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DSD Decoys- Which Two Would You Buy?
if you were to buy two turkey DSD decoys for all around hunting (mating season, pre, post and fall hunting).
Which tow turkey decoys would you buy?
Jake and upright hen! Their best two deeks!
In agreement here as well.
You have your answer. The problem with getting two is that you'll want 3 and then 4! Ha!
That's what I have as well.
Jake and upright hen for sure! It's been 3-4 years since I've heard a gobble, need to change that this spring. Best of luck!
Where I hunt, I use no decoys,,,,, between predators and hunting pressure, I adapted to ambush set ups,,,,,, when I was out in SD, I never saw birds that decoyed so easy and well, but they had no pressure, and I know I will rake some feathers, here, but them merriams are dumb, if they are not pressured, compared to a eastern gobbler in the north
With that said, those are the best decoys I ever saw, and that is what we used out west,,,,, they work well also in SW Wisconsin,,,,, but in the north, I rely on scouting and I have seen birds spook from them,,,,,,
so a lot depends on where you hunt,,,,,,,,
I also concur - Jake and upright hen is what I’ve got.
I also agree jake and upright hen
I have used the jake upright hen combo from Alabama to Michigan and Montana to Texas and they work every where pressured or not !
Best thing about the upright hen is you can use it alone with a jake upright or on the ground in front of the jake like a breeder hen that one can be dynamite !
I've had great luck with just the upright and feeder hen.
Our local Game Warden swears by using only a jake
Like others have said ... the Jake and the Upright Hen ... if you can only buy two.
I have every decoy they make, and multiple in various poses. They all work, but the jake/upright combination is deadly and the best place to start.
I need to pick up another jake decoy before turkey season this year. Will the DSD jakes go on sale anywhere between now and then?
Scott, they rarely go on sale. Your best bet to save a few $$ is to buy them when you find a "site wide" discount type offer or if a local retailer like Scheels or other store has them on sale. I bought my feeder hen last year around this time for decent savings from our local Scheels store.
Thanks Justin- that was my impression, but I just wanted to double check.
A good friend of mine just got one in the bargain cave at Cabelas (used once for decoration) paid $80 for it. Told him that I would have bought it if he was not going to.
Jake and hen or two hens. I have taken a few.
The jake works awesome. I wouldn't be without my Tom Stutter though..you can attach an actual fan to him, and wings. I rigged mine up on a system where I can rotate him over 360 degrees, back and forth, using paracord. You want to get a hung up Tom to come in? Slowly spin Tommy Boy back and forth...the dominate Toms can stand it. For lesser Tom's 2-3yr olds, the Jake works great. If a guy had budget concerns, I would spend the money on DSD Jake and Tom, then buy cheaper hen decoys...they don't matter as much in posture and color, IMO.