Avoid some common mistakes and know how to do turkey decoy placement the right way.
This quick tutorial will help get your decoy placed just right for this season’s turkey opener.
While putting out a decoy can seem simple, there are a few key considerations that are captured well in this video.
Some good tips are covered, but the key one for me was to place that decoy offset from your hunting position.
Turkeys have incredibly good eyesight and giving yourself that extra little advantage of being out of its direct path of vision may be the crucial factor to get the bird in.
The other top point, that ties into patterning and knowing your effective shotgun range, is placing the decoy well within your kill radius so that the shot spread strikes the turkey’s neck and head, putting it down quickly.
Tie these lessons in with other turkey hunting tips like pre-season scouting, patterning your shotgun, and effective calling, and you will increase your chances of harvesting that big tom this spring.