Serious Decoy Question?

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Re: Serious Decoy Question?

Post by Grizzly Johnson » July 29th, 2012, 9:53 pm

Shooter wrote:OH GOD,... I had almost forgot about that morn, and you had to come along and bring that nightmare back up,..... Geeeeez!!
That big ole gobbler had a charmed life that day,...lol

I have to be honest, I haven't called one up that fast before....... he either loved what he heard or he was really desperate for some loving!!!!!!
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Re: Serious Decoy Question?

Post by Shooter » July 29th, 2012, 10:36 pm

Grizzly Johnson wrote:
Shooter wrote:OH GOD,... I had almost forgot about that morn, and you had to come along and bring that nightmare back up,..... Geeeeez!!
That big ole gobbler had a charmed life that day,...lol

I have to be honest, I haven't called one up that fast before....... he either loved what he heard or he was really desperate for some loving!!!!!!
Yep, and I still can't believe I missed, too close for me. I'm used to shooting them way out yonder, or at least thats what i've been told,...lol.
I still laugh when I think of him running off, setting the leaves on fire behind him, making the roadrunner look slow,...lol

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Re: Serious Decoy Question?

Post by Grizzly Johnson » July 30th, 2012, 8:47 pm

:D :toothy7:
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Re: Serious Decoy Question?

Post by ArkansasDon » August 19th, 2012, 9:23 am

I tryed using one once with the wife Sally & I.......after 10 minutes looking at it, I got up and pulled out from our set up and shoved it back into a mesh bag it originally came in. Personally I rather keep them guessing when the other bird is at. I dont have any issues for others to use one, if it works, by GOD use it.
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Re: Serious Decoy Question?

Post by sugarray » December 10th, 2012, 8:40 pm

I'm not as quick as you guys but I have an interesting true story.

We were hunting SD 2 yrs ago and had roosted 4 gobblers. That night a blizzard hit with 4 new inches of snow. We set up the blind and had 5 jakes in our setup just after daylight. We had a jake mobile without a tail and 2 hens. A lone long beard came in and after circling the jake mobile he moved about 10 ft to the left and all the jakes circled him and he did his "spankin' it dance" and then started strutting. It lasted about 5 mins. The jakes were making a sound like fighting purrs. We left the camera at home due to all the other stuff and the snow. Would have been great to let everyone see it and get your opinion.

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Serious Decoy Question?

Post by drenalinld » December 18th, 2012, 11:35 pm

Ray,
I have seen gobblers both jakes and longbeards get excited and for lack of a better term "hunch off" in the grass or leaves. I have seen this in the presence of hens or gobblers only or even both. It is usually a subordinate tom but not always. Crazy testosterone.

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Re: Serious Decoy Question?

Post by Prospector » December 31st, 2017, 8:01 am

:cheers: Challenge and dispose of male first then focus on the ladies, also in a multiple gobbler scenario, never miss an opportunity to kick your buddy when he is down ie shot in the face. When I use dekes I have come to like the jake/hen set up for most situations. A full strutter will work( and when it does it can be awesome!), but I will usually only employ it in certain situations. Really like it in multiple gobbler scenarios as having a wingman or two sure helps bolster their confidence! Had 4 early one season fussing one pm, watched them go to roost and tucked in close the next am. Man what a hunt! Ol Full strutter got their attention and I closed the deal and was back home in time for coffee with my bride, lol.
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Re: Serious Decoy Question?

Post by Ridgeking » January 2nd, 2018, 3:40 pm

Hognutz wrote:
December 15th, 2011, 11:38 am
Gobbler wrote:A good Hunting blind is a real asset in the woods. :thumbup:
I usually have one in the pull cart along with decoys, chairs, cooler, toaster oven and the Honda generator. It will conceal your movement. Especially when you are making your lunch or reading your NWTF Magazine.

I also try to take my pop-up outhouse with me. You never know when nature is going to call. Plus you can shoot through the crescent of the moon on the door if they sneak up on you while you're reading your N''WTF'' mag.. :bootyshake:
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