Hunting Decoys- To Help Get Your Catch

If you are’re having trouble finding the deer, ducks or other hunting game then maybe you could try using a decoy to get them near your blind or tree stand. Decoys can work well to get your prey close enough or stay long enough to get a clean shot. A hunting decoy can give you […]

Deer Hunting Decoy, Latest Hunting Gear

If you are’re having trouble finding the deer, ducks or other hunting game then maybe you could try using a decoy to get them near your blind or tree stand. Decoys can work well to get your prey close enough or stay long enough to get a clean shot. A hunting decoy can give you that extra help with drawing them in and keeping them in your sights for a perfect catch.

Decoys are just another tool and piece of equipment that are handy to have when you are getting into full hunting mode.

Below are some decoys that can be used for your next hunting expedition and can help you improve your strike rate.


Flambeau Full Body Mallard Decoy Set


Primos Deer Hunting Decoy


Mojo Motion Dove Decoys


Flambeau Coyote Decoy


What Are Hunting Decoys Used For…

Let’s take a look at what you are can use a decoy or decoys for and get an understanding what they can do to help you on your hunting trips.

Getting Your Preys Attention…

The obvious reason that you are using any decoy, is to draw your target prey closer to you, and by way of getting their attention focused on the impostor that might be encroaching on its territory or a possible area where it’s safe to land, in the case of fowl. Getting the quarry focusing on something means that they are not focusing on where you are. For this to be effective, you will need to make sure your decoy is looking realistic and doesn’t have any of your scent all over it because that is something that will stop them approaching for sure.

Keeping Them Interested…

Once the decoys have their attention, they need to be able to keep the visitors interested. Try to find decoys that have some kind of movement like a tail that can wave in the breeze for a deer, for example, or wings moving or flapping like a stretching duck. A flock of floating ducks or geese decoys bobbing up and down make for a great visual effect for a lonely bird looking for some company.

Positioning For a Clean Shot…

Positioning is important for prey that are shy or spooky as they can smell something foreign very well. So determining which way the wind is blowing is key. Get down wind so your scent is blowing away from where you are expecting the advancement.


Avian-X Turkey Hen Decoy


Choosing Your Decoys…

While now understanding how hunting decoys should work for you, you also need to think about what to look for in the best decoys that will suit your hunting style and also fit your abilities.

The Reality Look…

Having that realistic look is a must need when buying your decoys. You should be looking for color and shading as close to the real animal as possible that you are targeting for. The more realistic it looks, the better it will be at fooling the animal. For deer for example, some decoys may have a moving tail, head, or synthetic hair, and adding a smelling agent will help with drawing it in as well can work in your favor.

Easy of Use…

Consider the easiness the decoys are to set up. Whether they will be cumbersome or bulky to carry with you to get to the place where you want to set up. Check to see if they come with carrying straps, bags or handles to make them easier to transport or move around.

Crash Harbor Floating Duck Decoy Bag

Durability and Stability…

Another important point to consider is the stability of your decoys and how will they stay in position when everything is set up. Some come with stakes or stands and wiring or tethers to hold and keep them in place and some might not have anything and need to be purchased as add-ons. Also, check for the durability as well. Decoys are not cheap so you will want to make sure that they last quite a few hunting expeditions. The good quality decoys will last and most times price can dictate if the products is a good one.

Mojo Duck Decoy Rigging


Take a look at the selections from these popular quality decoy suppliers. Don’t be afraid to contact them to get more details about what you are looking for and hey, maybe you might have a good idea that they could add to their decoy collection for other hunters.

Flambeau Outdoors

Montana Decoy Co

Avian-X Decoys


I hope you find what you are looking for in a decoy or two for your hunting gear addition, and as always, finding the right or latest hunting gear can give you that extra advantage over your targeted prey and also other competing hunters.

Good luck hunting and regards…John.

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