New Subspecies-Specific Decoys From Avian-X

Turkey decoys from Avian-X are incredibly realistic, and hunters across the country have been using them to fool wary gobblers and draw them into shooting range. And new for 2015, the incredible Lifelike Collapsible Decoys (LCD) from Avian-X are available in perfect mirror images of Rio Grande and Merriam’s turkeys.

Avian-X LCD decoys have been a huge hit with hunters since they were introduced a few years ago. The Eastern turkey dekes featured a contoured look, impressive feather detailing and colorations, and life-like body postures. That same amazing eye for detail led to the very first subspecies-specific turkey decoys.

All wild turkeys are beautiful, and that's particularly true of the Rio Grande and Merriam’s subspecies. On the new Avian-X decoys, the distinctive blonde rings and light-colored edges of a Rio or Merriam’s gobbler's fan scream for attention when seen by a real gobbler. Although the current line of Eastern LCD decoys have done a great job in bringing in all subspecies, the diehard turkey hunters at Avian-X couldn't resist adding their revolutionary No-Flake paint scheme to Merriam’s (above) and Rio Grande (below) decoys. The gobblers in those parts of the country have certainly never seen anything like these new turkey decoys.

Both the Rio Grande and Merriam’s lines from Avian-X include the LCD Quarter Strut Jake, sub-dominant pose that drives gobblers crazy, and the more-dominant LCD Lookout Hen with her head held high. With this combination of decoys you have the best of both worlds with the intrusion of the Jake that’s in a very submissive pose, while the Lookout Hen portrays a more dominant posture. This is a hen that’s irresistible to gobblers, and it’s also a challenge to other dominant hens for those times when you need to call in the flock to drag a gobbler along.

Crafted from rugged Dura-Rubber, an LCD decoy folds tightly and fits easily into a turkey vest, yet it won't crease or dent. Realistic motion comes via a unique one-piece folding stake system. It allows for ample movement, yet the system prevents the unnatural spin common with lighter decoys.

We editors have been using Avian-X Eastern decoys for a few years, and the results have been outstanding. And you can be sure we’ll be carrying the new Rio Grande and Merriam’s decoys this spring for our trips out West and down South!

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