The use of decoys for doves can't be underestimated. With the right presentation, you'll be able to more efficiently draw birds in that may have otherwise darted out of your shotgun range. Decoys offer a confidence to doves that suggests there is no imminent danger and they can come in, land and feed at a particular location. A good presentation can even fool birds that are much farther away to fly within range to check out the setup, those birds that would likely have never even flown by. A good visual display can pique the interest and change the course of birds, right into range. An effective decoy display will increase the amount of inbound birds, and that will increase your shot opportunities which is the overall goal.
There are several different decoy options, but a good set of stationary decoys is both cost effective and highly impactful. The Cabela's Dove Decoy 6-Pack feature decoys with highly detailed painting and true-to-life body position and feathers. Realism is important and the detail on these dove decoys is very lifelike. They are made from lightweight rubber that is durable and stands up well to the elements. On the bottom are rugged clips that allow hunters to secure and position the decoys naturally on branches, brush, wire fences, etc. Because doves like to visually inspect the ground before they land, they'll often head for an overhead vantage point like a tree, power line or some other structure. By having your decoys well placed, you can ease the hesitation of doves and get more to come into your location. The Cabela's Dove Decoy 6-Pack will only set you back $20 so you can pick up more than one to increase your decoy presentation afield, based on where you are hunting.
It may be hot outside, but don't let the temperatures discourage you from getting out and enjoying some of the first wingshooting opportunities of the season. Load your guns and get ready for dove season and when you do, consider adding decoys to your hunting setup. You can find the Cabela's Dove Decoy 6-Pack at both Cabela's and Bass Pro Shops. You can also check out the dove hunting gear that's on sale right now during the 2020 Fall Hunting Classic at Bass Pro Shops and Cabela's.