When to Stop Using Your Turkey Decoys

Midwest Whitetail • March 21, 2023

Most of the properties that we hunt are hunted from opening day to the last day of the season. The later in the season it gets, the more difficult it can be to call in a tom and be able to get a harvest. One of the things that we've seen work for us over the years is to eliminate part of our arsenal as the season progresses. Once we get late into the season, we eliminate our decoys. The aforementioned properties are hunted with decoys from opening day to the last day. We tend to change it up a little bit, so maybe we can get that extra 10 or 12 yards where that bird might be curious enough to come in closer and give us an opportunity to get a shot. Otherwise, if he sees that decoy at 60 or 80 yards out these toms have a tendency to stop, get spooked, turn around, and leave. We've had that happen several times. As you enter the last couple of days of the season try to mix things up, leave the decoys at home, and possibly give yourself a better advantage. It's worked for us over the years, and we're confident it'll work for you.

--Midwest Whitetail