Turkey Fanning

groe

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We hope many of you are getting excited to chase some big birds this spring. We have recently posted a new article on our website on getting started with fanning turkeys. Heads Up Decoy offers an excellent product for that technique. Over the next several weeks we will also be offering other articles that will be more specific to fanning turkeys. Fanning turkeys is an effective tool to have in your spring arsenal.

We are also excited to announce that we are offering Phelps Game Calls on our website for purchase. It's well known that they make great elk calls, but their turkey diaphragm calls are equally as awesome.

Good luck this spring!

Fanning Turkeys: Get Started
 
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We are aware of that situation. That will be a part of one of our articles. "common sense" fanning.
 

robby denning

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I read that article, that shooter was an dangerous idiot, decoy or not. Obviously no beard on that turkey and he fired anyways.

I’m assuming if you have to identify a beard, that means you can’t shoot hens or young birds. So what was that prick going to do? shoot and then ask questions later?

Probably the kind a guy that shoots then buries what’s illlegal and keeps hunting until he gets a Tom.

Sounds like it wouldn’t of mattered it was a full rubber decoy, he’d shoot anyway.

My blood boils when I read this stuff.

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howl

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Common sense would tell you to not dress up like a target. Being in the right does you no good after you have already been shot.
 
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We posted my son's first turkey he cracked last spring. I generally use the decoy in the bow mount, but this was a traditional roost hunt with the Heads Up staked into the ground. Wind was howling so there was really no other way. Good Luck this spring. Here is the link to the blog. Video as well.

Heads Up Decoy | A Young Hunters First Turkey

 

bowieknife50

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I know this is an old thread but keep in mind in some places, like Michigan, this technique is illegal.


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CP6

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Several states are looking at banning the use of a decoy within 5’ of the hunter for 2020. Make sure you check the new regulations for this upcoming spring.
 

CutBait

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I personally have never tried fanning and at this time I do not intend on it. I fully understand that is just as safe - or dangerous - and the person doing it. I absolutely love fooling a bird through calling and prefer to leave the decoy at home. To be honest, I don't even know the last time I have shot a turkey with the use of a decoy, whether bow or shotgun. To each their own - if its legal and you can be successful, then go ahead and enjoy your time afield.
 
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