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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old 02-14-2017, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
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Gimmicks that will get you killed......

I was paging through the Cabelas Turkey catalog I received in the mail yesterday. Came upon two items that I can't believe they would consider selling.

The first is called the Mojo something or other. Its a picture of a fanned out gobbler that attaches to your firearm. Supposedly so you can hide behind it when calling in another tom. What a stupid idea. What happens when you call in another hunter, which can and does happen. He will see a fanned out gobbler, and shoot and you're dead.....

The other is a similar idea to the first but its an umbrella like affair with an oversized picture of a fanned out gobbler on the outside. Why not just paint a target on your head!

I can't believe places like Cabelas, etc would sell such ridiculous items. Then again, you have to question the sanity of the person who buys one and intends to use it. These things go against all safety factors with regards to concealment and to avoid a direct line of fire scenario.......I seriously hope these dangerous, worthless gadgets are taken off the market faster than they were put on it.
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post #2 of 41 (permalink) Old 02-15-2017, 05:48 AM
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Controversial topic for could argue that setting up 20 yards behind a gobbler or jake decoy is just as dangerous.

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Controversial topic for could argue that setting up 20 yards behind a gobbler or jake decoy is just as dangerous.
Maybe, but at least the aim point isn't you. Im waiting for the first law suit over some one shot while using one of those setups.

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If that's what it takes to get a turkey, I'll pass. Gadgets like these clean up the human gene pool.
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These really are no different than the numerous big game decoys that are out there on the market and used quite often, especially for antelope. Obviously, the user assumes some risk while using a hand held decoy if other hunters are not identifying their targets, especially on high pressure public land. I don't recall any major issues with them, though, in regards to hunting accidents.

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This is obviously a personal opinion, but not only do I believe this increases the likelihood of a hunting accident, which is obviously the foremost consideration, but I would also feel like an immense dunce attaching something like that to my firearm or running around the woods with a turkey umbrella in an effort to kill a turkey. I would need to take a long hard look in the mirror and ask myself if Spring Turkey Hunting is really an activity that I'm built for.
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I wouldn't touch one of these things in PA with a 50' pole but I was watching Babe Winkleman on Netflix (which is finally getting hunting shows) and the guide was using one of these going after Rios I believe. I think out west if you get on a several thousand acre block of private land with good visibility where you can do a little more stalking they could come in handy.
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post #8 of 41 (permalink) Old 02-15-2017, 07:59 PM
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I don't use decoys in season but, I do use a similar set up for preseason filming and a ton of fun. It can get you flogged, I promise. Lol

To each his own. I am indifferent to thier use. if using it as a blind I believe it to be illegal in PA.

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It was fun while it lasted. I guess they made it specifically illegal this year in Pa.
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It's not necessarily a gimmick, and it's not the "gimmick" itself that will get you killed. It's all in how/where you use it, and your ability to trust all the other people you're sharing the woods with. I don't trust many people, so they're definitely not for me. That being said, if used in the right setting, they're incredibly effective. I've got nothing against anyone that uses one. Just another tool in the bag of tricks.
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