Whitetail Deer Hunting Gain a better understanding of the World's most popular big game animal and the techniques that will help you become a better deer hunter.

Bow Mount Decoy

Old 11-18-2014, 08:36 AM
  #1  
Spike
Thread Starter
 
KyleCulwell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Dodge City
Posts: 37
Default Bow Mount Decoy

My buddy went out this weekend with a new plan of attack. He saw an idea for a bow mounted fabric decoy of just a whitetail bucks head. He managed to half ass make his own out of a decoy he already had and had great success with it.

He brought a young 8 point in to 7 yards! The deer scraped the ground and everything. He drew his bow back, but decided not to shoot. The deer was so entranced by the decoy hanging off of his bow that he didn't even notice my buddy drawing back and then letting off!

He had another encounter later on in the evening as well. He had a mature 10 point at 30 yds! My buddy again pulled back and took a shot without the deer caring. He was in full view of the deer! And......He missed! He had moved away from his quiver about 5 yrds to get a clear shot. He kept his bow in front of him and shuffled back to his quiver to get another arrow and the deer stayed put! Another shot in the dirt and the deer finally spooked off.

The first deer was downwind of him...the second should have known better! He said he was shaking like a leaf both times! I can't imagine being on the ground that close with a buck locked in on a decoy and not even caring about your movement! There is a company called Heads Up Decoys that sells them. I plan on making my own as they are rather pricey for a budget hunter like myself.

I can't wait to get back out there!
KyleCulwell is offline  
Old 11-18-2014, 10:11 AM
  #2  
Spike
Thread Starter
 
KyleCulwell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Dodge City
Posts: 37
Default

I wonder if this will work any other time other than pre-rut and rut. Thoughts?
KyleCulwell is offline  
Old 11-18-2014, 10:31 AM
  #3  
Boone & Crockett
 
Oldtimr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: south eastern PA
Posts: 13,859
Default

If you get a buck crazy enough with the rut, you may be the one that winds up with a hole in you. I assume the thing is for hunting from the ground since a deer in a tree would not make sense.
Oldtimr is online now  
Old 11-18-2014, 10:43 AM
  #4  
Spike
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Winston County, AL
Posts: 84
Default

Man. And I thought hunting hogs with a Bowie knife was dangerous...
Barefoot Friar is offline  
Old 11-18-2014, 12:37 PM
  #5  
Spike
Thread Starter
 
KyleCulwell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Dodge City
Posts: 37
Default

It is a lightweight attachment for your bow meant for spot stalking on the ground. You are correct OldTimer...it wouldn't make much sense to use it in a tree! They have some really cool videos on the Heads Up Decoy website! One whitetail gets to about 2 yds of the camera man and shooter and nearly tramples the guy! Sounds like the ULTIMATE HUNTING RUSH to me! Call me dumb, but how many people can say they almost/did get into a fight with a deer or shot one from 5 or less yds from the ground! Haha!
KyleCulwell is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.