I was reading up on decoy setups and one that sounded like a good idea is you set your hen decoy in a sitting position because thats what they do when they are about to breed, and then set a jake a few feet behind her. If you can get a tom to see this setup he should come in being that he is going to kick that jakes ass for trying to get with one of his local hens. I have never tried this yet but it sounds like a good idea.
ANytime ealry season can be good. Late season as birds are more wary, I use them less. Keep in mind, the hen is supposed to go to the tom in nature so sometimes, a tom will hang up if he sees a hen decoy expecting she'll go to him. Also keep in mind that a tom might get nervous if he sees a decoy not moving and calling coming from a different spot as he gets closer.
All in all, decoys have worked very well for me. I use hens, jakes and toms at times.
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