The outlawing of male turkey decoys

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Would you support the outlawing of male turkey decoys?

1) Yes, I would support male turkey decoys being outlawed
30
17%
2) No, I would not support the outlawing of male turkey decoys
35
20%
3) I would rather male turkey decoys be outlawed than the limit in my state be cut
12
7%
4) I would support fanning/reaping only being outlawed
23
13%
5) I don't want any new laws
73
42%
 
Total votes: 173

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The outlawing of male turkey decoys

Post by trkykilr » February 14th, 2018, 6:04 pm

:turkeywave:

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Re: The outlawing of male turkey decoys

Post by OLE RASPY » February 14th, 2018, 6:17 pm

I picked 5
TURKEYS
COYOTES
DEER
SQUIRRELS
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Re: The outlawing of male turkey decoys

Post by howl » February 14th, 2018, 6:19 pm

To hell with any more laws limiting freedom. If a grown man wants to play with dolls, that's his business. The only victim is the one who cheated himself of a fuller experience.

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Re: The outlawing of male turkey decoys

Post by Kylongbeard » February 14th, 2018, 7:39 pm

I picked 4

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Re: The outlawing of male turkey decoys

Post by swampchicken » February 14th, 2018, 9:00 pm

I actually prefer calling them in and not using any decoys.

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Re: The outlawing of male turkey decoys

Post by GobbleNut » February 15th, 2018, 9:21 am

Had there been an option of "no decoys or visual aids of any kind" on your list, that is what I "probably" would have chosen. Since it wasn't, I chose the "no more new rules" option.

I say "probably" because I am one who does carry a fan and have had some amazing encounters with turkeys as a result. To quickly clarify, I am not a "reaper". I don't use the fan to try to sneak up on turkeys. I use it as a "subtle" tool in providing additional encouragement to a gobbler, if needed. In terms of visual aids, that fan is all I need,...if I need it. It takes the place of any sort of other decoy in any situation. In short, it is an "all in one" visual (and sound) aid that fits in one pocket.

I am also a hunter that does not need to kill every gobbler that comes to a call,...or a fan. I have let way more gobblers walk away after having them approach to within sure killing distance than I have ever shot. I would like to think that I have educated an awful lot of gobblers to not just walk up willy-nilly to something that looks like a turkey.

In my opinion, what we need to be worried about in the turkey hunting world is the "body counters",....those guys that will mow down every gobbler they can reap or attract to a gobbler decoy or fan (or even a hen decoy) just to say they put X number of notches in their gun this spring.

So the bottom line for me is that, even though I really enjoy those close-up encounters with gobblers that occur because I occasionally flash a fan at them, I am confident enough in my calling and turkey hunting abilities that I would be willing to give that up if it would save a bunch of gobblers from the "body counters" that use ANY sort of visual aid to increase their kill numbers.

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Re: The outlawing of male turkey decoys

Post by Cove » February 15th, 2018, 9:29 am

I chose 1.

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Re: The outlawing of male turkey decoys

Post by HarleyRiders97 » February 15th, 2018, 11:12 am

who's bright idea is this?

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Re: The outlawing of male turkey decoys

Post by Jamey » February 15th, 2018, 11:52 am

It said I could choose up to 5 options...so I did :) Picked all 5.
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Re: The outlawing of male turkey decoys

Post by soiltester » February 15th, 2018, 12:40 pm

Maybe the survey should read, which states should outlaw tom decoys ... oh, then you have bearded hens to deal with :LMAO:
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Re: The outlawing of male turkey decoys

Post by appalachianassassin » February 15th, 2018, 12:45 pm

1
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Re: The outlawing of male turkey decoys

Post by timbrhuntr » February 15th, 2018, 1:07 pm

Jamey wrote:
February 15th, 2018, 11:52 am
It said I could choose up to 5 options...so I did :) Picked all 5.
:LMAO:

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Re: The outlawing of male turkey decoys

Post by Grumpy » February 15th, 2018, 5:07 pm

Any time they pass a new law of any type it takes another little bit of our freedoms, never vote to pass any law regardless of what it is, there will always be strings attached and future amendments made until they get what they started out to get in the first place.
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Re: The outlawing of male turkey decoys

Post by OLE RASPY » February 15th, 2018, 7:50 pm

Grumpy wrote:
February 15th, 2018, 5:07 pm
Any time they pass a new law of any type it takes another little bit of our freedoms, never vote to pass any law regardless of what it is, there will always be strings attached and future amendments made until they get what they started out to get in the first place.
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Re: The outlawing of male turkey decoys

Post by cmbostc » February 16th, 2018, 11:57 am

I don't like for people to tell me how to hunt and I won't infringe on their rights. As long as the turkey population is sustainable, I really don't care how you hunt (legally).
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Re: The outlawing of male turkey decoys

Post by Hognutz » February 16th, 2018, 12:55 pm

My thoughts, exactly!! :salute:
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Re: The outlawing of male turkey decoys

Post by ww » February 16th, 2018, 12:56 pm

If they outlaw the gobbler decoy or all decoys for that matter, it's great with me....But they need to make TSS illegal also. How can you justify banning decoys when you have a load that will kill 80 plus yards in the gun???

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Re: The outlawing of male turkey decoys

Post by KPcalls » February 16th, 2018, 2:52 pm

Number 1 for me...

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Re: The outlawing of male turkey decoys

Post by Stinky J Picklestein » February 16th, 2018, 4:37 pm

Wait....decoys have genitalia???

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Re: The outlawing of male turkey decoys

Post by Grumpy » February 16th, 2018, 7:39 pm

Stinky J Picklestein wrote:
February 16th, 2018, 4:37 pm
Wait....decoys have genitalia???




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Re: The outlawing of male turkey decoys

Post by Grumpy » February 16th, 2018, 7:39 pm

:shock:
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Re: The outlawing of male turkey decoys

Post by cmbostc » February 16th, 2018, 11:51 pm

I don't understand why everyone gets wrapped around the axle over TSS, decoys and reaping, it's all legal. Just because you don't like something, doesn't mean that others shouldn't. :violent1:
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Re: The outlawing of male turkey decoys

Post by timbrhuntr » February 17th, 2018, 9:59 am

Its because if us poor slobs couldn't use them then they could show us who the real turkey hunters are ! :D :lol: :LMAO:

Kinda like fly fisherman and stickbow shooters an elite group for sure !

The rest of us uneducated, unwashed and prospective Darwin award winners are ruining the resource by cheating and killing all their birds and we should be ashamed of ourselves ! :geek:

Plus its fun in the off season now can we get back to talking about how hunting shows are ruining hunting or crossbows are the devils work ! :roll:

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Re: The outlawing of male turkey decoys

Post by cmbostc » February 17th, 2018, 11:10 am

That's funny that you mention crossbows, before everyone could carry them I remember heated discussions about them. Which, I never understood either. At the time, the FPS was roughly the same as a compound. The only benefit of a crossbow for me is that I can turkey hunt like I would with a shogun and not have to worry about getting caught drawing back. I started out bow hunting deer, I didn't look down at gun hunters. I think that people should think about what they are about to say. :slap:
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Re: The outlawing of male turkey decoys

Post by quavers16 » February 17th, 2018, 12:46 pm

I think reaping/fanning is very dangerous! I just voted on #4.

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