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Dave Smith decoys

Old 03-21-2013, 01:17 PM
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Does anyone have any experience with Dave Smith decoys? Are they worth the price?
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Old 03-21-2013, 02:01 PM
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I have the upright hen and really like it. We all know that you really do not have to have a decoy as pricey as this but I had the extra cash so had to try one. My hunting partner liked it so much that he also got one. I have been using it for three years now and can honestly say I think it's worth it. Just my opinion.
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:22 PM
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never owned one but i have been burnt by decoys alot as far as the actual birds go. Last yr was a gimmee, dumd 2 yr old birds with no hens right at daybreak, a scrtatch on the pot call and they were on the way in. Had my cheap decoys in just the right spot as far as where the birds were comin with myself between me and them. Since i had the dekes where i did it worked out, but they hit about that 50 yrd mark between themselves and the dekes they hung up and by the looks of em completely knew somethin wasn't right! Hung up bigtime!, luckily i was about 25 yrds from the birds in the middle, but i really was tryin to get em in the dekes but noooo way that was happenein as i said they knew somethin was up. This was about my 3rd or 4rth bad experience with cheap dekes in the past 3 or 4 yrs. Not gonna have the $ for a dsd or anything like that this yr so thinkin wont take em at all. Not sayin them expensive ones really work, but i'm done usin cheap ones!!!!
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Old 03-24-2013, 07:43 AM
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We use avian X decoys, me and a buddy split the cost of them, bought the jake, lookout hen and feeder hen.... There great and alittle cheaper than DSD
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Old 03-25-2013, 04:30 PM
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I've been turkey hunting for 19 yrs this spring. I've used just about every decoy on the market. I've killed turkeys over the cheapest ones on the market. I've also killed turkeys without using decoys. In my opinion I would use the best decoys you can afford. I am a taxidermist and learned taxidermy to make decoys. I've since expanded into commercial mounts but still make decoys as I feel nothing is better than a stuffer. I like dsd's for plastic decoys and still own a dsd jake. I'd recommend them if you can't afford a stuffer. I haven't hunted with Zinks yet but like the looks of the dsd's better.
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