Ever heard anyone say ‘That’s an expensive turkey decoy’?
An expensive turkey decoy is one you replace every year-
If you find yourself buying a new turkey decoy or 2 each year trying to find the magic bird, it becomes an expensive turkey decoy. Never a very good turkey decoy, but it adds up a little more each year. In my eyes a turkey decoy that spooks birds off because of poor posture or a horrible mold is the most expensive decoy you can get. It ruins the whole hunt- Most turkey decoys have their pro’s and cons, such as portability, weight, realism, longevity, paint adhesion, posture and on and on. The best turkey decoy for you will combine the traits that fit your style of hunting. If you like to run and gun with a 60 yard choke in your 12 gauge and only use decoys occasionally, I would run a cheap feather flex foam hen or maybe Primos’ new pocket hen that takes no space but is there if you want. They will kill birds for you. If you are at the opposite end of the spectrum and want a tom spitting close and dancing in the decoys, a Dave Smith Decoy or one of our more ‘economical’ Dakota Extreme Jakes may be the ticket. It’s all what your in the game for in picking a turkey decoy, and despite the name of this website, the truly is no best turkey decoy for every scenario.
Expensive turkey decoy is a relative term
You may not be one of them, but most guys I know can’t use the term ‘expensive turkey decoy’. They put on 100’s of miles scouting (50 cents a mile) stay in hotel rooms ($50 a night), or buy a camper just for hunting ($5,000), they eat out every meal ($20), and may lose $100 playing cards while breaking in a $200 pair of boots every spring. If you know any guys who roll like that, send them a link to bestturkeydecoy.com, and ask them if they think we sell an expensive turkey decoy.