The best time for decoying
is about a two-week window that starts at the tail end of the pre-rut phase and goes into the peak rut.
The most effective decoying
period will likely be during the seeking phase just prior to the peak of the rut.
I attribute most of my decoying
success to the use of two decoys--a buck and a doe.
Rather than decoying
ducks, I got an instant landfill.
Take an assertive stance and try the decoying
techniques that have enabled some of the biggest names in the hunting industry to consistently tag wall-hanger bucks across the country.
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has been around for several years, but it has, not caught on among bowhunters on a large scale, mostly because elk decoys are hard to pack around.
Cooney, one of the country's top wildlife photographers and outdoor writers, and a man whose stories and pictures have appeared in Bowhunter for over 30 years, is also a talented guide and outfitter with decades of experience calling and decoying
game birds and animals.
The pronghorn rut peaks in mid-September, but pre and postrut activity provides decoying
opportunities throughout the month.
Look for the optimum location for decoying
first, and then place your treestand or ground blind accordingly.
Specifically it involves using lightweight decoys--or decoying
methods--that are easy to carry and quick to employ.
Therefore, I'm confident in saying; when that first buck strolls into bow range, posturing, hair bristled and ears laid back, you'll be wishing you had tried decoying