To see this decoy in action click play on the video above.
I’m really excited to give this new decoy system a try once turkey season arrives. This jake decoy is 30% smaller than most other strutting decs, which means there will be a much smaller chance it will scare off any real longbeards that might be easily intimidated. The artistic details on the head, body, and wings are impressive.
But the most prominent feature of this product is the motion that it provides… as if the jake is really alive. With a simple touch of the button on the small remote control unit, the decoy slowly turns one way, and then automatically moves in the opposite direction – in a half-circle, 180 degree arc. The motion will continue until you push the remote button a second time. And the range of the remote is very impressive. The signal works from 100 yards away and is strong enough to carry past some obstacles when the line-of-sight between the remote and decoy is blocked.
I was concerned if the battery-powered motor would produce any sound that might scare turkeys. And, at a very close range, the motor does make a slight humming sound. However, I couldn’t detect the sound when I was six feet or farther from the decoy itself. (I’ll want to make sure I remember that when gobblers approach it for a close-up visit later this spring.)
This is a fun and high-quality product for you to consider adding to your turkey hunting arsenal this spring!
Todd Pridemore, Local Hunting Pro