Which decoy is better: Flambeau’s Redi-Doe, Grazing Doe, or CommanDoe, Carry-Lite, McKenzie, Delta or…?
They all work. The added realism of one vs. the other might make the difference some times, though. The set up for the Flambeau decoys is easier, since you don’t have to stake them in the ground to keep them standing like you must do with the Carry-Lite. They’re both fairly lightweight, being hollow plastic. However, the Flambeau’s paint is not as durable as the Carry-Lite. Carry-Lite makes a good looking, durable decoy, but it has to be staked into the ground to keep it standing (stakes are provided). In addition, the Carry-Lite has a particularly “stern” posture which can cause concern with other deer. The full body foam deer decoys work, but the work involved in transporting them to and from your stand may cause you to avoid using them as much. Delta’s “Supreme” decoy, which is hollow, flexible, quiet foam works, and it’s easier to transport, but the sections must be put together on site, meaning more work in the field. Most convenient is the Tail-Wagger Deer Rear. But, it has it’s limitations, too. Certainly not as limiting as the two dimensional decoys, though! Does your dog pay much attention to what’s on TV? Deer are about the same with two dimensional decoys! Because it’s not a full decoy, positioning is more critical. And, sometimes, the additional realism of a full size decoy may be what’s needed to get the deer in the right place for a shot. However, we believe that the ease of use of the Tail-Wagger Deer Rear means you will use it more often than other decoys and in places you’d never think to take another deer decoy because of the work involved, thus leading to more success. If you hunt in an area where it’s easy for you to use a full size deer decoy as often as you like, by all means, do it!