(3) Put It in Plain Sight Deer can't react to a decoy they can't see, so keep yours in an open area-such as by a prime early-season food source-where it's most visible to other bucks. If a buck sees your decoy but doesn't respond, some soft calling can help. "If you're going to call, keep in mind that less is more when hunting with decoys," Williams says. "If your buck is coming in, stay silent. But if he's reluctant, a little soft grunting is often all that's needed for him to march right in."