Slick set up. I always make an effort to call them past my buddy, or at least split off behind them a ways. I may have to look into this decoy thing a bit more
I'ts hard to get far enough to do a good job calling cause you want to see the action but you have to get back, I'm usually 80-100 yrds behind the shooter by the time I have them on the string and I stop moving.
I'm rigging my decoys like RockyMtnMt, stakes of any kind are a pain in the butt and slows you down!!
"Pain is weakness leaving your body"
I've got to do the same.
I ran into the outfit using these instant elk decoys
a couple years back,
I acctually stocked it thinking it was the real thing ,
he had like 5 o 6 set up going up the hill in a clear cut, just entering th black timber,
seriously, couldn't tell they were rags untill i we just about ready to through a arrow at one, when 2 saw me move and trotted off, the others just stood there. Holly smokes they were decoys. that was cool. Ya it was a decoy i was about to arrow.
I ended up talking to these guys.
They were camped just around the bend and
across a saddle form our group site.
check them out, I got a card from them at the time.
Black Diamond Hunter Instant Elk Decoys
there was a website but its worn off.
Take a look at this web page. Black Diamond Hunter Accessories http://www.blackdiamondhunteraccessories.com click on the decoy bar, now that is cool, With mt. elk decoys you can't do that. I'd put the sneek on those. from what i can see there are 4 body styles and as they state none are the same . i just got my income check and i think i will try them out. 20 weeks and counting down. I'll check back in now and then.
Now Id go for a deek like that. I just dont like the one (made by a different company) that looks like an alarmed cow looking back at you. Even with some peoples success stories while using that one, Id shy away from it. but the Cow butts, and the deeks on that site look like something WORTH looking into for sure! thanks for the post.
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Have used the montana decoy at times in NM and CO, I don't know if the
looking back is a look of alarm. Even so you can usually manipulate position to hide the head and change angles if you choose. I had a good bull across a fence and would not jump the fence onto the property- we were legal on. No matter the coaxing and calling I tried. He would howl his head off, pacing and looking for cows. On the 2nd encounter next day the same bull came to the same place that evening. This time I had the montana decoy placed about half visible in the oak brush, the bull zoned in, jumped the fence and trotted toward the decoy, and ended up with his hooves pointed at the sky.
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