Lodge Outfitters Hen Turkey Decoy with Call and Mount
Pretty good decoy. Should have come with some sort of directions - nothing included. Looks good. Good eyes too. Sounds good on light clucks and "ok" on yelps. Primos call. The "pull-bar" needs a rubber band wound around the top to keep it from falling through. Has two standing positions, Nice. The provided string is a good length, but needs to be replaced with Spider Wire / braided fishing line. The existing line stretches too much...loss of control.
May 7, 2013
Looks good, sounds bad.
The decoy looks amazing but the ground stake is too high and the foot step for assisting you getting it into the ground prevents you from getting it down to a realistic height.
I recommend getting the decoy and getting a cheap stake seperately.
The call is trash. its just a box call, but it doesnt sound right. its just a high pitched squeek like half a kee kee... and maybe even a bit too high pitched for a kee kee. Wont break, wont yelp, not worth it. Its also very loud. Not the volume you want if a 50 ft difference in sound location matters.vI saved the 50 ft of nylon line that came with it incase I want to use it on some duck decoys.
DO NOT buy the call that comes with the ground stake and the 50 ft of line without the decoy. You'll be buying everything that doesn't work in the package (that package is either $5 or $10 cheaper than this).
I got this on sale for $40 and honestly the decoy is probably worth $40. The head is hard (not colapsable, keeps form), they eyes are marbles, it has a little plastic bag that slips over the head to protect it, lightweight colapsable, pops back out to inteneded shape, reasonable price. Good decoy. I wouldn't buy it full price for $60.
In summary, good decoy, bad call, bad ground stake, worthless nylon string.
May 3, 2013
Not so Great
No instructions in attaching call to decoy. Did not work as shown in box photo so I had to change it to an alternative way. Worked fair then but call was not so great. Decoy has to much white on wings in my opinion so I will apply a bit of paint on them in the future.
April 23, 2013