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Now, I know you can't use (1) live turkeys as decoys. (Man...could you see someone trying to haul 3 or 4 live one's out to a field 'n set up those???) and (2) you are not permitted to use any type of electronically operated (ie: battery) operated decoy (nor e-caller) to attempt to lure in a Gobbler.

However are you permitted to:

A) Attach to a man-made decoy (a plastic decoy) a previously killed Jake fan tail? This would be from "non-man made" materials attached to a decoy of man-made materials.

B) Are you permitted to attach a piece of fishing line to a decoy, and manually "tug" on than line so the hen decoy it was attached to would appear to move as if feeding?

I can't find anything that says you can't do this. But.....I can't find anything that say's you can. And I don't recall anyone ever discussing this on a forum topic.

Thanks.

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Yes you can attach a real fan to a decoy and yes you can use a tug line, however a tug line presents movement problems. They make stakes for decoys that allow wind movement but you need wind.
 

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Thanks John. I have one of those decoys with a swivel head that is in the feeding position. I was thinking of just sticking a "U" piece of metal under it and attaching the line to the bottom of the neck, straight down to the "U", and then to me.

Bump it now and then to give it some feeding movement. Seems I never hunt in a mild wind. It's either nice 'n calm.....or the rain is going sideways.

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This video is of my son hunting with my buddies brother here in PA. They had a fishing line run to a pop-up blind to move the jake tail you'll see. Extremely effective!

]Chris Jr 2006 spring gobbler[/url]
 
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