Avian-X LCD (Lifelike Collapsible Decoy) Jake Turkey Decoy
I bought the Avian X LCD Jake for the 2013 Spring Turkey Season. Let me tell you, boys and girls, this thing works . . .just like on TV.
My first morning out I had a tom strutting around my new decoy. He was completely enamored with it, paying no attention to the fact he was also looking right down the barrell of my shotgun. So Tag #1 was filled my first morning of spring turkey hunting.
Several days later, I had 7 jakes come in to the decoy, and they were all worked up about it. The day after the jakes, I called in a big old tom, and he went straight to the decoy and never took his eyes off it. It was the last thing he saw. If you have been using other types of decoys as I was with no "takers," please go buy yourself an Avian X. It will change the game for you.
To be fair, I will say that these decoys are bulkier and heavier than their cost saving competitors. If you have a fat face like mine, it can be a little difficult to get to the valve stem to inflate. The other downside was that my spring turkey season was over in a week after filling both tags, but if you can overlook these minor challenges, you'll be shooting turkeys. I am a believer.
April 22, 2013
Avian-X® LCD Jake Turkey Decoy
looking for some new decoys, i decided that i was going to invest in some good quality decoys. after reading the reviews, i purchased zinks jake, along with a breeder and feeder hen. Upon arrival at my house, i was extremely excited to blow them up and set them up to see what they look like. Im not sure if i was doing something wrong, but the creases were IMPOSSIBLE to get out. I followed the directions step by step, but they just refused no matter how long i left them in the hot water. After many repeat attempts, it got better, but certainly did not come to complete form. I set them up in my yard and gosh do they look good. they dont look like a bunch of inflatable balloons, they ACTUALLY look like a bunch of turkeys! Very happy with them. You cant really go wrong with them
October 25, 2013
So real it's scary
Bought this decoy to replace my old foam collapsible decoys. There is no comparison. This decoy is so well made and so realistic that it must be seen to be believed. At a hundred bucks you hope that you aren't wasting money but not with this. The paint is on there for good so no need to worry about chipping or fading. The rubber it is made out of does not crease and it is thick and durable. Do yourself a favor and pick up some Avian-X decoys. I will probably be picking up some hens in the near future.
January 13, 2012
This was my first hunt using the Avian X decoys and they worked great. Used the jake decoy today along with the feeder and the breeder hen decoys. these decoys brought in two big toms that actually started to fight my Jake. great looking decoys. only negative is that carrying all three Decoys got heavy. Defiantly try to keep hiking to a minimum when carrying these birds. Out of the package they took there shape right away and where very easy to blow up on sight, no complaints.
April 28, 2014