Heads Up Decoy is excited to finally introduce our version of a usable and versatile tom turkey decoy. The Heads Up Decoy Tom Turkey Decoy.
Honoring the integrity of our partial body decoy characteristics, the Heads Up Tom Turkey Decoy essentially takes the center circle of a strutting tom and gives it life by sliding a real turkey fan into the "Fan Slot". The "Fan Slot" secures the real turkey fan into anatomical position completing the decoy and adding realism.
As a veteran turkey hunter, I have seen many different turkey decoy set ups...and have used many decoy set ups myself. If a fan with no body can work, then a fan with a partial body will work better. And given the fact that...again...we have designed a hassle free decoy...I believe I have design the ultimate tom turkey decoy that embodies the term "versatility". Realism being obvious, versatility, and above all, usability is something I take great pride in when designing the Heads Up Decoys. I want the Heads Up Decoys to work in conventional settings, and to create opportunities when conventional tactics need to be abandoned and a more aggressive and unconventional application needs to be implemented.
As we have proved through the use of our other decoys, we believe this decoy will result in opportunities when opportunity doesn't seem likely because we have designed the "hassle" out of the decoy as can sometimes be the case with the 3D full bodies. I agree, the 3D Tom decoys look great, but they are pretty much stuck where you put them.
Wanted to touch on a few philosophies on why this ended up being the design. One...pretty much most experienced turkey hunters have chucked out a hen turkey decoy and "offed" a tom or a jake. And, pretty much most experienced turkey hunters have repeated this several times over...and if you haven't...you will. So, we do not include a turkey fan with this decoy. If you have a garage or shed full of fans, and you don't like toting a 3D around, but would like to have a tom or jake decoy...then this is the tom turkey decoy for you.Two...I personally believe that this decoy will be more effective than a 3D just because of the simple fact that you can create opportunities that may not have been available with the use of the other bulkier more cumbersome decoys.
The Heads Up Tom Turkey is very versatile. It is sold with a ground stake extension for conventional set ups, but can be used handheld to add movement if you are belly crawlin in the middle of the wide open. The turkey fan will mask your movement. Important point: The handle angle can change because the "Fan Slot" connections slide on the main support frame so you can use the decoy...or decoys...hint hint...in your Heads Up Decoy Bow Mount. In April 2010, I absolutely blew an opportunity to harvest a turkey with the decoy in the Bow Mount. He came right in and I buzzed his nugget at 20 yards...he would have come closer had I not thought I had him dead to rights. The Contour HD camera would have come in handy that day.
The decoy will be available for shipment beginning of February...or sooner. Thank you for your interest and please enjoy the 1 minute promo video I put together describing the decoy by clicking the link below. I CAN'T WAIT FOR APRIL!