The three most important rules of setting decoys? Elevation, elevation, elevation. Dove decoys disappear on cluttered ground. You have to put them up where birds can see them. Fortunately, commercial dove decoys have clips on their feet or clothespins on their breasts, enabling you to hook them to branches and fence wire. There's little need to worry about creating landing zones and Xs, Cs, and fishhook patterns with your fake doves as you would with waterfowl decoys. Just get them up into the air.