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Old 02-23-2008, 08:44 PM
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Has anyone used this decoy? I was thinking about buying one. car
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Old 02-23-2008, 08:59 PM
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No! but I thought of this a few years ago. I did not know if it was Legal or not, so I never folllowed it up. Story of my life[:@]

I was thinking of using a Remote Control Car and Stick a Flex Lite Decoy in it and using it. OH WELL!

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Old 02-23-2008, 09:05 PM
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Whoa, I might still be on to something. I thinking if you seen a gobbler in a field and just run that Decoy over and bring that big guy back and blow his head off

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Old 02-23-2008, 09:17 PM
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Yea I look at remote cars and trucks tonight. I thought of this a few years ago. The only thing is you will need a pretty good size car/truck to withstand the wind with a decoy on it.
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Old 02-23-2008, 09:39 PM
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RC Car.....

Tried it already. Scared the bird to death and the car flipped over on the return trip.

I think if you could control the speed to make it slow enough, and keep the car hidden from sight you may well be able to lure him over.

I think just having a small track that would walk the decoy 10 feet down then ten feet back would work as good as anything. I think these are already produced.
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What part of your setup scared the birds away? How big of a car/truck did you use? Thanks car
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Nobody uses this decoy?
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Old 02-24-2008, 08:27 PM
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ORIGINAL: car

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What part of your setup scared the birds away? How big of a car/truck did you use? Thanks car

We used a mock-up of what looked to me like a volkswagon beetle with offroad/Baja 1000 style tires/suspension on it. We chose it for a couple of reasons: 1) it was fairly inexpensive...still $60 is a pricey expirament but it was budget priced compared to some 2) It had a moonroof which looked like it would accomodate the decoy stake fairly well 3) the larger obviously made for dirt/grass style tires.

We painted it a flat pea green, which I'm sure helped as its original color was a gloss, sparkle specked deep purple. Used camo tape to secure the stake in place, and it looked like it worked pretty good to me. We used a foam decoy, as it wouldn't be too top heavy. Honestly what I think spooked the bird was the fact that the decoy didn't walk like a turkey walks. Turkeys do that head shuck/jive type thing when they walk. The decoy just ran straight. The RC car was like a 1:24 scale if I remember. I gave it to the nephew. It was almost as long as the decoy was from tip to tail. It wasn't terribly high off the ground though. There was a fair bit of grass in the field, but it hadn't been planted or turned over. It worked like a champ in the grass in the yard... but in the field we encountered tractor tire divots, mud clumps, sticks... all sorts of crap that hung it up. It was just a pain in the butt to use. Not to mention that you'd need someone to shoot the bird and someone to drive the car. Not a one man operation.

But it was a hell of a lot of fun to try out.

Looking at the DMD... it looks like it would be a better mousetrap. Seems to be a stupid proof thing. I wasn't about to try and become an electrician and build something like this. The remote control car was about as inventive as it gets for me. I tried to keep it simple, but ended up almost wrecking the thing. Moreover, I was so damn excited (as is normal for me and turkey hunting) that I almost wrecked the fool thing when the bird pitched down into the field. I ran the thing down the path broadside to the turkey and he saw it. He stopped and looked at it, but his head up, putted twice and got the hell out of dodge. I was in a ground blind, 15 yards off the field, hid better than a chameleon. Couldn't have spooked from me. Had to be the decoy. I tried to call to him and turn it around... no good. Had to back it up... turkeys don't back up. Then trying to reset it... I hit a tire rutt and flipped it. That was the end of the lesson for me.
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Old 02-24-2008, 11:21 PM
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Thanks for telling us about it. I should have known I didn't have an Orginal thought....LoL I got on line and tryed to sell the Idiea to a Patten Co. and all they wanted was my Money[:'(]I just bought a TRUTH 19 I'll check out how those Hens do their heads. Maybe we can make it like a Bobble Head????

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