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decoy question

Old 11-20-2008, 07:21 AM
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Il. gun season starts tomarrow and would I be better off using a buck or doe decoy. I' ve used a doe off and on the pasy week and a half with no success. any ideas?
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Old 11-20-2008, 09:29 AM
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I have had success with both. I don't have any strong opinions on which works best. On my last hunt the day before yesterday I had a 5 point come in to a doe decoy in the middle of the day. The important thing to remember is that a buck will usually approach a buck decoy from the front but will approach a doe decoy from the rear so remember that when you set your decoy up. My little buck first saw the decoy from 60 or 70 in front then made a wide circle to approach her from the rear.

I use decoys on most of my hunts. I find that they work really well. Good hunting!!!
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Old 11-20-2008, 10:00 AM
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I am also looking to use my decoy for the first time(not sure antler/no antlers). For the Il gun hunt season. Today on the way to work i saw a heavy beamed 8 point nose down trotting in a corn field...rut still kicking?
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