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Has anybody ever used a deer decoy while hunting? Do they work or are they a waste of money? I read on the Outdoor Life website

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  • Has anybody ever used a deer decoy while hunting? Do they work or are they a waste of money? I read on the Outdoor Life website

    Has anybody ever used a deer decoy while hunting? Do they work or are they a waste of money? I read on the Outdoor Life website that an Alaska moose came into somebody yard because he was hot over an elk shooting target.

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    Here is the link to that story called "Moose Fatal Attraction to a 3D Target".

    www.outdoorlife.com/blogs/hunting/2013/09/mooses-fatal-attraction-3d-target

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      I have used a Montana decoy buck a few times this season. I haven't seen many deer, so I can't tell you a whole lot. One time I had a spike come in, he saw the decoy, looked at it for a second, and began eating. During the rut it may work alot better, but early season it may just give the other deer a little piece of mind it may be safe to be there.

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        They work great for antelope hunting. My archer nephew does well with his but antelope are very curious and will run a mile just to check something out. Plus they live on the prairie where they can see a decoy for miles. It brings them close better than just about any other technique.

        I haven't tried it for deer but normally consider that to be too much set up for an archery deer and I am always afraid of spreading too much of my scent around my tree stand. Calls and scent usually bring deer plenty close for me so I haven't even tried a decoy. A couple years ago I had a nice buck try to climb my tree because I forgot to take off a scent rag I was dragging before I climbed the tree.

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