By Rich Miller
It’s been a month now since deer season closed and with all the shows and traveling, talking about turkey hunting is really getting me fired up. There are a lot of products every year that hit the market giving hunters the grand illusions that they will bring in every turkey in the woods. There are new products every year that do give the hunter a better advantage when he hits the woods on opening morning, but we still have to scout and put in our time. It’s hard to kill turkeys when you’re hunting where they aren’t.
This year Carry-Lite has improved on the Pretty Boy series of full strutting decoys once again with the Bob’n Tail Tom HD. I got my sample of this new decoy a couple of weeks ago and every person that I have shown it to has really been impressed with it.
This decoy does several different things that it hasn’t been able to do in the past. First of all, there is a cloth “skin” around it giving it the look of real feathers. With the life like-head combined with the silky feathered look makes this decoy look like the real deal. To make it even better, the decoy name “Bob’n Tail Tom HD” says it all. The balanced tail hung on the back of the decoy moves in the slightest breeze and gives it the most lifelike look of any decoy I have seen.
All you have to do is get this thing out in a place where it can be visible from a distance. Call a little to get a big tom’s attention and once he spots the decoy it will be on. This thing is going to retail for about $60 and that’s a smoking price for a decoy of this caliber. They didn’t ask me when they named it and although “Bob’n Tail Tom HD” is a good name, I think it should have been called “Barely Legal”!