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Old 02-23-2010, 05:00 PM
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elk decoys.

Elk hunting is coming up, do you guys use decoys?
What kind?
Have you seen Instant Elk decoys?
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Old 02-23-2010, 08:33 PM
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Re: elk decoys.

I've never heard of anyone using elk decoys, other than the Game and Fish to catch poachers.

Are you by chance the maker of this product?
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Old 02-23-2010, 09:02 PM
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Re: elk decoys.

Theres a few on the market that can be used. Usually during archery when the elk are in rut. One to watch out for tho is a cow elk looking back. Having spent alot of time waching elk, Id avoid that particular decoy on account of the ''startled'' look. I call for some of my stick flingin buddies,and weve have had some success. however I do not have personal experience in the art of ''decoying'' elk tho it does look tempting, and the theory seems is sound.
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Old 02-23-2010, 11:18 PM
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Re: elk decoys.

Montana Decoy, that's all you need!! One cow elk butt and one cow elk side profile, get them back into the shadows in the timber and get down wind but between the bulls and the decoy and start giving those bulls a little whine estrus cow call, Bingo!
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Old 02-24-2010, 05:40 AM
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Re: elk decoys.

Hey bigngreen, have you used both of those? The side profile looking back is the one I mentioned above. I can see the cow butt working, but Like I mentioned earlier, I have NO experience actualy using them
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Old 02-24-2010, 09:36 AM
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Re: elk decoys.

We put a hook in the top of them and hang the decoy from a tree limb. Too difficult to poke the steel legs into the ground. Tie a little weight to the bottom of the decoy to keep it from whipping around in the wind.

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Old 02-24-2010, 09:37 AM
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Re: elk decoys.

We have used both at the same time, they work better if you get them back in the shadows or behind stuff and lightly concealed. We've had real good luck with the cow looking back, we use a lot of cow talk and it gives the illusion that she waiting for him or talking to an elk behind her. We set the shooter out in front of her and down wind from the decoy and I run back about 50 yrds behind her in the timber so it kinda looks and sound like she is the last one working into the timber and they come hard right past the shooter.
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