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Old 07-11-2008, 03:22 PM
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Earlier this year I bought this target.
http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/product/standard-item.jsp?_DARGS=/cabelas/en/common/catalog/item-link.jsp_A&_DAV=MainCatcat21424-cat20084_TGP&id=0004681413210a&navCount=6& amp;podId=0004681&parentId=cat20084&master pathid=&navAction=push&catalogCode=QX& rid=&parentType=index&indexId=cat20084&amp ;hasJS=true
My question is do you think it looks enough like this decoy that I was thinking of buying to be used as a decoy. The weight isnt a problem because I will be leaving it in my woods.
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Old 07-11-2008, 03:27 PM
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I have had seen deer come up to my 3d target bucks/does, smell it then spook.
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Old 07-11-2008, 03:27 PM
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IMO - I wouldnt leave it there. I'd say it looks good enough for a decoy, but deer will get used to it and not pay it any mind, or stay away bc they will figure out something isnt right. Same buck standing same spot same position. They arent that dumb.

Use it but I would take it down each time.


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Old 07-11-2008, 03:31 PM
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Buy something lighter and more portable that you can carry in and out.

Just my 2 cents

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Old 07-11-2008, 03:45 PM
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IMO - I wouldnt leave it there. I'd say it looks good enough for a decoy, but deer will get used to it and not pay it any mind, or stay away bc they will figure out something isnt right. Same buck standing same spot same position. They arent that dumb.

Use it but I would take it down each time.

I dont think that he meant leave it standing up...i think he meant like hide it in some bushes when he wasnt using it.

It definately looks real enough to work, but i would rather use an actualy decoy...
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Old 07-11-2008, 03:47 PM
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My neighbor had a 3d target that if he left in the back yard, in the fall hew would come out in the morning and find it in pieces. It only took him buying 3 before he started putting it away at night.

I wouldn't leave it in the woods
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Old 07-11-2008, 03:48 PM
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I play hide and seek with deer all the time, they usually win!
I too suggest getting maybe a lighter decoy and carrying it with you.
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Old 07-11-2008, 03:53 PM
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Default RE: 3-D target as decoy?

I wouldn't leave it up. My hunting land has a small lean too built on it that I leave my ladder stands and things at during the off season. I would be leaving it there.
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Old 07-11-2008, 04:00 PM
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My only concern would be scent. I know my decoy is made of a hard plastic, where a 3D target is made out of foam. Will the 3D target retain your human odor from putting it up and taking it down each time? I really don't know, but that is what I would be look into.
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Old 07-11-2008, 04:09 PM
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According to the info about that decoy on Cabelas website that decoy is made out of foam to minimize noise.
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