You never know what is on a solo gobbler’s mind—certainly some illicit things we can’t print, but he may not be in a fighting mood. A single hen is the safest decoy bet. Trouble is, a gobbler’s response to a hen decoy is usually slow, with lots of strutting and studying before fully committing. To counter this, offset your hen slightly from your position so that a gobbler has to walk past your flank to get to it, and face it toward him, quartering slightly away from you. It doesn’t hurt to place her a little farther out—up to 20 yards away—to reduce the chance of the gobbler’s seeing you before he gets to her.