so I struck out my first week this year, so get to go starting May 17. Never have gotten a bird-do they decoy that late or better to pattern and sit quiet?
I know have soulless decoys as mice chewed the eyes out of 2 decoys. I know most decoys aren't all the realistic looking, but do you think not having eyes is a deal breaker?
During my own hunt last week, the toms seemed to be hened up, but I was able to pull a bird in from across the field with a breeding hen decoy under a strutting tom decoy I modified. I took a B-Moble and shortened the beard. I then added a pair of real wings and built a bracket for a jake fan that I can move up and down from the blind with a string. He saw that tail move and made a bee-line to kick the fake_jake's butt! It was quite a show! Heading up tomorrow with another first time hunter to see what the decoys can do this week...............