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Time to break down and buy a new decoy. Any opinions on best decoy for the money ?
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post #2 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-12-2019, 03:56 PM
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I like the Montana Decoys. Miss-Perfect folds up nice and small
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The best for the money is the $9.97 ones at Walmart. I have been using them with great success for many years. They are durable, easy to carry and easy to set up.

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I have a couple of Sceery 2nd Generatoin inflatable decoys, they are so realistic a gobbler even thinks their real. They go for about 15.00 each. I even have them named....Bernice and Betty..... they have seduced quite a few horney gobblers so far.....

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I can't be much help in that area. The only decoy I've ever had is one of the original feather flex ones....made a good back rest.
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Depends on how much you want to spend and carry method in the woods. I have Avians but I never take em or use them. I like to run and gun and that is more stuff to tote in the woods.
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post #7 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-13-2019, 07:26 AM
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Those Avian X decoys are very realistic. I don't use decoys to hunt but, I do mess with my Toms' with them. Set up a spread after dark 60-70 yds away from the pen and they will wake me up at first light with Thunder.
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DSD...not cheap but they look about as real as anything you can buy. And whatever you do, put a real turkey fan in the strutter decoy.

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I hunt 75% fields, so decoys help immensely. The foamies do work if you want to go cheaper, but I've never seen turkeys react to them like they do with the more expensive, lifelike decoys. I usually carry an Avian X feeder hen, and the Dakota jake. The Dakota is a hard shell, which I prefer over the Avian X since there's a good possibility that it may catch a pellet or two. Of the seven birds that decoy has accounted for, it's taken pellets four times.
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post #10 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-13-2019, 05:43 PM
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I also use a Jake Avian and the first time I used it 3 jakes attacked it that my buddy filmed. He then bought a hen Avian and we killed several toms as a duo in the past few years.

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