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Gobbler decoy?
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Contributors to this thread:
Jasper 01-Apr-19
Brotsky 01-Apr-19
Kodiak 01-Apr-19
NIson 01-Apr-19
Mcadam17 01-Apr-19
Dan Mallia 04-Apr-19
Dale06 04-Apr-19
No Mercy 04-Apr-19
No Mercy 04-Apr-19
kadbow 04-Apr-19
jcneng 04-Apr-19
SANDMAN 04-Apr-19
SaltyB 04-Apr-19
Paul@thefort 04-Apr-19
Ziek 04-Apr-19
kadbow 04-Apr-19
Huntingpooch27 05-Apr-19
From: Jasper
01-Apr-19
Who uses a strutting gobbler decoy? Any issues with gobblers being intimidated and not coming in? Thanks!

From: Brotsky
01-Apr-19
I have used one in the past. Yes, there are some issues with sub-dominant birds not committing. There are also times where they come running. All about the mood of the individual bird.

From: Kodiak
01-Apr-19

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I use one and have never had an adverse reaction. Last years bird, where he fell.

From: NIson
01-Apr-19
I've had them work both ways but when they come to the strutter they're ready to fight! Haven't had as many want to fight the Jake but they don't shy away either

From: Mcadam17
01-Apr-19
I have the flextone one and put a real fan in it. It's a little smaller then a mature Tom so havent had any issue. Worked great last year

From: Dan Mallia
04-Apr-19
I use them when I can get away with them (private ground for safety reasons). I’ve had great success with them. Haven’t really witnesssed birds being intimidated by them. First bird I killed this year was over the DSD Jake Strutter. That bird bypassed the hen dekes and went right up and sized up the jake. He lost his head soon after.

I’ve used it to bring in birds that had otherwise been decoy shy or not interested in the setup.

From: Dale06
04-Apr-19
I’ve had real good luck. With the DSD jake, think it’s called half strut. It’s not fanned out. Gobblers walk past the hens and go to him and pound the crap out of him.

From: No Mercy
04-Apr-19
I'm going to give this a try this year-this is the new jake strutter from DSD. I used a Primos tail fan mount from an older strutter-I'm hoping that the impression it gives is that he is easily beaten up! :-)

From: No Mercy
04-Apr-19

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Not sure what happened with my image for the above post?

From: kadbow
04-Apr-19
I recently won a Wiley Tom Montana decoy at an archery banquet that I am going to give a try this year.

From: jcneng
04-Apr-19
I have definitely had birds that were intimidated by a full fan strutter and maintained a safe distance (outside of bow range)

From: SANDMAN
04-Apr-19

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i love using a full strut tom decoy...keeps their attention on the decoy and less likely to see you. In my video i had already tagged out so i was just filming. i had to shout at the bird to keep him from destroying my decoy.

From: SaltyB
04-Apr-19
Early seasons it's a must have for me. Later seasons not as much but I've never had a bird hang up because of it. Overall I'd say its helped me to kill more birds than I would have without it.

From: Paul@thefort
04-Apr-19

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full strut tom
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I did well with the full strut tom decoy but do much better with the less aggressive jake and 3 hens for the past few years I have noticed that some 2 year old toms did shy away from the full strut er. There are some days I will only use a few hens. Got to read what the day feels like, ie, turkeys wants and needs.

From: Ziek
04-Apr-19

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I sometimes use a Heads Up decoy right in front of the blind in addition to my normal spread. Might cover any movement they might spot in the blind? Sure doesn't seem to hurt.

From: kadbow
04-Apr-19

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Set up my Wiley Tom decoy with feathers today. Looks pretty good for an almost 2D decoy. Hopefully it works.

05-Apr-19

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We use the thunder chicken with a real fan along with 1 or 2 hens and have had great success. Tom's come running in to challenge and usually one less leaves.

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