Updated July 03, 2020 by Daniel Imperiale

The 10 Best Hunting Decoys

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This wiki has been updated 20 times since it was first published in September of 2015. Whether you're a nature lover, a wildlife photographer, or a hunter, you may need a visual aid to attract your target of interest. Coming in a variety of designs to entice deer, turkey, ducks, and more, these high-quality decoys will let you fool various creatures into approaching your blind or position, in order to provide you with an up close and personal experience. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best hunting decoy on Amazon.

10. Mojo Outdoors Voodoo Dove

9. Montana Decoy Cow Elk

8. Montana Decoy Jake Purr-fect

7. Flambeau Predator Lone Howler

6. AvianX Breeder Hen

5. Flextone Funky Chicken

4. Montana Decoy Miss Purr-fect

3. Primos Hunting Scarface

2. AvianX Top Flight Mallard

1. Mojo Outdoors Scoot & Shoot

Special Honors

Fold Up Decoy Giant Goose If realism is important to you, but you still don't mind working with two-dimensional lures, these are just the thing. They resemble Canada Geese remarkably, and the paint used is UV-resistant, so even if you deploy them on a regular basis they shouldn't fade. The're also waterproof in case that sunny day turns to rain, or you prefer to hunt when the morning dew is still fresh. foldupdecoy.com

Editor's Notes

June 30, 2020:

Which hunting decoy someone should buy will have a lot do do with the animals they're hoping to attract. After all, the coyote-shaped Flambeau Predator Lone Howler isn't going to do much to bring turkeys out to play. People might get pretty hung up on realism here, as well, which is understandable, but beyond focusing on a few key features — posture among the most important — it's good to remember that the animals you're dealing with often have much a much better sense of smell than anything else, with hearing often coming in second. That's why it's a good idea to make sure your decoy is as devoid of your human smell as possible, and that it even has an appropriate smell for the prey in question. That's also why it's a good idea to pair your decoy with a good hunting call.

A lot of the decoys on our list focus on turkeys, in part because decoys can be so successful in luring them, but also because there are some different approaches to getting their attention. The AvianX Breeder Hen, for example, is more about mating than anything else, with the ability to have its posture manipulated as you set it. The Flextone Funky Chicken, conversely, is meant to look like both a wimp and a jerk, riling up toms with superiority complexes to charge it, all the while ignoring the big gun in the hands of the person behind the hunting blind.


Daniel Imperiale
Last updated on July 03, 2020 by Daniel Imperiale

Daniel Imperiale holds a bachelor’s degree in writing, and proudly fled his graduate program in poetry to pursue a quiet life at a remote Alaskan fishery. After returning to the contiguous states, he took up a position as an editor and photographer of the prestigious geek culture magazine “Unwinnable” before turning his attention to the field of health and wellness. In recent years, he has worked extensively in film and music production, making him something of a know-it-all when it comes to camera equipment, musical instruments, recording devices, and other audio-visual hardware. Daniel’s recent obsessions include horology (making him a pro when it comes to all things timekeeping) and Uranium mining and enrichment (which hasn’t proven useful just yet).


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