Nice bird!I guess this where I land. My season starts in ten days on April 22nd. I’ll be hunting public and private in section j. Here’s last years bird.
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I’m not decoy expert, I usually run a single hen because I feel it’s the most versatile and allows me to move and set without completely reorganizing myself.Man, I'm pumped for this season. Wish I could skip ahead 10 days to the 22nd.
This is the first year I'll be using decoys. In the past I've just monitored their paths pre-season with trail camera data and set up where I think they'll be with minimal calling.
Doing the same thing this year, but adding two decoys and some more calling. Using a jake and hen decoy set.
Anyone have experience with using decoys? I think I'll set mine up 10-15 yards out from where I'm sitting. That way I can hit them on their approach to the decoys when they break 40yds
I may order some more depending on what happens the first week.. Drawing in the jealous Toms is definitely the goal! I may try just running one hen some days as well.I’m not decoy expert, I usually run a single hen because I feel it’s the most versatile and allows me to move and set without completely reorganizing myself.
On a private parcel, you could run a couple hens and a jake; mix between feeders and breeders and you could draw some jealous Toms in real nice!
Nice! That's what I'm hoping for this yearI rarely use decoys, but i put a old fan on a funky chicken Jake decoy last year and had 2 jakes run rt in for my buddy, i had shot my bird opening morning right off the roost .. the quickest hunt i ever had