure if I set up right by the time the bird thinks he should be seeing a hen hes already come too close.
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Re: Decoy

Postby Super Dave 32 » Sun Apr 05, 2009 3:15 pm

My son hunted with an outfitter this weekend for opening of youth season. The outfitter used his brand new Dave Smith Decoy hen. We had about 20 hens and 5 gobblers come in to the decoy. About 3 different hens flogged the DSD hen decoy. It was wild! I've seen gobblers flog jake or full strut decoys but never hens flogging a hen decoy. Hats off to DSD !!! :bow:
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