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A buddy and I are going turkey hunting this next week, We have two decoys, should we paint one of the turkeys heads red, and the

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  • A buddy and I are going turkey hunting this next week, We have two decoys, should we paint one of the turkeys heads red, and the

    A buddy and I are going turkey hunting this next week, We have two decoys, should we paint one of the turkeys heads red, and the other a pale color to similate a tom and hen?

  • #2
    your decoys didn't come in a hen or jake?

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    • #3
      Never seen "paint yourself" deeks, but personally, I'd go w/2 hens. Grey heads.

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      • #4
        They are already painted, and I believe one is a hen and the other is a jake. I read the other day the painting a Jakes head red could draw a tom in.

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        • #5
          jakes have red heads..but i guess if you really wanted to paint the head you could. i don't see why though

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          • #6
            My dekes are hens and the paint on the heads are almost completely gone. Still brings them in. If you do paint the heads red let us know how it works. i'm curious.

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            • #7
              Thanks for the help guys, Reid: In the article I was reading they said the red heads on a decoy simulated a dominent mating Tom. Your right that jakes have red heads, but they are nearly as red as a mature Tom. The theory is that a nearby Tom might see the red head and come in for a fight. Kinda like rattling in a deer. In the article they said they had used this method to bring in several mature toms.

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              • #8
                We called in my son's Tom with using 3 hen decoy's

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                • #9
                  I paint the Head Red myself!!!

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