Come on in Gobblers! NEW Avian-X HDR Feeding Hen Decoy


Come on in Gobblers! NEW Avian-X HDR Feeding Hen Decoy

Back in 2019, I reviewed the Avian-X HDR Jake Turkey Decoy here on AllOutdoor. It’s the most-realistic turkey decoy I have ever seen or used, and I’ve seen more than a few. Avian-X recently announced a new turkey decoy in their HDR line of ultra-realistic decoys, the HDR Feeding Hen Decoy.

Everyone knows turkeys don’t feed when they’re nervous, so a feeding hen decoy sends a good message to other turkeys: Everything is okay here and there’s nothing to fear.

That’s exactly how you want that big gobbler to feel — right up until you drop the hammer on him. That makes this feeding hen decoy a natural fit for spring turkey hunting, especially later in the day when gobblers are out trolling for single gals. Here are some manufacturer specs:

  • Durable blow-molded design for many seasons of use
  • Relaxed feeding posture signals contentment
  • Authentic rubber-molded leg stubs
  • True-to-life paint scheme and feather detail
  • Flocked rump section for added realism
  • Lightweight composite stake that stores in the tail
  • Realistic movement without unnatural spin
  • Includes: Feeding Hen Decoy, Composite Stake, Decoy Bag
  • MSRP: $139.99

The new HDR Feeding Hen decoy by Avian-X perfectly imitates a mature hen feeding with her high exposed back and lowered primary wing feathers. Place her with the new HDR Strutter following behind for the ultimate mid-day to late-morning decoy set up. When turkeys are still in larger flocks, another deadly early season tactic is to add a few hens to the decoy mix. The HDR Feeder’s natural posture is perfect for this ploy, and adding two or three decoys creates a natural-looking flock.

“The HDR decoys’ blow-molded construction from hand-carved designs provides unbeatable detail and durability in this premium turkey decoy. Like all HDR decoys, the HDR Feeder features rubber-molded leg stubs for a natural appearance. Her lifelike paint scheme, feather detail and flocked rump section leave nothing to chance.

“The decoy comes complete with a carry bag and lightweight composite stake that safely secures and stores in the tail. Like all Avian-X HDR decoys, the Feeder has a realistic movement without an unnatural spin.

That last part is important; if you have ever hunted turkeys on a windy day with cheap decoys, you know they love to spin around like a top; not exactly natural. I found this new decoy listed here for well below MSRP.

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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