Ideas for Decoys to Improve Your Predator Hunting Success

Decoys to Improve Your Predator Hunting Success

Sometimes you have to nudge a fox or coyote to have them take that one last step from cover. Therefore, we have put together a few ideas for decoys to improve your predator hunting success.

Decoys to Improve Your Predator Hunting Success

Feather on a Stick

You may not have this decoy in your inventory. However, simply revert to your childhood and embrace craft time in grade school. To ensure this type of decoy works, you will need to find a decent-sized bird feather, lightweight fishing line and a stake. Ideally, you would need a fluffy, turkey tail; lightly paint it white or gray if you want it to stand out in a shadowed backdrop.

Tie the fluffy feather to the line and attach the line to the stake. Now, you can plant the stake in an upwind opening from where you are intending to call. You may want to place your remote speaker nearby to authenticate the ruse. If there is a slight breeze, this will make the feather dance as you add the wails of something in pain.

Not only is this decoy inexpensive to make, easy to assemble and deadly under the right wind conditions, but it also works for all species.

Waterfowl Decoys

If you are a waterfowl hunting aficionado, your waterfowl decoy supply could hold the answer to luring a preying predator from nearby foliage. Whether they are stationary or lively, field or floating decoys have the potential to catch the curiosity of any predator.

Today, burgeoning populations of waterfowl invade urban and rural America alike. Therefore, this provides predators with another food source.

Turkey Decoys

Turkeys are as common as geese on a golf course, so consider adding a turkey decoy to your predator hunting scheme. This works well during any season.

Make sure your decoy has some mobility. While most decoys bob on a stake with a slight breeze, even in windless conditions you can add some bob to your decoy with a length of string attached to the decoy. You can occasionally tug on it with some expressive yelps or putts of terror for the ruse to gain traction.

Deer Decoys

Most predator hunters also hunt deer, so there’s a good chance you or a close friend own a deer decoy. That decoy can prove to be the focal point of any predator hunt, particularly for hungry coyotes. While there are advantages of using fawn decoys, it is more likely you have access to a buck or doe decoy in your hunting stash.

Similar to other decoys, place the deer, buck or doe, upwind and compliment it with a remote speaker. Deer bleats and bawling have the potential to bring a pack of coyotes into rang. In addition, a tail wager kit can go a long way to make the piece of plastic look panicked.

Crow Decoys

Lastly, consider adding a crow decoy or two into your setup. Coyotes, specifically, look to crows for signs of a meal to scavenge. However, foxes are not opposed to easy pickings either.

You can place crow decoys on fence posts, tree limbs and maybe even set one on the ground. Hide your speaker nearby and begin the cawing that is a standard sound on most digital callers.

Make sure to remain hidden and watch your movement as real crows characteristically show up for a reality-based setup.


These are just a few ideas for decoys to improve your predator hunting success. For more information on our customized hunting blind options or to order your customized hunting blinds, contact us with the link below!

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