These are the best turkey hunting decoys on the market today.
Spring is here and we're starting to feel the itch to head out turkey hunting for some big gobblers. While good game calls will help bring the birds in, a quality hunting decoy will help you seal the deal. It's one of the most important pieces of hunting gear for a hunter to own.
Whether you're buying decoys for the first time or are simply looking to upgrade, we did the research to find the best turkey decoys on the market today.
Avian-X HDR Jake and Hen Turkey Decoy Combo
If you have extremely aggressive birds in your area, this is a great combo. These decoys have a great lifelike appearance that is sure to bring big Toms in on a string. These decoys are blow-molded and come with two interchangeable heads to change up your presentation on the fly. These decoys come with a carry bag for transport to the field and carbon ground stakes to help you get setup in a hurry.
MOJO Outdoors Tail Chaser Max
Maybe you're the type of hunter who likes to put a stalk in on a big Tom. This turkey fan decoy may be just the trick. It comes with a printed photo-realistic Tom in a full strut position. The entire setup folds to make it even more portable. It also features legs that help give your gun a steady rest for when it is time for the shot. There is also the option to attach a real turkey fan later if you want even more realism. This decoy also comes at a great price of just $40.
Lucky Duck Lucky HD Collapsible
This is a solid option for $70. It can often be found for even less on sale. This strutter turkey decoy folds up to make it easier to transport. It is made of durable plastic and comes with a folding metal decoy stake for fast setup in the field. If you want to give it a more realistic look, the fan is removable so you can add a real one. It may be just the little detail needed to pull that old, aggressive Tom into shotgun or bow range.
Dave Smith Decoys Jake Turkey Decoy
The Dave Smith brand has a great reputation for turkey decoys of exceptional quality. This Jake decoy is made of a resin and has over 70 perfect five-star ratings on the Cabela's website. The company says their decoys can stand up to being shot multiple times without showing damage. They also include a ground stake and handy carry bag to easily transport to the hunting grounds. This one is a little more expensive, but it should also last many a hunting season.
Primos Gobbstopper Turkey Decoy Combo
These soft-sided decoys fold up fast and easily pack in. Perfect if your hunting area is far off the main roads and beaten path. For $70 you get a solid Jake and hen decoy that are sure to enrage any big gobbler that sees them. Primos includes stakes and a carry bag. These decoys have a solid high rating on the Cabela's website from users who praise them as being solid decoys for an affordable price.
Dakota Decoy X-Treme Feeding Hen
If you want a hard plastic decoy that is designed to last many seasons, this feeder hen is a solid option. This is perfect for a more casual setup to ease the nerves of skittery birds. Built of EVA plastic, this decoy is airbrushed with an extreme attention to detail that will help bring birds in on a consistent basis. The metal stake stores inside the body when not in use.
Montana Decoy Fanatic
Another fan decoy built for stalking. This decoy offers great portability. It features a see-through mesh window so you never have to break the illusion of another bird. This setup allows you to sneak up on birds that are wary of your stationary decoys. This decoy is also extremely portable and the stake allows you to use it for a more conventional setup.
Flextone Thunder Chick Hen Decoy
Besides having an awesome name, this is a solid decoy at a price that should be affordable for every hunter's budget. This blow-molded decoy is built of a one-piece construction to simplify things. Flextone includes a carbon-fiber stake. This one is available in either a feeding or upright position. This way you can add several to coax in cautious birds.
Davey Smith Mating Motion Pair
If the big birds are too wary of your strutter decoys, you may need something more to draw them in. That is where this mating hen and Jake decoy comes in. A cord allows you to control the motion. This is not a cheap decoy combo, but users rave how the nature of this decoy absolutely enrages territorial gobblers that ignore every other kind of setup. It comes with ground stakes and a carry bag to transport it to your hunting spot.
Hunter's Specialties H.S. Strut Hen and Jake Combo
Two foldable, hollow-body decoys at an affordable price that are sure to bring the big gobblers running in a hurry. These decoys feature flake-resistant paint that should last season after season. These decoys are bright and colorful, sure to catch the eyes of both Toms and hens alike. For the hunter on a budget, you get two solid decoys for $70.
For one of the best Tom turkey decoys on the market, it's hard to go wrong with the highly-rated Avian-X. This strutting decoy comes with a silk tail standard, but the company has made it so you can attach a real fan to add to the illusion. Most online reviews come from hunters who say they tagged out only hours after the season started with this one.
Redhead Reality Series Crazy Jake
Nothing will fill a dominant Tom with rage more than a young Jake strutting in his territory. This one is smaller than other strutting decoys which should prove less intimidating for birds that are shy of standard-sized decoys. This one is a bargain at $50. It also comes with a carry bag with room for additional decoys. You can also adjust the look by mounting a real tail fan or by trimming the beard.