Decoys?

Discussion in 'Turkey Hunting General' started by oneshot 1, Jan 17, 2018.

  1. oneshot 1

    oneshot 1 Well-Known Member

    Jun 11, 2003
    Ozarks
    OkI have two entirely different types of Decoys will it be okay to mix them?

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  2. callaojoe

    callaojoe Máistir an pointe hocht.

    Jan 21, 2004
    N/C Missouri
    What, like a duck, a goose, a turkey sort of thing?

    Or, all turkey deks just different brands?

    If you don't have Avians, Dakotas, or Dave Smiths you are just wasting your money though. :wave1: You might need to go shopping..... :tup:
     

  3. ducksNbucks

    ducksNbucks Senior Member

    Mar 13, 2011
    Lathrop, MO
    I finally got the avian trifecta put together thanks to FB marketplace and bday money. I expect the Turks will just run right in and start flopping!
     
  4. callaojoe

    callaojoe Máistir an pointe hocht.

    Jan 21, 2004
    N/C Missouri
    No sense even bringing a gun now, it'll pay itself off in shot shell savings. :tup:
     
  5. oneshot 1

    oneshot 1 Well-Known Member

    Jun 11, 2003
    Ozarks
    Don't know what kind just two are soft and got one hard Hen and one Hard Tom.

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  6. DCSarchette

    DCSarchette Well-Known Member

    843
    Oct 6, 2016
    Bland, Mo.
    Hard toms are common in the spring, you can mix them, I do
     
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  7. justindh1

    justindh1 Senior Member

    587
    Aug 22, 2010
    Is the hard hen bearded? That would explain a lot.

    You should have no problem mixing the different material decoys. The turkeys shouldn't tell a difference. Decoys no matter what material, can be a good tool or one that puts you at a disadvantage no matter the quality.
     
  8. henry

    henry Fan Boy aka Mr Twisty and

    My Dave Smith flock cost enough I carry the gun to protect it.
     
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  9. DCSarchette

    DCSarchette Well-Known Member

    843
    Oct 6, 2016
    Bland, Mo.
    I use two hard cast hens, one standing, and one breeding position, and two soft fold ups, one is a standing hen, and one is a standing jake. I spread out the standing hens, and position the jake behind the breeding hen. Seems to do the trick so far if I can get an ol tom in sight. I usually stick the standing jake behind the breeding hen at an angle, like he is getting ready to mount.
     
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  10. grunter73

    grunter73 Well-Known Member

    Dec 14, 2005
    Lincoln County
    I'm always mixing and matching, and it dont seem to hurt.