Decoy Spread - What Do You Do?

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  1. Sewey

    Sewey

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    Curious, is there any rhyme or reason to the way you set up your decoys?

    I just bought a jake decoy this year, the funky chicken, and have only ever used a single hen decoy. So does it matter how I set these two up? For example, I'm thinking of having the jake behind the hen, as if preparing to mount it.

    How do you all set up your decoy spread?
     
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  2. itchn2fish

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    You are on the correct track putting the jake behind the hen. I have experimented with numerous set-up scenarios. Have fun & don't give up trying different things. Kee-yoke
     
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  3. LabtechLewis

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    Here's our set-up. Not sure if there is any rhyme or reason to it. 15 yards away from the blind.

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    I've watched the jake get whupped more than once. He keeps bringing them in and we keep knocking them down!
     
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  4. cronkdre

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    I put a Jake about 2-3 feet behind my breeder hen with another lone hen about 5 yards away. Typical response is to come in and beat the crap out of the Jake then mount the hen. Then I blast them.
     
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  5. Sewey

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    Nice! I didn't think the layout of the decoys was something to overthink too much. Turkeys surely don't seem to connect too many dots lol.

    Glad to hear the Jake decoy is working for you, I was wanting to add one for that very reason of firing up a dominate Tom.
     
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  6. Sewey

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    Cool, sounds like that'll be my first spread to try. My BIL said he bought a Jake and a strutter, I've yet to see them. I'll be going out with him this Saturday morning to call for him, so we'll see how his strutter does.
     
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    Yeah. Until they DO! :lol:

    Doesn't always work, but we've had really good luck the past few years. It's just a great spot, really.
     
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  8. Sewey

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    Haha true, I’ll have to try some different set ups and see what work. Luckily the birds are pretty low pressured, and if the neighbors didn’t hunt them they aren’t pressured at all...yet
     
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  9. Gobblerman

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    Every gobbler killed this season was with a strutter facing away fro the direction. We thought they would come. Several times gobblers left hens to come in a put a can of whoopa** on the strutter deke.
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  10. fishinfanatic19

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    lone hen facing toward me put two really nice toms down for me and a buddy this spring
     
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