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Dove Decoys
Angie Ryan
Angie offer tips on using decoys for your next dove hunt.
Angie Ryan

Dove decoys are effective because doves are gregarious birds that flock up.

Too many decoys, though, may look unnatural and turn birds away. A few decoys sitting on a fence or in the branches of a dead tree are all you need to attract doves.

If you are hunting between a field where the birds have been feeding and their roost trees, three or four decoys on the top wire of a fence could be enough to turn a lot of flying birds. The bare branches of a dead tree can also serve as an effective decoy holder as long as the birds look lifelike.

Two or three dove decoys in a tree near a water hole, with another two or three on the ground near the water, should give even the most pressured birds the confidence to fly closer.

Angie Ryan is a member of the RedHead Pro Hunting Team

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