This is my deer decoy. I love him. Why? The other day I decoyed four different white-tailed bucks within bow range within an hour’s time. Had my shooting been on, I would have been tagged out. But that’s another long, embarrassing story.
Here are some tips for using a deer decoy:
- Use scent-eliminating products to cleanse your deer decoy. I use Scent-A-Way products from Hunter’s Specialties.
- Keep your deer decoy close. I like my decoy to be within 20 yards or closer of my stand or ground blind. If you put it further out, you risk a buck circling too far.
- Turn the ears on your deer decoy to make it look tough. I want my decoy to send a message of “let’s rumble.”
If you’re hunting whitetails right now you’ve undoubtedly been seeing chasing and breeding activity. Every mature buck we witnessed was either trailing a doe coming into heat or actively breeding. It’s a wild, wild whitetail world. I watched two bucks today actually trade hot does at midday. The excitement was so crazy that they swapped does and didn’t even realize it in the middle of a breeding frenzy that included five additional bucks.
I have two more days of bowhunting left before I move to my next hunt. Good luck, and I’ll keep you posted.
P.S. The rock is on my deer decoy's back to keep him from tipping over in the high winds. The real deer didn't mind at all.