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Old 11-06-2007, 01:04 PM   #1
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How many of you have used deer decoys before and were you successful?

I have used a McKenzie target without the antlers and have had good results. I bought a set of Renzo's but I haven't used them much. I primarily use decoys during early archery season and leave em at the house when the gunners are in the woods.
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Old 11-06-2007, 01:06 PM   #2
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I will be trying them this year, I have a renzo buck, renzo doe and I riverbottom buck 3d target. I thought about buying a glen-del full rut buck since I get a pretty decent discount working at the shop now. Kinda hate to decoy with a 300lb. 150" buck! What does everyone else use?
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Old 11-06-2007, 01:20 PM   #3
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i always wanted to try one but it would be tough where i hunt...i have had the delta rbb set up in the back yard for practicing and had deer come up to it...so i guess it works.
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Old 11-06-2007, 01:28 PM   #4
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you know....it just dawned on me that there's been some good talk about hunting today...not a lot of nonsence..just good ole hunting.
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Old 11-06-2007, 01:48 PM   #5
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you know....it just dawned on me that there's been some good talk about hunting today...not a lot of nonsence..just good ole hunting.
It's still early.....
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Old 11-06-2007, 01:49 PM   #6
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I will be leaving here in about 30 minutes to go hunting, wish I would have brought my decoy with me!
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Old 11-06-2007, 02:42 PM   #7
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I have used a renzo decoy setup and had it works. The buck in my signiture was taken with that setup buck and doe.
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ive never used one but i would think it would make the deer more comfortable
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When I use a ground blind I like to use them around the blind to fool the deer into think it is a brush pile. Of course I brush the blind in when setting it up. They do work. What I have seen if you only use a Doe you usually only get small bucks and does and yearlings to come to it. Using the buck and doe setup it peaks the good buck into moving your way. Good luck and they do work.
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I always figured somebody would shoot me while I was carrying the damn thing.
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I always figured somebody would shoot me while I was carrying the damn thing.
That's exactly why I don't take them into the woods during gun season. Ya never know somebody might do a drive by. But during archery season I think it's pretty safe. Nice thing about the renzo's is you can fold em up and there flat like carboard.
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I always figured somebody would shoot me while I was carrying the damn thing.
that would worry me as much as some of these good ole boys drink around where i live/hunt.
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Old 11-06-2007, 07:10 PM   #13
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I have a renzo doe decoy and haven't used it too much. I had it work great one time but it was a 2 & 1/2 year old 8 pointer that I had to let go. I am thinking about breaking it out this weekend, just for something to try.
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I never tried a decoy... Hummmm...

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