Which turkey decoy to buy?

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  • February 20, 2013 at 11:44 am #560829 Back to Top REPORT
    wrkdvr
    wrkdvr

    Age: 35
    Joined: 2/5/2013
    Location: Virginia
    I’m looking at purchasing a AvianX decoy, but i can only afford one. Which one shoud get first, 1/4 strut Jake, lookout hen, or feeding hen?
    February 20, 2013 at 3:25 pm #560962 Back to Top REPORT
    thunderchicken21
    thunderchicken21

    Age: 29
    Joined: 8/4/2006
    Location: Ohio
    Are you set on the Avian X lineup?

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    February 20, 2013 at 3:41 pm #560977 Back to Top REPORT
    wisc-rattlesnake
    Wisc.Rattlesnake

    Joined: 4/18/2007
    If you’re not set on the Avian X’s, I would get the DSD jake.

    If you are in fact set on the Avian X’s, I would get the feeder hen.  I’m not a fan of their jake decoy but the other ones are really nice.

    February 20, 2013 at 4:33 pm #561007 Back to Top REPORT
    crazystups
    CrazyStups

    Joined: 9/13/2005
    Get a DSD if you can afford it. Avian X has issues. My brother in law bought all the Avian X decoys last season and every single one broke. There was an issue with the value plug breaking and you will have no way to keep the decoy inflated. He contacted Avian X and they said they were working on a fix but to this date he has not heard back from them, even after several attempts to contact them.

    I have the DSD flock while expensive they are IMO the best decoy on the market.

    February 20, 2013 at 5:28 pm #561038 Back to Top REPORT
    pa-b0whunt3r
    PA B0WHUNT3R

    Joined: 8/2/2009
    Location: PA
    Definitely go with DSD. The birds postures are way better and on top of how good they already look the new 2013 line has down to the feather details plus flocking on the back. Also, DSD get’s the nod for durability. One little BB gets a hold of the Avian and it’s done{#emotions_dlg.mathews_peace}
    February 20, 2013 at 5:51 pm #561051 Back to Top REPORT
    ack
    Ack

    Joined: 8/29/2005
    Location: Michigan
    Save up until you can spring for a DSD……it’s an investment that will pay off for many years.
    February 20, 2013 at 6:43 pm #561067 Back to Top REPORT
    shacklehunter
    shacklehunter

    Age: 41
    Joined: 3/1/2006
    Location: Pennsylvania
    Could always use the black garbage bag trick.{#emotions_dlg.mathews_laughing} DSD for sure.
    February 20, 2013 at 6:50 pm #561071 Back to Top REPORT
    chadschoff
    chadschoff

    Age: 38
    Joined: 3/29/2011
    Location: SD
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    I’m a fan of the Dakota Decoy Extreme jake had some good luck with it last season.
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    February 20, 2013 at 6:59 pm #561079 Back to Top REPORT
    tominator
    Tominator

    Joined: 9/19/2007

    I’m looking at purchasing a AvianX decoy, but i can only afford one. Which one shoud get first, 1/4 strut Jake, lookout hen, or feeding hen?

    I could safely say if I was just limited to just one decoy I would go with a feeder hen – no matter what decoy brand I had.  Too me, it’s just a good all-around decoy that has the potential of luring any turkey in no matter what “mood” the birds may be in. I’ve had this posture work when everything else failed. Works great when the Toms are ready to breed and the hens are not. Many times, bringing the hen in that the gobbler is “dogging” may just bring him into bow range.
    And by the way, I do agree with what everyone has stated above as to preference of decoy brand. The Dave Smith turkey decoys have no rival when it comes to realism and durability!

     

    February 20, 2013 at 8:29 pm #561126 Back to Top REPORT
    wrkdvr
    wrkdvr

    Age: 35
    Joined: 2/5/2013
    Location: Virginia
    Thank you for everyone’s advice. No, I was not set on AvianX, just liked the pack ability, since I have 1.5 mile trek with them and all of my gear + bow. I didn’t see the DSD birds at Bass Pro, so I will have to look at them online now.
    February 20, 2013 at 10:11 pm #561219 Back to Top REPORT
    whiteflag
    WhiteFlag

    Joined: 1/18/2012
    I agree with everyone else and the DSD decoys are top of the line, but I was like you and usually have a long walk to get to the birds….with that said I went with the avian x  feeder and upright hen, and the jake.  I can get all three in a small duck decoy bag and they are a breeze to carry along with my blind.  I can’t wait to try out their full strutter this year, just booked our South Dakota trip this afternoon!
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    February 21, 2013 at 5:04 am #561280 Back to Top REPORT
    tominator
    Tominator

    Joined: 9/19/2007

    Thank you for everyone’s advice. No, I was not set on AvianX, just liked the pack ability, since I have 1.5 mile trek with them and all of my gear + bow. I didn’t see the DSD birds at Bass Pro, so I will have to look at them online now.

    Although the Dave Smith website is pretty much showing out of stock on everything, Cabelas also carries the line. I looked a couple of days ago and they were showing stock on everything except the submissive hen.
    On pack ability……while the Avians may fold up into somewhat of a smaller overall package, they do weight more than the DSD. Just something to keep in mind.

    February 21, 2013 at 7:25 am #561317 Back to Top REPORT
    wrkdvr
    wrkdvr

    Age: 35
    Joined: 2/5/2013
    Location: Virginia
    Wow, those DSD deaks are pricey!  I wish I could see it personally, but I just may end up having to order it online come payday.
    February 21, 2013 at 7:46 am #561328 Back to Top REPORT
    pa-b0whunt3r
    PA B0WHUNT3R

    Joined: 8/2/2009
    Location: PA
    You can order them directly off the DSD website. I just talked to them yesterday and they said to place my order that they are shipping out within the next week. Also, Cabelas has them in stock but I don’t know if they are the new 2013 line or not?  If your just going to get one decoy I would get a feeding hen. If your looking to get a pair, I would get the jake with the upright hen that way if you went a submissive hen you can just sit the hen down on her stomach without the stake. Buy a mesh carrying bag and you can carry the whole flock.
    February 21, 2013 at 8:47 am #561345 Back to Top REPORT
    tominator
    Tominator

    Joined: 9/19/2007
    Cabelas is offering the 2013 models
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