strutter decoys

Discussion in 'Turkey Hunting' started by bgkyarcher, Feb 15, 2017 at 8:49 PM.

  1. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    Looking for a smaller, lighter, less imposing strutter. My pretty boy works great, but can be a little imposing to less dominant birds, particularly from mid season to the end. What do you guys use? Don't want the avian, too heavy. Also want one that will accept a real fan.
     
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2017 at 10:16 PM
  2. bondhu

    bondhu 6 pointer

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    Thunder Chicken works great for us.
     
  3. Bee

    Bee 8 pointer

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    this will likely end up as a Ford-Chevy topic...but Ive never used a mature tom decoy other than Primos B Mobile, and have not had a refusal on it anywhere in the country. I actually have two of them: one mature with mature real fan and long beard, other with a jake fan (real) and a bobbed jake beard. Use one or other according to scouting. If no scouting then full fan every time. Ive also had very good results from the Avian X jake.
     
  4. Mainbeam

    Mainbeam 12 pointer

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    mojo scoot n shoot ..........works as a stationary or you can really get in the fun and crawl with it.
     
  5. countryboy3006

    countryboy3006 Fawn

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    I have a Killer B that I use most of the time with a real fan. Another one I have that is really easy to carry in is the inflatable cherokee sports strutting decoy. It doesn't take a real fan but it folds up super small and I have had goo results with it. Just don't let one jump it or you will end up with a big gash in it.
     
  6. BucksnBeards3

    BucksnBeards3 6 pointer

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    I use a primos b mobile. Last year was the first time I had a gobbler shun it. Its worked good every other time. Last year didnt make sense either three gobblers together were scared of it. Oh well ill keep trying it I did put a real jake fan in it this year In place of real gobbler fan
     
  7. Randy1974

    Randy1974 Fawn

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    Last year I used a primos gobble stopper for the first time had a gobbler and hen come in. Gobbler was 75 yards in front of hen both shunned the decoys. But it was weird in ohio last year turkeys didn't act right
     

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