Thursday, January 16, 2014

Turkey Camp Debate: Belly-Crawling, Fanning or Just Calling?

"Safe? Stupid? Smart? Using turkey fans and decoys to move on gobblers and henned-up flocks is really nothing new, unless you count the marketing spin. I’ve done it. You’ve done it. Heck, historical evidence shows the Native Americans originally had their own forms of tactical hunting deception.

Now it seems everyone is trying it. In this age of hyper-realistic decoys, repositioning on hung-up birds is a trending tactic – especially in private land locations. Doing it on heavily hunted public land is without question often a fool’s choice.

Why the concern? Safety. Risk and reward occurs by degrees in turkey hunting." –Steve Hickoff

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