"Tip number five is to change your decoy tactics as the season progresses. I always bring and use the most-realistic decoys I can afford, and I will start in early spring using two or three hens, with a jake or a strutter. Usually I will have one feeding hen, and maybe a "looker hen" and a breeder hen, with a jake or strutter behind them. If, for some reason, there's a really big jake crop, I will leave out the strutter. As the season progresses, I might take the strutter out of there and use just a few hens, and then late in the season, I will use just a single hen. Especially during the late season in Wisconsin and Minnesota, in May, it's natural for those hens to be out by themselves. I set my decoys about 25 yards away, close enough that if a bird hangs up, you can still take it with an ethical shot, say, 45 yards and in."