Breeding turkey decoys
I have been taking a shot at breeding turkey decoys for several years now. I have tried many different manufacturers of breeding turkey decoys and I feel like I am banging my head against a wall. Breeding turkey decoys are very difficult to work with, and I am getting zero cooperation out of toms or hens. I thought using Breeding turkey decoys would be a slam dunk, and I think I have figured a few things out. Follow along.
Breeding turkey decoys
For my first attempt at Breeding turkey decoys I simply took an existing jake and hen and put them together in a field. Just when I thought the jake was getting ready to make his move, a big tom came out of nowhere and knocked him over. He never got back up. Then the damn tom mounted my hen decoy! I thought what the hell, here I was trying Breeding turkey decoys, and a real tom wanted to crossbreed with my hen decoy. I began to believe a more controlled environment may be the answer, and so I took the hen decoy along and left that jake in the field to fend for himself. Breeding turkey decoys was proving difficult but I was not going to give up.
Breeding turkey decoys in a van
I knew from high school that a lot of breeding took place in a van, so I thought that may be a good place to try. I knew 2 girls in high school that had conceived while breeding in a van – so it seemed worth a shot. I put my decoys in the van and left them alone for an entire winter. Nothing. They had not even moved from where I had put them 4 months earlier. It was almost too much to take. I decided to take my Breeding turkey decoys seriously, and brought them to the U of M. If these guys could not help, I was going to give up.
Breeding turkey decoys at the U
My stay did not last long. They kicked me out and told me that Breeding turkey decoys were a technique used to kill gobblers. Apparently turkey decoys do not breed, and there in laid the issue. I had done everything right, but my hens and toms were like GI Joe and Barbie. They simply lacked the parts to get the job done. Candles, music and wine would not help.
I even came across some rare footage of a turkey breeding a football shared below. If guys can get turkeys to breed footballs, why am I struggling so much with breeding turkey decoys?
Breeding turkey decoys still remains a bit of a mystery to me. I know the birds well, and figured if anyone could get the job done, it would be me. I need to move on to greener pastures though, and maybe just focus on killing turkey again. I have had success at that, and enjoy it very much.
Breeding turkey decoys is best left to the Chinese. Apparently they make 99% of new turkey decoys in special labs overseas where they hatch by the thousands, are raised in containers on the ocean, and sold to hunters here in the United States. I feel as if I lost 3 years of my life for naught, but I am glad I tried. I am done with Breeding turkey decoys.