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    Ive heard and seen video of hunters having close encounters with boat paddle, plywood, or shed antlers being used. I stumbled upon 3d moose decoys the other day. Has anyone used or what are thoughts on those? Thumbed through the regs, and couldnt find anything regarding legality either. The one i saw was a cow, and wonder if it would help coax a bull out into a clearing. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlak2fl View Post
    Ive heard and seen video of hunters having close encounters with boat paddle, plywood, or shed antlers being used. I stumbled upon 3d moose decoys the other day. Has anyone used or what are thoughts on those? Thumbed through the regs, and couldnt find anything regarding legality either. The one i saw was a cow, and wonder if it would help coax a bull out into a clearing. Thanks!
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    You mean like this? I have used a cow decoy, but never had an encounter with it, but I do have faith that it would work.

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    +1.......I don't think so Tim.

    Too many folks doing stupid stuff for that to seem like a goo idea to me.

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    I would not walk around with one, but I see no more danger using it out in front of you than any other way of hunting in a BULL only area. Could always spray paint a orange X on it.
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    Awesome photo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stid2677 View Post
    I would not walk around with one, but I see no more danger using it out in front of you than any other way of hunting in a BULL only area. Could always spray paint a orange X on it.
    it seems i just need a couple yellow oars...

    they seem to roll up fairly small which would make transporting into the field both more easy and safe. I doubt i would walk around in a 2 man cow costume, but like Stid says, if placed out in front of you, 100-200 yards, it may be just the little extra to get the stubborn one to come out a little earlier.

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    Here is a video showing us call him in from about a mile away.

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    This is a video of a small bull we called in,, he looked very much like a spike/fork from the head on view and would have been legal if he was. But once he turned you could see he was a small paddle bull.

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    Great video Steve. Best part is at 0:29 "anybody got a gun?".


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    I have the Montana decoy, and have used with great success.


    Not 30 minutes after putting her up for the first time, I called this guy in to about 20 yards. He made a beeline right at her.



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    Quote Originally Posted by stid2677 View Post
    This is a video of a small bull we called in,, he looked very much like a spike/fork from the head on view and would have been legal if he was. But once he turned you could see he was a small paddle bull.

    I have had good results with calling later in the year... (end of Sept). Im thinking early season when i can hear them in the woods, but they dont seem to step out until shooting light has left. Great video!!! I can see we need to step up our filming as well.

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    I have both the decoys one made by Montana decoy the other made by Extreme dimension (this one is a joke) I made it so it looks like she is bedded up because of the pain in the butt it is and use the other beside it standing
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    I have never used one, but have considered the Montana ones. I have no doubt that in the right circumstances they would be effective....but I've had great success without a decoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stid2677 View Post
    Here is a video showing us call him in from about a mile away.

    Stid. Your videos photos and write ups are awesome. Right now I'm in Guam but I'm about to come back home to Alaska. This pumps me up because I've always wanted a moose but had to leave last year right after the season started. I could've hunted but after I got my bou I knew I should spend the last few days with the family. Thanks for sharing these clips help me out a ton!!!

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