2d turkey decoys
2d turkey decoys are very portable, and are often used on hunts where we need to walk a long ways. 2d turkey decoys take up almost no space in your pack or vest, but that 3rd dimension will help fool many more toms. 2d turkey decoys can be great on a Montana mountain hunt where finding a tom is the issue, and the miles you need to cover require minimal gear, but if you are hunting the Midwest on a 100 acre piece the trade off is not worth it.
When to use 2d turkey decoys
2d turkey decoys work well in scenarios where we have to walk a lot. Mountain hunts are a prime example. If a 3d turkey decoy is going to limit the ground you need to cover, 2d turkey decoys are the way to go.
2d turkey decoys also work well with a strutter or full body semi strut jake . When we use a male bird in an aggressive position, the toms attention will be focusd squarely on that male turkey decoy. Use the 2d hen or hens to entice the bird close, and watch his focus drift to the tom or jake turkey decoy in your decoy set up. 3d is still better, but if space or miles limits your gear, use a 2d turkey decoy to fill in your decoy spread.
A 2d turkey decoy is a nice addition to your turkey vest. I always like to have one in my pack for hunts where I do not plan on using a decoy, but the need or situation presents where I think my odds of getting the tom close ride on using the decoy. Wide open sets where birds can see for a long ways often require a turkey decoy or 2. Say you hike a while and a bird gobbles. You set up and he crests the hill, looks for awhile and then leaves. He saw no turkeys and left the scene. Now is a good time to change position slightly and try working that bird back with your 2d turkey decoy in place. Bank he will show in the same spot and be ready.
2d turkey decoys are a usable tool
Having a 2d turkey decoy folded up and ready for deployment may get you an extra bird or 2 someday. Know their strengths and weaknesses to help you make the best use of your 2d turkey decoys.