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decoy

Hunting
1. a bird or animal, or an image of one, used to lure game into a trap or within shooting range
2. an enclosed space or large trap, often with a wide funnelled entrance, into which game can be lured for capture

decoy

[′dē‚kȯi]
(ordnance)
An object with reflective characteristics of a target, used in radar deception.
Underwater device which reflects acoustic radiation, used by submarines in the deception of acoustic listening devices and acoustic homing torpedoes.

decoy

An object or action, such as a dummy installation, a flying aircraft, an unmanned aerial vehicle, or a raid, used to attract attention and draw enemy action away from the real target or military operation.
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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.
color) no caption (book: ``Ultimate Guide to Calling and Decoying Waterfowl'')
Decoying 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 long ago