Re: Gobbler decoy or no?
Hey thanks everyone!
Sounds like a lot of you haven't had the experience I've had with the 2 year olds acting skittish around the Jake.
Well I went with 3 hens and a Jake for most of my field sets the 1st week of the season and this is how it went:
Monday - 2 jakes hung out in the decoys for a 1/2 hour sleeping and pecking & 2 hours later a Tom walked by 100yds out, stared at the decoys and left without so much as a 2nd glance (wierd huh)
Tuesday - A pair of Toms came right in 1/2 hour after flying down...acted skittish, not strutting and wouldn't go within 10yds of the Jake...they both died quickly with a well executed 1, 2, 3 BANG from my father and I! 1/2 hour later had 3 Jakes come in and hang out around the set for 20minutes or so with no aggression shown.
Wednesday- No birds seen
Thursday - No birds seen
Friday - Moved to a woods set up with a single hen decoy, called 3 Toms in and filled my 2nd tag at 8yards....unsure if they ever saw the decoy as the leaves have opened up well.
PICTURES TO FOLLOW
~ If the All-Mighty had intended not to hunt down & shoot wild animals, he wouldn't have made them quite so tasty ~