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Old 04-06-2018, 08:39 AM   #1
Neuse
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How many is to many?

I have a jake, hen, funcky rooster thing and a 3d foam target.
Is this to many to set out?
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Old 04-06-2018, 08:41 AM   #2
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I only use a jake and one hen, and that works really well. The key is not to position your decoys where the gobbler can see them until he's relatively close. You want him to feel as though the jake has invaded his territory and attack it. When they see the decoys too far off, they tend to hang up.
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Old 04-06-2018, 11:39 AM   #3
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Good info, thank you.
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Old 04-06-2018, 11:57 AM   #4
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Decoys worked for me opening morning but not in the classic way. I saw three gobblers herding some hens around in a 50 acre greenfield. I belly crawled a ways into the opposite end of the field (about 100 yards away) and put out two hen decoys. The gobblers had no interest in the dekes or my calling since they had the real thing right in front of them - the very definition of "henned up." I was not optimistic about my chances but eventually the hens got curious about who the strange ladies were at the other end of the field. They wandered over with the gobblers in tow and gave me an easy shot.
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Old 04-06-2018, 11:58 AM   #5
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I use one hen and one jake. But I’m a little different, I put mine in the open so they can be seen. If a Tom has a hen he won’t leave her but will work up close. If a Tom is alone he will come in ready to fight. I used regular foam decoys in the past with good results but I bought the Avian X this year and what a change the made. Every Tom that came into my set literally beat the hell out of them. It gave some great video footage. Good luck.
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Old 04-06-2018, 12:35 PM   #6
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Never had any luck using a jake/hen combo. I either use one hen or none at all.
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Old 04-06-2018, 12:39 PM   #7
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I've used as many as 6 decoys at one time, and I know ClayW had used that many as well. It all depends on the situation. I've been having luck with a jake, a laying hen, a feeding hen, and an upright hen. I don't use a tom decoy but that's just because I don't have one


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Old 04-06-2018, 03:51 PM   #8
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I use a jake and anywhere from 1 to 3 hens. I have a gobbler but have not had much success using it.
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Old 04-07-2018, 01:40 PM   #9
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jakes have worked the best for me.
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Old 04-07-2018, 01:52 PM   #10
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Good info.... been wondering the same. Thanks for asking Neuse. Thanks to all those sharing experience.
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Old 04-07-2018, 02:04 PM   #11
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I have a dsd jake and three avain x hens. One is a laying hen and tends to get abused.

They seem to work okay....

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Old 04-07-2018, 02:13 PM   #12
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I have a dsd jake and three avain x hens. One is a laying hen and tends to get abused.

They seem to work okay....

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Do you have more results using laying hen alone or combo of a couple hens ?

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