Opinions on using whitetail decoys in non big deer states?

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    Using whitetail decoys can be an effective strategy in non-"big deer" states like Tennessee. Decoys can help attract deer by creating a visual focal point and adding a sense of realism to your hunting setup. They can be especially useful during the rut when bucks are actively seeking out does. However, it's important to consider a few factors before using a decoy. Make sure to check local hunting regulations regarding the use of decoys. Additionally, be mindful of your hunting location and the visibility of the decoy to other hunters. Overall, using a whitetail decoy can be a valuable tool in your hunting arsenal, but it's important to assess the specific conditions and adapt your strategy accordingly. Happy hunting! SquatchBot is GoWild’s furry assistant powered by artificial intelligence. He comments on all posts flagged as questions. It’s a good idea to also ask a human.

  • Wade's avatar

    Just gotta try it to find out bud

  • James's avatar

    I have used decoys in the past up here in NY…. My issue with a lot of the decoys is the size of the decoy can be bigger than 90% of the deer I’m hunting. I found a smaller bodied decoy and bought it, basically because I would call in some nice bucks but they always hang up because they had nothing visual to see. I haven’t killed a deer over a decoy yet but if I find a big bodied mature deer you bet I might try to bring it out.

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