|I have heard from multiple sources that in the early season it is best to use multiple decoys, such as a Jake, breeder and feeder hen together. Then as the season progresses start to decrease the number of decoys. What is your take on this, and what would you recommend? I’m hunting stubborn Eastern’s by the way.|
First of all, I feel your pain on dealing with the stubborn Eastern’s! They can definitely be some of the toughest it seems.
Typically, the setup I like to go with whether its early season or late season is just set out a regular upright hen decoy, and have some sort of a “strutter” decoy by my side out of sight within arms reach. If a turkey is working good and locked on the hen I will never show him the strutter, but if he hangs up not wanting to commit ill raise it and see if it will get him in shotgun range.
Good luck on those hard headed Easterns!