How Many Decoys???

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How Many Decoys???

Unread postby AC Rider » Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:00 am

So if I'm using a jake, is it better to use one hen decoy or two?


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Re: How Many Decoys???

Unread postby Brad » Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:06 am

I think it depends on the time of the spring, the amount of birds in your area, and how old the tom is. If there are very few hens I would say use a 1 to 1 ratio. I usually use 2 hens and a jake, because in my mind the tom will not like a jake with one hen, he wont tolerate a jake with two hens. I wonder how two jakes and a hen would work. My dad has had success with all different kind of combinations, he has even used a flock of 7 decoys before on multiple occasions with kills on most of them.
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Re: How Many Decoys???

Unread postby PLB » Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:19 am

Never used any decoys. I hunt big timber birds so it would only scare them because they can't see them from a distance. Same goes for deer decoys.

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Re: How Many Decoys???

Unread postby cornfedkiller » Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:30 am

I have always gone with two hens.. One submissive and one feeder, but this year I am ditching those two and just running one upright hen. Hopefully I will get the matching feeder to go with her for my birthday, but that won't be til after the season is pretty much over..

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Re: How Many Decoys???

Unread postby Ack » Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:23 pm

You should be fine with one.....two if you feel like carrying more stuff!
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Re: How Many Decoys???

Unread postby Casper » Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:52 am

Used one with a jake last year, I'll have an upright hen and a feeding hen to go along with my jake this year (all DSDs)
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Re: How Many Decoys???

Unread postby Stanley » Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:44 am

I think one decoy is plenty. I use 3 at times but have had just as good of luck with one hen.
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Re: How Many Decoys???

Unread postby jlh42581 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:05 am

AH AH AH AHHHH ...One... Two... Three Decoys...

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Re: How Many Decoys???

Unread postby Autumn Ninja » Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:25 pm

Killed around 30+ big mature goblers....never used a decoy.


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