In the past I haven't used a decoy when turkey hunting. But, decided to try using a jake decoy this morning. I hiked logging roads where I know there are turkey, set the decoy on the road's edge if I noticed a good bit of droppings or tracks, and hit our ceramic-surface all-weather call.
I'd just moved to my third setup this morning. Placed the decoy on the road's edge, and fired up the call when I heard a hen responding. Also had a gobbler fire up--just once.
He came in fanned and strutting. Took him with a load of 5-shot.
Below is a short video of the hunt:
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