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Author:  df [ Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:07 pm ]
Post subject:  Dove decoys on elevated wire

I have hunting land in Ks. The nearest tree or elevated wire to my land is over 3/4 mile away.
I have established two 25’ tall poles 120’ apart in a six acre food plot. I have a nylon rope between them at the top of the poles. The rope is on a pulley, so I can lower it to the ground.
When dove hunting, I want to lower the rope to the ground, clamp on some dove decoys and raise it up to the 25’ level.

Any idea how to do this and have the decoys not rotate and be vertical, upside down or some un natural angle?

Thanks

Author:  oneounceload [ Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Dove decoys on elevated wire

What about a few motorized decoys like they use similar to pigeons in the UK?

Author:  Joe Hunter [ Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:53 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Dove decoys on elevated wire

If your decoys or spinners don't have an eyelet on their back, simple glue or attach a fishing swivel or similar eyelet between their shoulders and hang them from the line.

Author:  oakisland [ Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:13 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Dove decoys on elevated wire

Go buy some of those walmart decoys with the eye hooks on the back, and two or three of there kids spinning rod and reel combo about $ 8.00, throw the decoy over the line lay the rod on the ground and have at it.

Author:  Joe Hunter [ Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:37 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Dove decoys on elevated wire

A slight variation on what oak said...
1) use a spin-cast reel (I don't use a pole, so 4 reels and decoys will all fit in bucket or pack)
2) attach a large swivel on the end of the line
3) put a 4oz bank sinker on the swivel and hand throw over line or limb
4) when sinker comes to ground, remove sinker and attach a decoy
5) reel decoy up to just below line or limb and leave reel on ground
6) when done, lower decoy and remove from swivel and reel swivel back up and over line or limb

Author:  geometric [ Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:46 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Dove decoys on elevated wire

I was doing that on a dove hunt on relatives property a few years back. My cousin's wife saw me coming out of the field with a spinning rod & reel. She gave me a hard look & said, "I hope you found that out there." BTW, IT WORKS GREAT!

Author:  df [ Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:16 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Dove decoys on elevated wire

Thanks for all the replies guys.
I do have the ability to easily lower the wire (rope) to the ground to attach the decoys. Don’t need to use a fishing rod and line. We designed it that way.
My decoys do have an eyelet on their back. I wondered if hanging them under the rope would work, vs having them perched on top of the rope.

Author:  Vette Jockey2 [ Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:30 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Dove decoys on elevated wire

df wrote:
Thanks for all the replies guys.
I do have the ability to easily lower the wire (rope) to the ground to attach the decoys. Don’t need to use a fishing rod and line. We designed it that way.
My decoys do have an eyelet on their back. I wondered if hanging them under the rope would work, vs having them perched on top of the rope.

Hang them underneath the rope. Doves aren't THAT discerning.

Author:  df [ Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:54 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Dove decoys on elevated wire

Thanks for all the replies/ideas.

Author:  df [ Sat May 02, 2020 9:12 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Dove decoys on elevated wire

Vette jockey, that’s what I’m going to do, hang them under the wire
Thanks

Author:  noweil [ Sat May 02, 2020 10:37 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Dove decoys on elevated wire

I have seen homemade wooden dove decoys that had a slot cut in the back of the wood silhouette and that slot would slip on a wire or a rope and the decoys would hang nicely.

Author:  geometric [ Sun May 03, 2020 8:40 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Dove decoys on elevated wire

Neat! I can always use another idea in my hunting "bag of tricks". I am always learning a new trick or a new twist to an older idea here on "ShotgunWorld

Author:  noweil [ Tue May 05, 2020 9:06 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Dove decoys on elevated wire

Something like this
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