It’s spring turkey season and since it’s breeding time, we think that adding a hen decoy to your set up is a no-brainer! Though turkeys aren’t that sharp, they are still wary and spook easily due to their keen sense of hearing and eyesight. Take advantage of mating season and use a tom’s dominant nature to your advantage. Double up with a hen and jake turkey decoy and that tom won’t be able to resist.
There are a few lucky people in life that get to make a living hunting turkey. We’ve taken the favorite decoys of the top turkey hunters in the nation and picked our favorite hen decoys to help you decide which one to add to your spring turkey hunting gear. No matter which one you chose, you’ll be happy to know that all the following decoys have bagged plenty of big toms.
- 3 “Perfect Pose Technology” posing positions—feeding, looker or breeder
- Feather cuts move in the wind
- Flexible neck
- 9×13” folded, 9×35” unfolded
- 1 lb. 6 oz.
- Price: $39.76
Positives: There isn’t much to dislike. The Montana decoy is extremely lightweight, very affordable, and has flexible wire in the neck to change head position. It is photo-realistic and has cuts in the material so the feathers naturally move in the wind.
- Iridescent feathers
- Crosslink Elastomer and exclusive A.C.E. resin construction
- Self-sealing body
- Made in the U.S.A.
- 4 lbs.
- Price: $139.99
Positives: DSD decoys are some of the highest quality in the industry. The upright hen is incredibly realistic and made with extremely durable material. In fact, it can be shot multiple times without ruining it. Its higher price prevents us from voting it Best in Bunch.
- Dura-Rubber Construction
- 3.4 lbs.
- Price: $74.99
Positives: We like that the Avian-X Breeder is already in a tom-tempting breeding position very tempting to toms. It is incredibly realistic looking with textured-like feathers. The wind allows it to swivel so it doesn’t stay completely still.
- High-definition paint
- 5 lbs.
- Price: $49.41
Positives: We love how you get two for the price of one and the perfect combo for spring mating season at a very affordable price.
- EVA rubber
- No-flake paint
- Built-in air valve
- Price: $47.03
Positives: H.S. has products that we trust. Their hen decoy is realistic looking and easily inflated.
- Submissive or contented positions
- 1.6 lbs.
- Price: $37.93
Positives: Our favorite feature of the Primos hen decoy is its price and how easily transportable it is.
Though all these decoys have proved their worth to us in the field, the Montana Miss Purr-Fect 3D hen wins hands down for its versatility and extremely realistic look and movement. It is the best value for the money.
What decoys do you use during spring turkey hunting? Which set up works best for you? Tell us in the comment section.
Prices here reflect what was listed at the time of original publication and are subject to change.