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  • neuman23
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    Originally posted by neuman23 View Post
    I like the Avianx turkey decoys. I received the 3/4 strut jake and laydown hen last year for my birthday. It worked so well that I bought a bunch of hens when Gander was going out of business at half price. So far 8 gobblers and 4 Jakes have come into shooting range while using them. About half of that was on private and the other half on public. 4 of the birds ended up getting shot and 2 other hunts resulted in a swing and a miss. I'd still say about 1/3 of the time turkeys will get spooked at seeing them, but the majority of the time they haven't.
    Samsung S7. I've got a Canon T6 Rebel that I use for wildlife pictures, but rarely lug it into the field while hunting.

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  • Gary Devine
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    Originally posted by neuman23 View Post
    I like the Avianx turkey decoys. I received the 3/4 strut jake and laydown hen last year for my birthday. It worked so well that I bought a bunch of hens when Gander was going out of business at half price. So far 8 gobblers and 4 Jakes have come into shooting range while using them. About half of that was on private and the other half on public. 4 of the birds ended up getting shot and 2 other hunts resulted in a swing and a miss. I'd still say about 1/3 of the time turkeys will get spooked at seeing them, but the majority of the time they haven't.
    N23, Beautiful photos. Congratulations on those nice Toms. ?2???
    What kind of camera or cell phone was that? ??

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  • neuman23
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    I like the Avianx turkey decoys. I received the 3/4 strut jake and laydown hen last year for my birthday. It worked so well that I bought a bunch of hens when Gander was going out of business at half price. So far 8 gobblers and 4 Jakes have come into shooting range while using them. About half of that was on private and the other half on public. 4 of the birds ended up getting shot and 2 other hunts resulted in a swing and a miss. I'd still say about 1/3 of the time turkeys will get spooked at seeing them, but the majority of the time they haven't.
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  • FirstBubba
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    rockhound, from my experience, which isn't extensive, I've had mixed results with turkey "dekes".
    I've had hot toms come in gobbling and strutting, see a deje and depart for parts unknown.
    I've had jakes "run" a half mile across a wheat field and attack a single hen deke
    I paid one cool Benjamin for a "Pretty Boy/Pretty Girl" deke set! They have been relegated to the storage shed. Never pulled in a single bird!
    I set up a single faded, bedraggled hen deke. A tom crossed an open field to a sandy spot and dusted for an hour before approaching my deke.

    Turkeys are either finicky or indiscriminate!
    I'm not sure deke quality makes a dimes worth of difference.
    It's more about how old Tom feels as to how he will react to a deke or call.
    I called a tom across a thirty foot deep, hundred foot wide gully with a creek in the bottom and a fence along one side. He flew to the bottom of the gully, hopped across the creek, climbed up the other side and crossed under the fence just out of range.
    The next day in another pasture, I had a tom hang up on a dry, knee deep gully! ...and of course, just out of range!
    Just hang in there!

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  • rockhound
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    Turkey Decoys!

    This past weekend I watched Long beards shy away from my hen decoy. A hen came to the decoy and stayed in the area for 10 to 15 min. She was vocal around the decoy but wasn't alarmed. The decoy was a Wal-Mart special have had jakes come to it but the Mature toms seemed to avoid them. Time for a new decoy. Any suggestions?

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