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Should I utilize my jake decoy tomorrow? I'll definitely be using my two hen decoys. The reason why I am a little cautious regarding the jake is that my 8 year old nephew might be with me. I don't want some idiot blasting away at the first sign of red/blue headed decoy.

Know what I mean? [confused]
 

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The way I look at it you would have to be a real real idiot to mistake a foam turky for the real thing...in my oppinion most decoys dont look real what so ever..I always use a jake....I set my jake a little closer than my hen decoy..Ive found that a long beard will usally byp [no swearing please] the hen decoy and go straight to the jake to try and run him off...
 

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I've actually had better success putting my hen dekes about 30 to 35 yards behind me without a jake decoy. If the tom holds up at 60 are 70 yards from the hens (which is common) he's still in range... that is ofcourse if I set up right and he comes straight in.
 
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