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Does anyone here Not use decoys??

Old 02-24-2008, 08:36 AM
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Years ago we use to take "styrafoam"and cape out birds to use as dekes,than i remember haulin around those solid plastic dekes.Now I dont even mess with em much,know dont go bashin me cause I dont use one or two or 3 or whatever you all use,cause this isn't a pro/con decoy post..Just was wonderin how many folks take to the woods decoyless nowadays...?...
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Old 02-24-2008, 08:50 AM
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Hunted turkeys long before decoys were on the market with sucess, but I do currently use decoy unless there is just not time, terrain and distance to get set up. If I had to chose between a call or a decoy I would take a call and hunt without decoys. I would change tactics without a decoy...
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Old 02-24-2008, 09:14 AM
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I seem to use dekes more on the roost set up in the morn.After that if I am moving around looking for birds I may carry one hen and may or may not use it.
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Old 02-24-2008, 09:25 AM
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I alweays have one in my vest but I don't always use it. When folded up and covered with a shirt, it's make a great pillow fora mid-morning nap during those turkey activity low points
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Old 02-24-2008, 12:27 PM
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I, like alot of other turkey hunters, use decoys at times and at other times dont. I think it is important to have them and use them sometimes and there are times when they dont work.
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Old 02-24-2008, 03:07 PM
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I own a pair - a hen and jake (Gertrude and Heathcliff), but haven't used either one of then in several years. I carried Gertrude, off and on, for years and only killed ONE bird over her, and I think I would've gotten him anyway. So, no, I don't waste the time, weight, and space anymore. I do miss the pillow, though.
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Old 02-24-2008, 04:42 PM
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Ive been turkey hunting for quite a few years and never used one.....but I bought a hen and jake pair yesterdayand I will be usingthemcome spring
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Old 02-24-2008, 05:39 PM
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I always have them with me, but don't always use them. I let the situation dictate. Later on in the season, when hunting the fields of the eastern US I think decoys tend to hang birds up more often than not. But in some hunting situations I think they help a lot too. All depends on where and how you hunt, and how pressured your birds are.
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Old 02-24-2008, 05:46 PM
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ORIGINAL: jepcho

I, like alot of other turkey hunters, use decoys at times and at other times dont. I think it is important to have them and use them sometimes and there are times when they dont work.
Ditto!!
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Old 02-24-2008, 07:10 PM
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Never use them.Always do good without them.
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