Turkey Hunting in North Carolina
Best Turkey Decoys at best price?
Okay, this upcoming April will be my first time turkey hunting.
I want to buy some good decoys, but money is a big consideration.
I want a good decoy, but I can't spend a ton of money.I need a good middle ground.
Granted, turkey season is quite a few months away, but I have a particular situation:
I am married, have a son, and have to pay bills. You know what I'm talking about right?
I have to work for a living, so it seems like every time I squirrel away some money, something falls in my lap: I had about $450.00 set side to buy a $476.00 12 gauge Remington combo that came with 22'tukey Barrel, 28' vented field barrle and a 26' slug barrle.
Then about 4 days before payday ( whenI was planning on buying this gun) my wife asks me if I would look at her driver's side front tire because it felt a bit 'funny'.
Sure enough, all four tires were worn down to the point that even the wear indicators were wearing away.
AWESOME! $570.00 gone just like that.
Okay, you get my drift right? I want a few good turkey decoys, but it will have to be a compromise between a good price for a good decoy. I don't want sorry decoys just because they cost $10.00 each. I'd love a very effective decoy, but not feeling $100.00 kinda love.
Now, as it will also be my first time turkey hunting AND using decoys, what should I get?
I was thinking one Tom and one hen. Put them about 25 feet apart so it looks like the tom is trying to court the hen.
Have tom looking straight at hen, but hen turned sideways from tom.
The area I will be hunting has a 55'X 100' cleared field in the middle of the woods. Used to be a turnip field back when my father in law was in his 30's. Still clear of trees. I have counted no less that nine turkeys in this area which is about 20 yards from my deerstand which also has had great turkey activity around it. The two spots are seperated by a creekbed that is wet only half the year depending on the rainfall we have.
Okay, my ears are open!