Flextone funky chicken
The Flextone funky chicken turkey decoy has arrived. It appears to be an attempt to get around the bulky akwardness problem that many of the new realistic turkey decoys have. But has the flextone funky chicken turkey decoy gone too far. Every style of turkey decoy has pros and cons inherently built in, but this flextone funky chicken may not give enough credit to the wild turkeys we hunt.
Flextone funky chicken sports a super alert posture
Any time a group of turkeys, geese, deer or any other animal you can think of is startled or alarmed, every head is up high in the air looking for the potential danger. I have never seen a turkey stretch its head as high as this flextone funky chicken, but he looks a bit nervous to me. I don’t like to run a solo decoy in an alert posture, and if you run a flextone funky chicken I would definitely recommend a some relaxed hen s in the mix him. Reassure the approaching toms that everything is okay through some relaxed body language.
An alert pose on my turkey decoy is far from the number 1 choice. An alert pose is what you get when the birds are scared. Bump into a flock of birds in the woods and what do they do. Every single one of them stands straight up with its neck stretched out to figure out what the problem is. The flextone funky chicken could be perceived as alert. Similar to when a whitetail stomps and blows, the alert posture of a flextone funky chicken turkey decoy may that danger is close by and put everyone on edge.
One alert turkey decoy is okay in a group
If you run a group of 3 or more turkey decoys, the alert pose in one member is natural. Your flextone funky chicken can be the scout. Turkeys take turn being on the lookout while they feed, but similar to a flock of geese, if everyone has their head up looking for something, danger is the natural assumption of any turkeys that approach your set. Keep your group of turkey decoys looking relaxed and natural by only using one alert turkey decoy in the bunch.
FLEXTONE FUNKY CHICKEN TURKEY DECOY IS MOTIONLESS
- Relaxed posture is best
If you run one turkey decoy in your decoy set up, the alert pose often works. As the tom approaches, the bird he has been listening to is watching him approach. It is natural. I like to pick postures in my spread that require no movement to look natural. Strutting toms, half strut jakes, and resting hens are great examples. When you pick a pose the birds often hold for a long time without moving, they look more natural. A hen staring at the ground in a feeding position is not lifelike. Turkeys move a lot when they are feeding, and your feeding position hens can cause problems on a slow approaching bird, or one who studies you from a distance.
Consider the body language of your turkey decoys
Use your experience and woodsman ship to create a natural looking decoy spread. Observe wild turkeys doing what they do every day, and replicate the feel when you place your decoys. Spacing and posture are critical, and try not to put too many alert turkey decoys in your spread.
Good luck if you choose to flextone funky chicken decoy this spring.