Full Body Decoys?

Discussion in 'Turkey Hunting' started by ElwoodUT, Mar 17, 2014.

  1. ElwoodUT

    ElwoodUT New Member

    Mar 6, 2014
    I am trying to figure out what decoys to go with. I really don't want to spend too much like for DSDs or Avian X and size doesn't matter since I am using my Beard Buster Blind Hog pack. I really like full body decoys, probably because I like the look of them even more than the turkeys.

    Anyone have any brands that they have had good experiences with that aren't too hard on the wallet?
  2. Mosster47

    Mosster47 Member

    Mar 18, 2014
    You might laugh, but we used to use black trash bags on a stick for decoys back when we first started lol.

    Seriously, go with what you are confident and can afford. A trash bag will work, so anything better than that is a bonus!
  3. dixiemagnum80

    dixiemagnum80 Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2013
    Everyone talks about how expensive they are....but I've had way more than $120 worth of fun with my DSD. Just an opinion though....
  4. one crazy kid

    one crazy kid Well-Known Member

    Jan 16, 2013
    I like my feather flex hen decoy.
  5. Larry K

    Larry K Member

    Apr 3, 2018
    I've had good luck with a strut-lite hen decoy I picked up for I think about 50 bucks at the local farm and fleet. I also know a guy who guides for turkeys who swears by making his own from Nerf balls by gluing on feathers plucked from birds he's shot. Turkeys are fairly curious, if you're calling and you've got something out there you'll have birds come in.
  6. jim8701

    jim8701 Member LRH Team Member

    Apr 12, 2018
    I use an Avian X upright. Around here another tom or even a jake decoy has cost me a few birds.
  7. scottishkat

    scottishkat Well-Known Member

    Jul 19, 2014
    I've had good luck with Avian X but its all timing. There are times when a Jake or gobbler decoy will run everything off. But during late season when the stuck gobblers have not heard a hen in a week they can make a difference. My most memorable hunt was on one such bird. I had my Jake decoy and breeder hen set up and called for about 5 minutes with a shaker and glass. The bird was hung up but when he saw that jake decoy with the hen he came in the last 30 in 2 seconds doing the goosestep. Never seen anything like it. 23.5 pounds 11" beard 1-3/8 spurs eastern gobbler.

    Early season look out or feeder or both it becomes a bit of a game. A black trash bag and a jake fan can sure turn a gobblers head mid to late season.

    Keep in mind the season I speak of may not coincide with the dates the DNR or DGIF prescribe.

    Good luck and shoot straight all