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Old 08-29-2007, 03:09 PM
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Is it legal to use a tail wagger on a decoy in Illinois? For those that don't know, it is a battery operated device that moves a fake tail that is placed on the rear of a decoy. I thought that any electronic device used to aidin deer hunting was illegal.
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Old 08-29-2007, 03:29 PM
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If you can't use a electronic device to move the tail, then get yourself some fishing line, tied to the tail and have the other end tied to your stand or tree, and just tug on it, simple, easy, and cheaper
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Old 08-29-2007, 03:56 PM
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Old 08-30-2007, 04:25 PM
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I've seen guys use a white feather taped to the tail as well. Deer don't know the diffence as it blows back and forth in the breeze.
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Old 08-30-2007, 06:19 PM
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Illinois does not prohibit use of mechanical deer decoys (ie. tailwagger) or electronic deer calls. ( via IDNR FAQ in 2007 Hunting Regs). Good question though, I'm using them to, and didn't even think of it till now.
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