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Elk decoy - rump, side or front

Looking for any suggestions on which elk decoy any one has used or suggest. My first inclination is the rump view.
Thanks in advance for your information.

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Elk decoy - rump, side or front

The rump is the easiest to pack (smaller size). Most folks I know that use decoys usually use two...

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Elk decoy - rump, side or front

Do the silly things work? I've never tried them and don't know anybody that has. Seems like a lot of trouble to, not to mention extra gear, to lug around the mountains.

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Elk decoy - rump, side or front

We have used the Montana decoy for several years now. several years in Colorado and last year in New Mexico. They work great. They are light, and fold up to almost nothing to fit in the pack. I have the broadside view and my son has the face on view. both work well but the face on view seems to give a larger profile. In New Mexico we had numerous bull respond to a cow call and walk right up to the decoy once they saw it. I would not be without mine in my pack!

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Elk decoy - rump, side or front

I used to decoy turkeys pretty regularly when I lived in Texas. Seems like that worked off and on. I would have to admit that far and away, the biggest ones I ever shot were coaxed in with a combination of calling and decoying. Same maybe true for elk? I'll have to try that when I can scrape together the cash. I currently have 2 little ones in diapers.

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Elk decoy - rump, side or front

I went back and forth with this many times but finally went with the rump view. Figure I'll get one of the other two views next year.

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Elk decoy - rump, side or front

I hunted with a guy that used the backend view decoy. We really didn't get an opportunity to use it on Elk, but it was great for giving deer a security feeling. They would trail past it without looking tense. As for carring it, it works great to break up the day. Slipped between your pack and back, it pops out at the most crazy times and when you forget it is there and the pack comes off... constantly provides an adrenalin rush.

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Elk decoy

I've never used decoys, I know there light and relatively small. The ones I looked at were a hundred bucks each. Any ideas on cheaper ones?

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Az Jimbo

I just bought a Montana front veiw at Cabel's bargain cave for $40, so keep you eyes peeled for deals.

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Elk decoy - rump, side or front

I like the rump....

Check out this podcast for a game biologist's and archery hunters perspective on decoys...

http://www.bowcast.com/content/view/316/57/

an hour long show but worth listening to ...

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