- The Washington Times - Saturday, September 3, 2005

THE WASHINGTON TIMES

I’ve hunted over regular duck decoys and also a few that had battery-powered, flapping wings. The wing flappers beat the motionless birds every time.

So imagine my excitement when I had a chance to look over the latest entry into the hunting market, the Mojo Dove decoy. Remember, dove hunting season is under way and will continue to be open for some time.

The Mojo Dove consists of a very lifelike molded plastic dove body and two metal receptacles onto which you fasten lightweight wings with, no surprise, wing nuts. Then you open the back of the dove, insert four AA batteries into a small pack and watch out when you plug the batteries to the connectors because the wings will begin to turn, looking very much like a mourning dove as she alights on or lifts off the ground.

The rotating wings, says the factory, will attract doves from a great distance. Oh yeah, doves will be fooled by it. The decoy comes with a three-piece metal stand that keeps the bird off the ground and far more visible.

“It works great,” says my Tennessee friend, Tommy Akin, who suggests it be placed near fences or on top of corn stubble and also around water holes about 30 yards in front of where you’re hunting.

Suggested retail price is $54.99, batteries not included. That appears to be a little steep, but remember that this decoy will last for many years, so in the long run it’s a good investment.

To order and for more information, call 866/216-6656 or go to mojooutdoors.com.

— Gene Mueller

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