Decoys might be extraordinarily efficient for dove looking, however plastic mourners have all the time introduced one large downside: the place to place them to allow them to be seen. Grey fakes towards the grayish soil of a sunflower area all however disappear, rendering their drawing energy nearly, nicely, powerless. The reply to that is the dove pole. By putting your decoys atop a 20-foot submit, you create an avian magnet few birds can resist.
• three toes of ¾-inch steel conduit
• Two 10-foot sections of ½-inch conduit
• ½-inch butt-end connector
• Cable ties
• 2- to Four-foot lengths of skinny useless branches
• Four to six light-weight (foam) dove decoys ($31 for 6; Flambeau Outdoors)
Assemble on the looking web site. First, drive the ¾-inch conduit into the bottom till sturdy. Subsequent, be a part of the 10-foot sections of conduit utilizing the butt-end connector. Tighten securely and wrap joint with duct tape.
With cable ties, fasten branches perpendicular to the pole 2 to three toes aside. Clip the decoys to branches at pure intervals. Slip the pole’s backside into the ¾-inch conduit. Safe with duct tape if wanted.
The dove pole might be supplemented by spinning-wing decoys ($15; cabelas.com) at floor stage. Place the dove pole barely downwind of your blind location or stand.