Go Back  HuntingNet.com Forums > General Hunting Forums > Turkey Hunting
How do you set up your decoys? >

How do you set up your decoys?

Turkey Hunting Whether it's spring or fall doesn't matter to this bunch. Great tips on calling, bustin flocks, using blinds and more.

How do you set up your decoys?

Old 04-23-2013, 07:03 PM
Fork Horn
Thread Starter
thelukai1100's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Maine
Posts: 104
Default How do you set up your decoys?

I Don't always use decoys but when I do I use One upright Jake and two upright hens by flambeu I think.

I put one hen and the Jake 4 feet apart and put the second hen close to the first hen.
I have never seen a turkey not like this setup, I've had Toms, Jake's and hens run right up to them.

What decoys do you use and how do you set them up?
thelukai1100 is offline  
Old 04-24-2013, 03:59 AM
Giant Nontypical
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 5,425

Jake and hen on the ground in submissive position..
nchawkeye is offline  
Old 04-24-2013, 02:10 PM
Nontypical Buck
RPD63's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Lutz, Florida. Turkey woods in the spring.
Posts: 1,143

One up right hen only.
RPD63 is offline  
Old 04-24-2013, 04:03 PM
Boone & Crockett
Phil from Maine's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Maine
Posts: 12,534

I like to stick a stake in the ground first to set them on.. (jk) lol

I like using my strutting pretty boy with a couple of hens, that normally works for me. I also like to put real tail feathers in it.
Phil from Maine is offline  
Old 04-28-2013, 05:43 PM
Fork Horn
Teebugg's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Ny
Posts: 298

Cherokee sports inflatables. Normall a hen or two. Or sometimes ill throw the jake in the mix
Teebugg is offline  
Old 04-28-2013, 05:46 PM
Typical Buck
Treebeard's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Ontario
Posts: 646

We set up the same decoy set two days in a row. Struttin Jake and four hens first day we did a double header and second day a big tom plus the flock all over us. I missed but scoutin and location are my bet over set up!
Treebeard is offline  
Old 04-30-2013, 05:10 PM
Fork Horn
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: evans. colorado
Posts: 106
Default decoys

don't think that most days that decoys mount to a hill of beans and as often as not make the birds jumpy. surely there is a place for them especially if you are a manufacture of them. with a shot gun that will shoot nearly 60 yds. today, if you think you have to use them put them anyplace, if bow hunting maybe close. i am turning away from them more and more and i have shot a bunch of birds

14 ga is offline  
Old 05-02-2013, 01:54 PM
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 36

I don't use decoys much, but when I do, I place the jake facing me and hens facing away. This is because a gobbler will approach a hen from the rear, and a jake face-to-face.

Several years ago, I had a gobbler fly over our decoys and landed 20 yards past them. Upon landing, he went into a strut, and walked past the hen and faced the jake. He was still in full strut. After standing there a few seconds, he jumped up and kicked the decoy. It was one of the foam shell type decoys, and it flew probably 10 feet up in the air. The gobbler jumped to the side, and started walking away sideways, looking at the stake the decoy had been on. When he got 5 feet from the decoy stake, I shot him. One of the funnest hunts I've been on.
DPHMIN is offline  
Old 05-02-2013, 07:39 PM
Super Moderator
Arrowmaster's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Indiana
Posts: 7,181

I use one hen decoy normally and my B-Mobile...
Arrowmaster is offline  
Old 05-05-2013, 10:54 AM
xOEDragonx's Avatar
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Western Maryland
Posts: 87

B-mobile with a real tail (repainted his head though, did't like the original) and usually a few hens.
xOEDragonx is offline  

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.