Predator decoys are very beneficial on all predator hunts when used correctly. Placement is more important than the type of decoy. The predator decoy needs to be placed where approaching predators will be able to see it and near the electronic call if used. If a hand call is used you will need to keep the predator decoy within 20’ of you. Otherwise the predator will not associate the sound to the decoy and will look for where the sound is coming from. With that said the sound doesn’t need to match the decoy. In another words you can have a fawn decoy and be using a rabbit distress sound. The main purpose of the predator decoy is to distract the predator long enough for you to get a shot off.

Predator decoys come in basically two different styles; wind activated and motor activated. Wind activated decoys get their movement from the wind, like a tail on deer decoys or a simple turkey feather on a string.
Amazon sells a Feather Distractor for $10 and Amazon, Sportsman’s Guide and Bass Pro Shops sell fawn decoys from $37 to $54.

There are several different kinds of motor activated predator decoys and more are coming on the market all the time. Some even have remote controls and distress sounds. Amazon, Sportsman’s Guide and Bass Pro Shops sell a good selection of this style of decoys. They are priced from $20 for Edge Innovative Hunting Quiver Critter Hunting Decoy
to about $100 for FoxPro® Jack-Attack Decoy.
Some are more effective than others, so read the reviews and talk to other predator hunters about which one they find effective. Currently I have two and sometimes I use both at the same time. I have MOJO Critter Decoy
that I purchased from Amazon for $37 and Primos Frantic Fawn Predator Decoy, Power by Primos Decoy Heart that I purchased from Amazon for $39.99. Both have proven to be very effective. Once will using the Frantic Fawn I had a coyote knock it down and the MOJO Critter Decoy has also attracted hawks and owls.

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