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Best Turkey Decoy – The Turkey Decoy Story

The Turkey Decoy Story

Creating The Best Turkey Decoy

Any turkey decoy can get a tom into shotgun range, but if you want him archery close, realism sells. If you don’t think your turkey decoy looks real, a pressured bird won’t either, and your odds of success drop quickly. Basecamp llc has assembled a dysfunctional crew of hunters with varying fields of expertise to fill a void in the world of turkey decoys. That void is an archery friendly jake turkey decoy that will fool any gobbler. (under $100). If you want to learn to hunt an animal, you have to bowhunt it. With a shotgun, the hunt is over at 40 yards. 40 yards is where a lot of things can go wrong. Blink an eye, move your leg a little, or sit over any of the many turkey decoys available at your big box stores, and your hunts in jeopardy of failing. How many times have you heard the expression ‘decoy shy’ from turkey hunter. No big surprise when you look at the turkey decoys available. If you are one of the lucky few able to chase unpressured birds the game is easy, but as with any game animal, pressure changes everything. Pressured turkeys don’t run to bad calling, fidgety hunters, or turkey decoys that don’t look like real turkeys. To score on hunted birds, everything has to be right, and the easiest thing to change this spring is the turkey decoy you use.

Selecting our crew was easy

Our Turkey Decoy Field Staff – a crew of die hard bowhunters that love to chase turkeys.

turkey decoyWe selected our field crew from a pool of bow only turkey hunters. These are not the big name TV personalities lucky enough to hunt farms with untouched populations of turkey to mess with. These guys spend their days chasing pressured birds and learning what it takes to get them archery close. Mounted hens and jakes are their tools of choice. They found Dave Smiths line of turkey decoys last year. Dave’s line of turkey decoy are a quality offering, but our crew identified 3 key areas they needed adjustment. The turkey decoy head lacked the slight ‘bluff tilt’ jakes like to sport for intimidation, the turkey decoy feather posturing needed a little more sell, and the turkey decoy paint scheme needed some minor refinements. They also wanted to shrink the turkey decoy to ‘runt’ size for portability, and to ensure the turkey decoy would not intimidate shy birds. These traits were all present in our crews personally taxidermied turkey decoys, but not available on any line of production turkey decoys, Smith’s included.

Our field staff identified the features that needed modification to create the absolute best turkey decoy. If we could replicate the turkey decoy head posture, the body language of feathers on the rise, and incorporate a top quality paint scheme, we knew the turkey decoy would be a home run.

Our Carver – A legend in turkey sculpting.

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Mention the name Dave Constantineto anyone big in the NWTF and they know who you’re talking about. Only a master carver with a passion for turkey hunting could capture the body language we were looking for in a turkey decoy. Head slightly tilted up, back feathers ready to rise, and belly feathers ready to drop, Dave is familiar with the subtle signals of arrogance that consistently fill a mature tom with rage and the urge to stomp. Watching the turkey decoy come to life was painfully slow, but we knew when the turkey decoy was done and painted, it would be the most realistic turkey decoy ever designed.

 

Our Manufacturer – Experience, aptitude and drive.

A realistic carving was only the start. To bring that turkey decoy to production we needed someone with manufacturing experience and expertise. It did not take long to sort through the catalogs and web forums to identify Bill Willroth from Dakota Decoys as the man when it comes to realistic waterfowl decoys. It was apparent he didn’t know shit about turkey hunting, but his eye for detail is second only to mother nature herself, and his years in the industry date back to his tenure with Bigfoot Decoys. He is one of the few pulling the whole decoy industry forward, with polymer advances and paint schemes that make his decoy line an affordable work of art. Quite frankly, it’s hard to believe his top end waterfowl decoys carry a middle of the road price tag. Quality and value are a rare combination, and we are lucky to have been able to partner with a manufacturer who delivers both.

Best Turkey Decoy – when not to use a turkey decoy

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Under cover turkey decoy tactic

Under cover turkey decoy tactic

Brooks February 16, 2012 0

Turkey decoys tactics Turkey decoy or not?  A turkey decoy can be your best friend or your worst enemy.  Whether or not to use a turkey decoy,  or or should I use a hen

Read More »

When not to use a turkey decoy

When not to use a turkey decoy

Brooks January 27, 2012 0

Should you always use a turkey decoy? Simple answer is no, you don’t always need to use a turkey decoy.  Pressured birds, patterned birds, and fall birds are 3 scenarios that come to mind

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Best Turkey Decoy – turkey tactics

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Turkey decoys and little things

Turkey decoys and little things

Brooks February 24, 2012 0

Turkeys decoys, are visual, add the right sounds Turkey decoys work best if you couple the visual attractant with natural sounds.  While most hunters only use yelps and clucks in their turkey tactics, many

Read More »

Under cover turkey decoy tactic

Under cover turkey decoy tactic

Brooks February 16, 2012 0

Turkey decoys tactics Turkey decoy or not?  A turkey decoy can be your best friend or your worst enemy.  Whether or not to use a turkey decoy,  or or should I use a hen

Read More »

Fall turkey decoy tactics

Fall turkey decoy tactics

Brooks February 15, 2012 0

Fall Turkey Decoy Tactics Posted by Jim Dawson on November 30, 2010 · Leave a Comment If you have ever been lucky to observe wild turkeys in the fall, you have gotten to experience the social nature

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Using turkey decoys according to the weather

Using turkey decoys according to the weather

Brooks February 15, 2012 0

Turkey decoys and turkey hunting are slower on windy days   Wind is the bane of turkey hunters. For one thing birds don’t gobble very much after they’re been whipped around in trees all

Read More »

Best time of day to hunt turkeys

Best time of day to hunt turkeys

Brooks February 10, 2012 0

What is the best time of day to hunt turkeys? As the season moves from opening day to almost June, the best time of day to hunt turkeys will change from late to early.

Read More »

How close should you put your turkey decoy?

How close should you put your turkey decoy?

Brooks January 30, 2012 0

How close should you put your turkey decoy? Many people try to over think how close or how far away you place your turkey decoy.  They worry ‘the tom won’t see my turkey decoy

Read More »

Turkey decoy tactics – bowling for Gobblers

Turkey decoy tactics – bowling for Gobblers

Brooks January 26, 2012 0

Turkey decoy tactics – Justin Nott goes bowling? I’ve used all kinds of turkey decoy tactics in the midwest for over 12 years.  I have also only used archery equipment to harvest my birds

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Turkey head shots

Turkey head shots

Brooks January 23, 2012 0

Turkey head shots Turkey head shots are incredibly fun to watch.  Why do you think they used to guillotine people in public?  Something about the prospect of a human or turkey losing it’s head

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Strutting tom turkey decoy

Strutting tom turkey decoy

Brooks January 19, 2012 0

Strutting tom turkey decoy Hunting over a strutting tom turkey decoy is one of the most exciting ways to chase these big black birds, but it can also be one of the most frustrating.

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Turkey decoy body language

Turkey decoy body language

basecamptimo January 11, 2012 0

  Turkey decoy body language Cruising around the ATA show I am constantly amazed at the sub par turkey decoy body language brought to market.  Here is a short list of things to remember

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Best Turkey Decoy – turkey hunting decoys

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Turkey decoys with stuffing or not?

Turkey decoys with stuffing or not?

Brooks February 21, 2012 0

Turkey decoys: to stuff or not to stuff.  Good stuff Turkey decoys are often left at home because they are a pain in the butt to carry around.  Stuffers are the worst, as a

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Why a jake turkey decoy? by Lance Kuck

Why a jake turkey decoy? by Lance Kuck

Brooks February 17, 2012 0

Jake turkey decoy is a staple Jake turkey decoy is my favorite turkey decoy.  I continually get asked the question why a jake turkey decoy and not a hen turkey decoy?  If I  want

Read More »

Under cover turkey decoy tactic

Under cover turkey decoy tactic

Brooks February 16, 2012 0

Turkey decoys tactics Turkey decoy or not?  A turkey decoy can be your best friend or your worst enemy.  Whether or not to use a turkey decoy,  or or should I use a hen

Read More »

Using turkey decoys according to the weather

Using turkey decoys according to the weather

Brooks February 15, 2012 0

Turkey decoys and turkey hunting are slower on windy days   Wind is the bane of turkey hunters. For one thing birds don’t gobble very much after they’re been whipped around in trees all

Read More »

Best time of day to hunt turkeys

Best time of day to hunt turkeys

Brooks February 10, 2012 0

What is the best time of day to hunt turkeys? As the season moves from opening day to almost June, the best time of day to hunt turkeys will change from late to early.

Read More »

Turkey decoys for deer hunting

Turkey decoys for deer hunting

Brooks February 8, 2012 0

Can you use turkey decoys for deer hunting? Bet your thinking nope, you can’t use turkey decoys for deer hunting.  Bet your thinking the deer will stomp and blow.  Bet your thinking it will

Read More »

Expensive turkey decoy?

Expensive turkey decoy?

Brooks February 8, 2012 0

Ever heard anyone say ‘That’s an expensive turkey decoy’? An expensive turkey decoy can be cheap in the grand scheme, so let’s have a little math class on how much it costs to chase

Read More »

NWTF fundraising ideas

NWTF fundraising ideas

Brooks February 6, 2012 0

NWTF fundraising ideas Adding new NWTF fundraising ideas is a labor of love, but it’s also a lot of work.  It take a good sized and well organized crew to pull off a successful

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Best jake turkey decoy field test

Best jake turkey decoy field test

Brooks February 3, 2012 0

Field testing the best jake turkey decoy I run with a bunch of guys who live to bowhunt, and have tried about every jake turkey decoy there is.  This January I tried the ‘best

Read More »

How close should you put your turkey decoy?

How close should you put your turkey decoy?

Brooks January 30, 2012 0

How close should you put your turkey decoy? Many people try to over think how close or how far away you place your turkey decoy.  They worry ‘the tom won’t see my turkey decoy

Read More »

Best Turkey Decoy – turkey decoys

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Turkey decoys and little things

Turkey decoys and little things

Brooks February 24, 2012 0

Turkeys decoys, are visual, add the right sounds Turkey decoys work best if you couple the visual attractant with natural sounds.  While most hunters only use yelps and clucks in their turkey tactics, many

Read More »

Turkey decoys with stuffing or not?

Turkey decoys with stuffing or not?

Brooks February 21, 2012 0

Turkey decoys: to stuff or not to stuff.  Good stuff Turkey decoys are often left at home because they are a pain in the butt to carry around.  Stuffers are the worst, as a

Read More »

Under cover turkey decoy tactic

Under cover turkey decoy tactic

Brooks February 16, 2012 0

Turkey decoys tactics Turkey decoy or not?  A turkey decoy can be your best friend or your worst enemy.  Whether or not to use a turkey decoy,  or or should I use a hen

Read More »

Using turkey decoys according to the weather

Using turkey decoys according to the weather

Brooks February 15, 2012 0

Turkey decoys and turkey hunting are slower on windy days   Wind is the bane of turkey hunters. For one thing birds don’t gobble very much after they’re been whipped around in trees all

Read More »

Best Turkey Decoy – turkey decoy tactics

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Turkey decoys and little things

Turkey decoys and little things

Brooks February 24, 2012 0

Turkeys decoys, are visual, add the right sounds Turkey decoys work best if you couple the visual attractant with natural sounds.  While most hunters only use yelps and clucks in their turkey tactics, many

Read More »

Turkey decoys with stuffing or not?

Turkey decoys with stuffing or not?

Brooks February 21, 2012 0

Turkey decoys: to stuff or not to stuff.  Good stuff Turkey decoys are often left at home because they are a pain in the butt to carry around.  Stuffers are the worst, as a

Read More »

Why a jake turkey decoy? by Lance Kuck

Why a jake turkey decoy? by Lance Kuck

Brooks February 17, 2012 0

Jake turkey decoy is a staple Jake turkey decoy is my favorite turkey decoy.  I continually get asked the question why a jake turkey decoy and not a hen turkey decoy?  If I  want

Read More »

Under cover turkey decoy tactic

Under cover turkey decoy tactic

Brooks February 16, 2012 0

Turkey decoys tactics Turkey decoy or not?  A turkey decoy can be your best friend or your worst enemy.  Whether or not to use a turkey decoy,  or or should I use a hen

Read More »

Fall turkey decoy tactics

Fall turkey decoy tactics

Brooks February 15, 2012 0

Fall Turkey Decoy Tactics Posted by Jim Dawson on November 30, 2010 · Leave a Comment If you have ever been lucky to observe wild turkeys in the fall, you have gotten to experience the social nature

Read More »

Turkey decoy tactics – bowling for Gobblers

Turkey decoy tactics – bowling for Gobblers

Brooks January 26, 2012 0

Turkey decoy tactics – Justin Nott goes bowling? I’ve used all kinds of turkey decoy tactics in the midwest for over 12 years.  I have also only used archery equipment to harvest my birds

Read More »

Best Turkey Decoy – turkey decoy setup

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Under cover turkey decoy tactic

Under cover turkey decoy tactic

Brooks February 16, 2012 0

Turkey decoys tactics Turkey decoy or not?  A turkey decoy can be your best friend or your worst enemy.  Whether or not to use a turkey decoy,  or or should I use a hen

Read More »

Fall turkey decoy tactics

Fall turkey decoy tactics

Brooks February 15, 2012 0

Fall Turkey Decoy Tactics Posted by Jim Dawson on November 30, 2010 · Leave a Comment If you have ever been lucky to observe wild turkeys in the fall, you have gotten to experience the social nature

Read More »

Using turkey decoys according to the weather

Using turkey decoys according to the weather

Brooks February 15, 2012 0

Turkey decoys and turkey hunting are slower on windy days   Wind is the bane of turkey hunters. For one thing birds don’t gobble very much after they’re been whipped around in trees all

Read More »

Best state to use turkey decoys

Best state to use turkey decoys

Brooks February 13, 2012 0

What’s the best state to use to turkey decoys in? The question is really ‘what is the best or easiest state to kill a turkey in?’  Some purists will suggest if it’s not an

Read More »

Best time of day to hunt turkeys

Best time of day to hunt turkeys

Brooks February 10, 2012 0

What is the best time of day to hunt turkeys? As the season moves from opening day to almost June, the best time of day to hunt turkeys will change from late to early.

Read More »

How close should you put your turkey decoy?

How close should you put your turkey decoy?

Brooks January 30, 2012 0

How close should you put your turkey decoy? Many people try to over think how close or how far away you place your turkey decoy.  They worry ‘the tom won’t see my turkey decoy

Read More »

When not to use a turkey decoy

When not to use a turkey decoy

Brooks January 27, 2012 0

Should you always use a turkey decoy? Simple answer is no, you don’t always need to use a turkey decoy.  Pressured birds, patterned birds, and fall birds are 3 scenarios that come to mind

Read More »

NWTF turkey decoy promo codes activated

NWTF turkey decoy promo codes activated

Brooks January 23, 2012 4

NWTF Board Members We have been activating turkey decoy chapter promo codes as they are requested.  The following are active in the system and ready for use. Winnebagostrutters Waupacalongbeards Wolfrivertoms Bluffcountrylongspurs Vernonmarshstrutters Northbranchgobblers Newberlinobblinlongbeards

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The dew snood barometer

The dew snood barometer

Brooks January 20, 2012 0

  The dew snood The dew snood is that little piece of flesh right behind the beak atop a turkeys head.  That little dew snood can instantly tell you alot about what that tom

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Turkey decoy motion

Turkey decoy motion

Brooks January 18, 2012 0

Turkey decoy motion, do it or don’t it? Start talkin’ turkey and the topic of turkey decoy motion will come up.  Lets think about what we see turkeys doing when they are in front

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Best Turkey Decoy – tom decoy

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Under cover turkey decoy tactic

Under cover turkey decoy tactic

Brooks February 16, 2012 0

Turkey decoys tactics Turkey decoy or not?  A turkey decoy can be your best friend or your worst enemy.  Whether or not to use a turkey decoy,  or or should I use a hen

Read More »

Fall turkey decoy tactics

Fall turkey decoy tactics

Brooks February 15, 2012 0

Fall Turkey Decoy Tactics Posted by Jim Dawson on November 30, 2010 · Leave a Comment If you have ever been lucky to observe wild turkeys in the fall, you have gotten to experience the social nature

Read More »

Best state to use turkey decoys

Best state to use turkey decoys

Brooks February 13, 2012 0

What’s the best state to use to turkey decoys in? The question is really ‘what is the best or easiest state to kill a turkey in?’  Some purists will suggest if it’s not an

Read More »

Best time of day to hunt turkeys

Best time of day to hunt turkeys

Brooks February 10, 2012 0

What is the best time of day to hunt turkeys? As the season moves from opening day to almost June, the best time of day to hunt turkeys will change from late to early.

Read More »

Expensive turkey decoy?

Expensive turkey decoy?

Brooks February 8, 2012 0

Ever heard anyone say ‘That’s an expensive turkey decoy’? An expensive turkey decoy can be cheap in the grand scheme, so let’s have a little math class on how much it costs to chase

Read More »

NWTF fundraising ideas

NWTF fundraising ideas

Brooks February 6, 2012 0

NWTF fundraising ideas Adding new NWTF fundraising ideas is a labor of love, but it’s also a lot of work.  It take a good sized and well organized crew to pull off a successful

Read More »

When not to use a turkey decoy

When not to use a turkey decoy

Brooks January 27, 2012 0

Should you always use a turkey decoy? Simple answer is no, you don’t always need to use a turkey decoy.  Pressured birds, patterned birds, and fall birds are 3 scenarios that come to mind

Read More »

Turkey decoy tactics – bowling for Gobblers

Turkey decoy tactics – bowling for Gobblers

Brooks January 26, 2012 0

Turkey decoy tactics – Justin Nott goes bowling? I’ve used all kinds of turkey decoy tactics in the midwest for over 12 years.  I have also only used archery equipment to harvest my birds

Read More »

Hunting Pro Staff for the Best Turkey Decoy

Hunting Pro Staff for the Best Turkey Decoy

Brooks January 25, 2012 0

Hunting Pro Staff for the Best Turkey Decoy So your dream is to be hunting pro staff for best turkey decoy or someone else in the industry.  What does that mean?  You gonna see

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NWTF turkey decoy promo codes activated

NWTF turkey decoy promo codes activated

Brooks January 23, 2012 4

NWTF Board Members We have been activating turkey decoy chapter promo codes as they are requested.  The following are active in the system and ready for use. Winnebagostrutters Waupacalongbeards Wolfrivertoms Bluffcountrylongspurs Vernonmarshstrutters Northbranchgobblers Newberlinobblinlongbeards

Read More »

Best Turkey Decoy – the best turkey decoy

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Turkey decoys with stuffing or not?

Turkey decoys with stuffing or not?

Brooks February 21, 2012 0

Turkey decoys: to stuff or not to stuff.  Good stuff Turkey decoys are often left at home because they are a pain in the butt to carry around.  Stuffers are the worst, as a

Read More »

Under cover turkey decoy tactic

Under cover turkey decoy tactic

Brooks February 16, 2012 0

Turkey decoys tactics Turkey decoy or not?  A turkey decoy can be your best friend or your worst enemy.  Whether or not to use a turkey decoy,  or or should I use a hen

Read More »

Using turkey decoys according to the weather

Using turkey decoys according to the weather

Brooks February 15, 2012 0

Turkey decoys and turkey hunting are slower on windy days   Wind is the bane of turkey hunters. For one thing birds don’t gobble very much after they’re been whipped around in trees all

Read More »

Best state to use turkey decoys

Best state to use turkey decoys

Brooks February 13, 2012 0

What’s the best state to use to turkey decoys in? The question is really ‘what is the best or easiest state to kill a turkey in?’  Some purists will suggest if it’s not an

Read More »

Best time of day to hunt turkeys

Best time of day to hunt turkeys

Brooks February 10, 2012 0

What is the best time of day to hunt turkeys? As the season moves from opening day to almost June, the best time of day to hunt turkeys will change from late to early.

Read More »

Expensive turkey decoy?

Expensive turkey decoy?

Brooks February 8, 2012 0

Ever heard anyone say ‘That’s an expensive turkey decoy’? An expensive turkey decoy can be cheap in the grand scheme, so let’s have a little math class on how much it costs to chase

Read More »

NWTF fundraising ideas

NWTF fundraising ideas

Brooks February 6, 2012 0

NWTF fundraising ideas Adding new NWTF fundraising ideas is a labor of love, but it’s also a lot of work.  It take a good sized and well organized crew to pull off a successful

Read More »

Best jake turkey decoy field test

Best jake turkey decoy field test

Brooks February 3, 2012 0

Field testing the best jake turkey decoy I run with a bunch of guys who live to bowhunt, and have tried about every jake turkey decoy there is.  This January I tried the ‘best

Read More »

How close should you put your turkey decoy?

How close should you put your turkey decoy?

Brooks January 30, 2012 0

How close should you put your turkey decoy? Many people try to over think how close or how far away you place your turkey decoy.  They worry ‘the tom won’t see my turkey decoy

Read More »

When not to use a turkey decoy

When not to use a turkey decoy

Brooks January 27, 2012 0

Should you always use a turkey decoy? Simple answer is no, you don’t always need to use a turkey decoy.  Pressured birds, patterned birds, and fall birds are 3 scenarios that come to mind

Read More »

Best Turkey Decoy – new turkey decoys

new turkey decoys »

Turkey decoys with stuffing or not?

Turkey decoys with stuffing or not?

Brooks February 21, 2012 0

Turkey decoys: to stuff or not to stuff.  Good stuff Turkey decoys are often left at home because they are a pain in the butt to carry around.  Stuffers are the worst, as a

Read More »

Why a jake turkey decoy? by Lance Kuck

Why a jake turkey decoy? by Lance Kuck

Brooks February 17, 2012 0

Jake turkey decoy is a staple Jake turkey decoy is my favorite turkey decoy.  I continually get asked the question why a jake turkey decoy and not a hen turkey decoy?  If I  want

Read More »

Under cover turkey decoy tactic

Under cover turkey decoy tactic

Brooks February 16, 2012 0

Turkey decoys tactics Turkey decoy or not?  A turkey decoy can be your best friend or your worst enemy.  Whether or not to use a turkey decoy,  or or should I use a hen

Read More »

Fall turkey decoy tactics

Fall turkey decoy tactics

Brooks February 15, 2012 0

Fall Turkey Decoy Tactics Posted by Jim Dawson on November 30, 2010 · Leave a Comment If you have ever been lucky to observe wild turkeys in the fall, you have gotten to experience the social nature

Read More »

Best state to use turkey decoys

Best state to use turkey decoys

Brooks February 13, 2012 0

What’s the best state to use to turkey decoys in? The question is really ‘what is the best or easiest state to kill a turkey in?’  Some purists will suggest if it’s not an

Read More »

Best time of day to hunt turkeys

Best time of day to hunt turkeys

Brooks February 10, 2012 0

What is the best time of day to hunt turkeys? As the season moves from opening day to almost June, the best time of day to hunt turkeys will change from late to early.

Read More »

Turkey decoys for deer hunting

Turkey decoys for deer hunting

Brooks February 8, 2012 0

Can you use turkey decoys for deer hunting? Bet your thinking nope, you can’t use turkey decoys for deer hunting.  Bet your thinking the deer will stomp and blow.  Bet your thinking it will

Read More »

Expensive turkey decoy?

Expensive turkey decoy?

Brooks February 8, 2012 0

Ever heard anyone say ‘That’s an expensive turkey decoy’? An expensive turkey decoy can be cheap in the grand scheme, so let’s have a little math class on how much it costs to chase

Read More »

NWTF fundraising ideas

NWTF fundraising ideas

Brooks February 6, 2012 0

NWTF fundraising ideas Adding new NWTF fundraising ideas is a labor of love, but it’s also a lot of work.  It take a good sized and well organized crew to pull off a successful

Read More »

Best jake turkey decoy field test

Best jake turkey decoy field test

Brooks February 3, 2012 0

Field testing the best jake turkey decoy I run with a bunch of guys who live to bowhunt, and have tried about every jake turkey decoy there is.  This January I tried the ‘best

Read More »

Best Turkey Decoy – jake turkey decoy

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Turkey decoys and little things

Turkey decoys and little things

Brooks February 24, 2012 0

Turkeys decoys, are visual, add the right sounds Turkey decoys work best if you couple the visual attractant with natural sounds.  While most hunters only use yelps and clucks in their turkey tactics, many

Read More »

Turkey decoys with stuffing or not?

Turkey decoys with stuffing or not?

Brooks February 21, 2012 0

Turkey decoys: to stuff or not to stuff.  Good stuff Turkey decoys are often left at home because they are a pain in the butt to carry around.  Stuffers are the worst, as a

Read More »

Why a jake turkey decoy? by Lance Kuck

Why a jake turkey decoy? by Lance Kuck

Brooks February 17, 2012 0

Jake turkey decoy is a staple Jake turkey decoy is my favorite turkey decoy.  I continually get asked the question why a jake turkey decoy and not a hen turkey decoy?  If I  want

Read More »

Under cover turkey decoy tactic

Under cover turkey decoy tactic

Brooks February 16, 2012 0

Turkey decoys tactics Turkey decoy or not?  A turkey decoy can be your best friend or your worst enemy.  Whether or not to use a turkey decoy,  or or should I use a hen

Read More »

Fall turkey decoy tactics

Fall turkey decoy tactics

Brooks February 15, 2012 0

Fall Turkey Decoy Tactics Posted by Jim Dawson on November 30, 2010 · Leave a Comment If you have ever been lucky to observe wild turkeys in the fall, you have gotten to experience the social nature

Read More »

Using turkey decoys according to the weather

Using turkey decoys according to the weather

Brooks February 15, 2012 0

Turkey decoys and turkey hunting are slower on windy days   Wind is the bane of turkey hunters. For one thing birds don’t gobble very much after they’re been whipped around in trees all

Read More »

Best state to use turkey decoys

Best state to use turkey decoys

Brooks February 13, 2012 0

What’s the best state to use to turkey decoys in? The question is really ‘what is the best or easiest state to kill a turkey in?’  Some purists will suggest if it’s not an

Read More »

Turkey decoys for deer hunting

Turkey decoys for deer hunting

Brooks February 8, 2012 0

Can you use turkey decoys for deer hunting? Bet your thinking nope, you can’t use turkey decoys for deer hunting.  Bet your thinking the deer will stomp and blow.  Bet your thinking it will

Read More »

Expensive turkey decoy?

Expensive turkey decoy?

Brooks February 8, 2012 0

Ever heard anyone say ‘That’s an expensive turkey decoy’? An expensive turkey decoy can be cheap in the grand scheme, so let’s have a little math class on how much it costs to chase

Read More »

NWTF fundraising ideas

NWTF fundraising ideas

Brooks February 6, 2012 0

NWTF fundraising ideas Adding new NWTF fundraising ideas is a labor of love, but it’s also a lot of work.  It take a good sized and well organized crew to pull off a successful

Read More »

Best Turkey Decoy – jake decoy

jake decoy »

Turkey decoys and little things

Turkey decoys and little things

Brooks February 24, 2012 0

Turkeys decoys, are visual, add the right sounds Turkey decoys work best if you couple the visual attractant with natural sounds.  While most hunters only use yelps and clucks in their turkey tactics, many

Read More »

Turkey decoys with stuffing or not?

Turkey decoys with stuffing or not?

Brooks February 21, 2012 0

Turkey decoys: to stuff or not to stuff.  Good stuff Turkey decoys are often left at home because they are a pain in the butt to carry around.  Stuffers are the worst, as a

Read More »

Why a jake turkey decoy? by Lance Kuck

Why a jake turkey decoy? by Lance Kuck

Brooks February 17, 2012 0

Jake turkey decoy is a staple Jake turkey decoy is my favorite turkey decoy.  I continually get asked the question why a jake turkey decoy and not a hen turkey decoy?  If I  want

Read More »

Under cover turkey decoy tactic

Under cover turkey decoy tactic

Brooks February 16, 2012 0

Turkey decoys tactics Turkey decoy or not?  A turkey decoy can be your best friend or your worst enemy.  Whether or not to use a turkey decoy,  or or should I use a hen

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Fall turkey decoy tactics

Fall turkey decoy tactics

Brooks February 15, 2012 0

Fall Turkey Decoy Tactics Posted by Jim Dawson on November 30, 2010 · Leave a Comment If you have ever been lucky to observe wild turkeys in the fall, you have gotten to experience the social nature

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Using turkey decoys according to the weather

Using turkey decoys according to the weather

Brooks February 15, 2012 0

Turkey decoys and turkey hunting are slower on windy days   Wind is the bane of turkey hunters. For one thing birds don’t gobble very much after they’re been whipped around in trees all

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Best state to use turkey decoys

Best state to use turkey decoys

Brooks February 13, 2012 0

What’s the best state to use to turkey decoys in? The question is really ‘what is the best or easiest state to kill a turkey in?’  Some purists will suggest if it’s not an

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Best time of day to hunt turkeys

Best time of day to hunt turkeys

Brooks February 10, 2012 0

What is the best time of day to hunt turkeys? As the season moves from opening day to almost June, the best time of day to hunt turkeys will change from late to early.

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Turkey decoys for deer hunting

Turkey decoys for deer hunting

Brooks February 8, 2012 0

Can you use turkey decoys for deer hunting? Bet your thinking nope, you can’t use turkey decoys for deer hunting.  Bet your thinking the deer will stomp and blow.  Bet your thinking it will

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Expensive turkey decoy?

Expensive turkey decoy?

Brooks February 8, 2012 0

Ever heard anyone say ‘That’s an expensive turkey decoy’? An expensive turkey decoy can be cheap in the grand scheme, so let’s have a little math class on how much it costs to chase

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Best Turkey Decoy – hen decoy

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Turkey decoys and little things

Turkey decoys and little things

Brooks February 24, 2012 0

Turkeys decoys, are visual, add the right sounds Turkey decoys work best if you couple the visual attractant with natural sounds.  While most hunters only use yelps and clucks in their turkey tactics, many

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Turkey decoys with stuffing or not?

Turkey decoys with stuffing or not?

Brooks February 21, 2012 0

Turkey decoys: to stuff or not to stuff.  Good stuff Turkey decoys are often left at home because they are a pain in the butt to carry around.  Stuffers are the worst, as a

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Why a jake turkey decoy? by Lance Kuck

Why a jake turkey decoy? by Lance Kuck

Brooks February 17, 2012 0

Jake turkey decoy is a staple Jake turkey decoy is my favorite turkey decoy.  I continually get asked the question why a jake turkey decoy and not a hen turkey decoy?  If I  want

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Under cover turkey decoy tactic

Under cover turkey decoy tactic

Brooks February 16, 2012 0

Turkey decoys tactics Turkey decoy or not?  A turkey decoy can be your best friend or your worst enemy.  Whether or not to use a turkey decoy,  or or should I use a hen

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Fall turkey decoy tactics

Fall turkey decoy tactics

Brooks February 15, 2012 0

Fall Turkey Decoy Tactics Posted by Jim Dawson on November 30, 2010 · Leave a Comment If you have ever been lucky to observe wild turkeys in the fall, you have gotten to experience the social nature

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Using turkey decoys according to the weather

Using turkey decoys according to the weather

Brooks February 15, 2012 0

Turkey decoys and turkey hunting are slower on windy days   Wind is the bane of turkey hunters. For one thing birds don’t gobble very much after they’re been whipped around in trees all

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Best state to use turkey decoys

Best state to use turkey decoys

Brooks February 13, 2012 0

What’s the best state to use to turkey decoys in? The question is really ‘what is the best or easiest state to kill a turkey in?’  Some purists will suggest if it’s not an

Read More »

Best time of day to hunt turkeys

Best time of day to hunt turkeys

Brooks February 10, 2012 0

What is the best time of day to hunt turkeys? As the season moves from opening day to almost June, the best time of day to hunt turkeys will change from late to early.

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Expensive turkey decoy?

Expensive turkey decoy?

Brooks February 8, 2012 0

Ever heard anyone say ‘That’s an expensive turkey decoy’? An expensive turkey decoy can be cheap in the grand scheme, so let’s have a little math class on how much it costs to chase

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NWTF fundraising ideas

NWTF fundraising ideas

Brooks February 6, 2012 0

NWTF fundraising ideas Adding new NWTF fundraising ideas is a labor of love, but it’s also a lot of work.  It take a good sized and well organized crew to pull off a successful

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Best Turkey Decoy – featured

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Turkey decoys and little things

Turkey decoys and little things

Brooks February 24, 2012 0

Turkeys decoys, are visual, add the right sounds Turkey decoys work best if you couple the visual attractant with natural sounds.  While most hunters only use yelps and clucks in their turkey tactics, many

Read More »

Turkey decoys with stuffing or not?

Turkey decoys with stuffing or not?

Brooks February 21, 2012 0

Turkey decoys: to stuff or not to stuff.  Good stuff Turkey decoys are often left at home because they are a pain in the butt to carry around.  Stuffers are the worst, as a

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Why a jake turkey decoy? by Lance Kuck

Why a jake turkey decoy? by Lance Kuck

Brooks February 17, 2012 0

Jake turkey decoy is a staple Jake turkey decoy is my favorite turkey decoy.  I continually get asked the question why a jake turkey decoy and not a hen turkey decoy?  If I  want

Read More »

Under cover turkey decoy tactic

Under cover turkey decoy tactic

Brooks February 16, 2012 0

Turkey decoys tactics Turkey decoy or not?  A turkey decoy can be your best friend or your worst enemy.  Whether or not to use a turkey decoy,  or or should I use a hen

Read More »

Best time of day to hunt turkeys

Best time of day to hunt turkeys

Brooks February 10, 2012 0

What is the best time of day to hunt turkeys? As the season moves from opening day to almost June, the best time of day to hunt turkeys will change from late to early.

Read More »

Expensive turkey decoy?

Expensive turkey decoy?

Brooks February 8, 2012 0

Ever heard anyone say ‘That’s an expensive turkey decoy’? An expensive turkey decoy can be cheap in the grand scheme, so let’s have a little math class on how much it costs to chase

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NWTF fundraising ideas

NWTF fundraising ideas

Brooks February 6, 2012 0

NWTF fundraising ideas Adding new NWTF fundraising ideas is a labor of love, but it’s also a lot of work.  It take a good sized and well organized crew to pull off a successful

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Best jake turkey decoy field test

Best jake turkey decoy field test

Brooks February 3, 2012 0

Field testing the best jake turkey decoy I run with a bunch of guys who live to bowhunt, and have tried about every jake turkey decoy there is.  This January I tried the ‘best

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How close should you put your turkey decoy?

How close should you put your turkey decoy?

Brooks January 30, 2012 0

How close should you put your turkey decoy? Many people try to over think how close or how far away you place your turkey decoy.  They worry ‘the tom won’t see my turkey decoy

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When not to use a turkey decoy

When not to use a turkey decoy

Brooks January 27, 2012 0

Should you always use a turkey decoy? Simple answer is no, you don’t always need to use a turkey decoy.  Pressured birds, patterned birds, and fall birds are 3 scenarios that come to mind

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Best Turkey Decoy – dakota turkey decoy

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Turkey decoys with stuffing or not?

Turkey decoys with stuffing or not?

Brooks February 21, 2012 0

Turkey decoys: to stuff or not to stuff.  Good stuff Turkey decoys are often left at home because they are a pain in the butt to carry around.  Stuffers are the worst, as a

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Why a jake turkey decoy? by Lance Kuck

Why a jake turkey decoy? by Lance Kuck

Brooks February 17, 2012 0

Jake turkey decoy is a staple Jake turkey decoy is my favorite turkey decoy.  I continually get asked the question why a jake turkey decoy and not a hen turkey decoy?  If I  want

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Under cover turkey decoy tactic

Under cover turkey decoy tactic

Brooks February 16, 2012 0

Turkey decoys tactics Turkey decoy or not?  A turkey decoy can be your best friend or your worst enemy.  Whether or not to use a turkey decoy,  or or should I use a hen

Read More »

Fall turkey decoy tactics

Fall turkey decoy tactics

Brooks February 15, 2012 0

Fall Turkey Decoy Tactics Posted by Jim Dawson on November 30, 2010 · Leave a Comment If you have ever been lucky to observe wild turkeys in the fall, you have gotten to experience the social nature

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Using turkey decoys according to the weather

Using turkey decoys according to the weather

Brooks February 15, 2012 0

Turkey decoys and turkey hunting are slower on windy days   Wind is the bane of turkey hunters. For one thing birds don’t gobble very much after they’re been whipped around in trees all

Read More »

Best state to use turkey decoys

Best state to use turkey decoys

Brooks February 13, 2012 0

What’s the best state to use to turkey decoys in? The question is really ‘what is the best or easiest state to kill a turkey in?’  Some purists will suggest if it’s not an

Read More »

Best time of day to hunt turkeys

Best time of day to hunt turkeys

Brooks February 10, 2012 0

What is the best time of day to hunt turkeys? As the season moves from opening day to almost June, the best time of day to hunt turkeys will change from late to early.

Read More »

Turkey decoys for deer hunting

Turkey decoys for deer hunting

Brooks February 8, 2012 0

Can you use turkey decoys for deer hunting? Bet your thinking nope, you can’t use turkey decoys for deer hunting.  Bet your thinking the deer will stomp and blow.  Bet your thinking it will

Read More »

Expensive turkey decoy?

Expensive turkey decoy?

Brooks February 8, 2012 0

Ever heard anyone say ‘That’s an expensive turkey decoy’? An expensive turkey decoy can be cheap in the grand scheme, so let’s have a little math class on how much it costs to chase

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Best Turkey Decoy – dave smith decoy

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Why a jake turkey decoy? by Lance Kuck

Why a jake turkey decoy? by Lance Kuck

Brooks February 17, 2012 0

Jake turkey decoy is a staple Jake turkey decoy is my favorite turkey decoy.  I continually get asked the question why a jake turkey decoy and not a hen turkey decoy?  If I  want

Read More »

Under cover turkey decoy tactic

Under cover turkey decoy tactic

Brooks February 16, 2012 0

Turkey decoys tactics Turkey decoy or not?  A turkey decoy can be your best friend or your worst enemy.  Whether or not to use a turkey decoy,  or or should I use a hen

Read More »

Using turkey decoys according to the weather

Using turkey decoys according to the weather

Brooks February 15, 2012 0

Turkey decoys and turkey hunting are slower on windy days   Wind is the bane of turkey hunters. For one thing birds don’t gobble very much after they’re been whipped around in trees all

Read More »

Best state to use turkey decoys

Best state to use turkey decoys

Brooks February 13, 2012 0

What’s the best state to use to turkey decoys in? The question is really ‘what is the best or easiest state to kill a turkey in?’  Some purists will suggest if it’s not an

Read More »

Turkey decoys for deer hunting

Turkey decoys for deer hunting

Brooks February 8, 2012 0

Can you use turkey decoys for deer hunting? Bet your thinking nope, you can’t use turkey decoys for deer hunting.  Bet your thinking the deer will stomp and blow.  Bet your thinking it will

Read More »

Best Turkey Decoy – dakota decoy

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Turkey decoys with stuffing or not?

Turkey decoys with stuffing or not?

Brooks February 21, 2012 0

Turkey decoys: to stuff or not to stuff.  Good stuff Turkey decoys are often left at home because they are a pain in the butt to carry around.  Stuffers are the worst, as a

Read More »

Why a jake turkey decoy? by Lance Kuck

Why a jake turkey decoy? by Lance Kuck

Brooks February 17, 2012 0

Jake turkey decoy is a staple Jake turkey decoy is my favorite turkey decoy.  I continually get asked the question why a jake turkey decoy and not a hen turkey decoy?  If I  want

Read More »

Fall turkey decoy tactics

Fall turkey decoy tactics

Brooks February 15, 2012 0

Fall Turkey Decoy Tactics Posted by Jim Dawson on November 30, 2010 · Leave a Comment If you have ever been lucky to observe wild turkeys in the fall, you have gotten to experience the social nature

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Using turkey decoys according to the weather

Using turkey decoys according to the weather

Brooks February 15, 2012 0

Turkey decoys and turkey hunting are slower on windy days   Wind is the bane of turkey hunters. For one thing birds don’t gobble very much after they’re been whipped around in trees all

Read More »

Best state to use turkey decoys

Best state to use turkey decoys

Brooks February 13, 2012 0

What’s the best state to use to turkey decoys in? The question is really ‘what is the best or easiest state to kill a turkey in?’  Some purists will suggest if it’s not an

Read More »

Best time of day to hunt turkeys

Best time of day to hunt turkeys

Brooks February 10, 2012 0

What is the best time of day to hunt turkeys? As the season moves from opening day to almost June, the best time of day to hunt turkeys will change from late to early.

Read More »

Turkey decoys for deer hunting

Turkey decoys for deer hunting

Brooks February 8, 2012 0

Can you use turkey decoys for deer hunting? Bet your thinking nope, you can’t use turkey decoys for deer hunting.  Bet your thinking the deer will stomp and blow.  Bet your thinking it will

Read More »

Expensive turkey decoy?

Expensive turkey decoy?

Brooks February 8, 2012 0

Ever heard anyone say ‘That’s an expensive turkey decoy’? An expensive turkey decoy can be cheap in the grand scheme, so let’s have a little math class on how much it costs to chase

Read More »

Best Turkey Decoy – dakota extreme jake

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Turkey decoys with stuffing or not?

Turkey decoys with stuffing or not?

Brooks February 21, 2012 0

Turkey decoys: to stuff or not to stuff.  Good stuff Turkey decoys are often left at home because they are a pain in the butt to carry around.  Stuffers are the worst, as a

Read More »

Why a jake turkey decoy? by Lance Kuck

Why a jake turkey decoy? by Lance Kuck

Brooks February 17, 2012 0

Jake turkey decoy is a staple Jake turkey decoy is my favorite turkey decoy.  I continually get asked the question why a jake turkey decoy and not a hen turkey decoy?  If I  want

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Under cover turkey decoy tactic

Under cover turkey decoy tactic

Brooks February 16, 2012 0

Turkey decoys tactics Turkey decoy or not?  A turkey decoy can be your best friend or your worst enemy.  Whether or not to use a turkey decoy,  or or should I use a hen

Read More »

Fall turkey decoy tactics

Fall turkey decoy tactics

Brooks February 15, 2012 0

Fall Turkey Decoy Tactics Posted by Jim Dawson on November 30, 2010 · Leave a Comment If you have ever been lucky to observe wild turkeys in the fall, you have gotten to experience the social nature

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Using turkey decoys according to the weather

Using turkey decoys according to the weather

Brooks February 15, 2012 0

Turkey decoys and turkey hunting are slower on windy days   Wind is the bane of turkey hunters. For one thing birds don’t gobble very much after they’re been whipped around in trees all

Read More »

Best time of day to hunt turkeys

Best time of day to hunt turkeys

Brooks February 10, 2012 0

What is the best time of day to hunt turkeys? As the season moves from opening day to almost June, the best time of day to hunt turkeys will change from late to early.

Read More »

Turkey decoys for deer hunting

Turkey decoys for deer hunting

Brooks February 8, 2012 0

Can you use turkey decoys for deer hunting? Bet your thinking nope, you can’t use turkey decoys for deer hunting.  Bet your thinking the deer will stomp and blow.  Bet your thinking it will

Read More »

Expensive turkey decoy?

Expensive turkey decoy?

Brooks February 8, 2012 0

Ever heard anyone say ‘That’s an expensive turkey decoy’? An expensive turkey decoy can be cheap in the grand scheme, so let’s have a little math class on how much it costs to chase

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Best Turkey Decoy – dakota jake

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Turkey decoys with stuffing or not?

Turkey decoys with stuffing or not?

Brooks February 21, 2012 0

Turkey decoys: to stuff or not to stuff.  Good stuff Turkey decoys are often left at home because they are a pain in the butt to carry around.  Stuffers are the worst, as a

Read More »

Why a jake turkey decoy? by Lance Kuck

Why a jake turkey decoy? by Lance Kuck

Brooks February 17, 2012 0

Jake turkey decoy is a staple Jake turkey decoy is my favorite turkey decoy.  I continually get asked the question why a jake turkey decoy and not a hen turkey decoy?  If I  want

Read More »

Under cover turkey decoy tactic

Under cover turkey decoy tactic

Brooks February 16, 2012 0

Turkey decoys tactics Turkey decoy or not?  A turkey decoy can be your best friend or your worst enemy.  Whether or not to use a turkey decoy,  or or should I use a hen

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Fall turkey decoy tactics

Fall turkey decoy tactics

Brooks February 15, 2012 0

Fall Turkey Decoy Tactics Posted by Jim Dawson on November 30, 2010 · Leave a Comment If you have ever been lucky to observe wild turkeys in the fall, you have gotten to experience the social nature

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Turkey Headshots Decoy Offer

Brooks January 24, 2012 0

Use promo code dusty at checkout for free freight! Dusty tried the best turkey decoy last fall and made the switch.  The slightly back tilted head of this Dakota Jake brings the toms on

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Best Turkey Decoy – best turkey decoy

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Turkey decoys with stuffing or not?

Turkey decoys with stuffing or not?

Brooks February 21, 2012 0

Turkey decoys: to stuff or not to stuff.  Good stuff Turkey decoys are often left at home because they are a pain in the butt to carry around.  Stuffers are the worst, as a

Read More »

Why a jake turkey decoy? by Lance Kuck

Why a jake turkey decoy? by Lance Kuck

Brooks February 17, 2012 0

Jake turkey decoy is a staple Jake turkey decoy is my favorite turkey decoy.  I continually get asked the question why a jake turkey decoy and not a hen turkey decoy?  If I  want

Read More »

Under cover turkey decoy tactic

Under cover turkey decoy tactic

Brooks February 16, 2012 0

Turkey decoys tactics Turkey decoy or not?  A turkey decoy can be your best friend or your worst enemy.  Whether or not to use a turkey decoy,  or or should I use a hen

Read More »

Fall turkey decoy tactics

Fall turkey decoy tactics

Brooks February 15, 2012 0

Fall Turkey Decoy Tactics Posted by Jim Dawson on November 30, 2010 · Leave a Comment If you have ever been lucky to observe wild turkeys in the fall, you have gotten to experience the social nature

Read More »

Using turkey decoys according to the weather

Using turkey decoys according to the weather

Brooks February 15, 2012 0

Turkey decoys and turkey hunting are slower on windy days   Wind is the bane of turkey hunters. For one thing birds don’t gobble very much after they’re been whipped around in trees all

Read More »

Best state to use turkey decoys

Best state to use turkey decoys

Brooks February 13, 2012 0

What’s the best state to use to turkey decoys in? The question is really ‘what is the best or easiest state to kill a turkey in?’  Some purists will suggest if it’s not an

Read More »

Best time of day to hunt turkeys

Best time of day to hunt turkeys

Brooks February 10, 2012 0

What is the best time of day to hunt turkeys? As the season moves from opening day to almost June, the best time of day to hunt turkeys will change from late to early.

Read More »

Turkey decoys for deer hunting

Turkey decoys for deer hunting

Brooks February 8, 2012 0

Can you use turkey decoys for deer hunting? Bet your thinking nope, you can’t use turkey decoys for deer hunting.  Bet your thinking the deer will stomp and blow.  Bet your thinking it will

Read More »

Expensive turkey decoy?

Expensive turkey decoy?

Brooks February 8, 2012 0

Ever heard anyone say ‘That’s an expensive turkey decoy’? An expensive turkey decoy can be cheap in the grand scheme, so let’s have a little math class on how much it costs to chase

Read More »

NWTF fundraising ideas

NWTF fundraising ideas

Brooks February 6, 2012 0

NWTF fundraising ideas Adding new NWTF fundraising ideas is a labor of love, but it’s also a lot of work.  It take a good sized and well organized crew to pull off a successful

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